Necessary Arts and Sciences

The Necessary Arts and Sciences Night is held on the first Wednesday of the month, 6 PM- 9 PM, at the Ward 2 City Council building, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710 (between Kolb Road and North Pantano Road, off of Fremming Ave. Classroom “C”).

This A&S night is designed for the populace to come together and work on their projects. Experienced artisans lend their expertise in a wide variety of the necessary arts and sciences. Work stations have been created to specifically meet each artisan’s need.

Clothing/Accessories Station: provides several sewing machines, an ironing board and iron, a couple of cutting tables, and a collection of all of the usual things needed and used in the activity. Books on period dress and construction will also be available so you may research the garments for your chosen time period.
You will need to supply your material and trim. You will also need to provide a pattern for your garment or you may choose to learn how to make a custom pattern.

Textiles/Needlework Station: A table and chairs are provided for you to set your project upon. Bring your looms, needlework, or any other related project and enjoy the company, exchange ideas and expertise.
Decorative/Fine Arts Station: This station aids you in learning the arts of calligraphy and illumination and provides the necessary equipment and some materials, as well as instructive books so you may try your hand these honored arts. You will need to supply your own materials if you plan on working on a specific project.

The Paynter’s Guild of Atenveldt, Tir Ysgithr chapter, offers an ongoing demonstration of cloth painting and you are invited to join in and try your hand at this treasured art form. Materials will be provide (you must supply your own cloth) and handouts that provide you with instructional guidance and documentation will be yours for the asking.

Classes: In addition to the work stations, classes will periodically be offered. These classes will be relevant to the current events held within the barony and kingdom, i.e., for an upcoming A&S competition, classes would be offered in “Documentation”, “What to Expect and How to Enter an A&S Competition”, and “Kingdom Judging Certification”.

The A&S office hosts mini A&S contests at each of the official baronial events. Two months prior to each event, a class will be offered in that art form, so that everyone who wants to can learn and participate in the mini competition. It is a great way to pick up a new skill!