A&S Class: River Wars

The EK MoAS office will be offering a class at River Wars in Iron Bog on October 19th.Consent in A&S: Giving and Taking Helpful FeedbackTime: 3:00-4:00, Location: A&S PavilionDescription:In an ideal Society, artisans create work for the joy that it brings them, and Laurels give feedback to fulfill the mission of their peerage to help encourage and teach others. However, if feedback is not given or received properly, hurt feelings can (and do!) occur. Artisans can be discouraged from pursuing their ideas, with Laurels being branded as being mean and unhelpful. Both of these outcomes are hurtful to the fabric of our Society. So let’s examine the issue, and figure out if we can help change the culture of how feedback is given and received in the SCA so...

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Call for A&S Research Articles

This is a reminder that the EK Gazette is actively looking for articles to publish on A&S research topics. Have you just finished some fascinating original research? Can you tell us about a day in the life of your persona? Do you have a fabulous method of producing something in a medieval style? The East Kingdom is rich in artisans and scientists, and the East Kingdom Gazette provides a platform for their written work to be shared by publishing Arts & Sciences Research Papers! If you wish to see topics covered by past papers, you can search for the “research paper” tag on the Gazette website.To learn more about our call for papers, please click on the link...

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Teaching in the SCA

Recently, the East Kingdoms’ MoAS learned that several individuals were being told that one must have an A&S award to teach; that only laurels could teach; or that only individuals under the supervision of a laurel could teach. This announcement is to reaffirm, to everyone, that this is *absolutely* not true. Anyone can and is welcome to teach if they so desire. It’s a service to spread knowledge of the Arts & Sciences in our community and to help others grow and learn. If you wish to teach but are not comfortable doing so, the MoAS office can help! Please reach out to Lady Mariette de Bretagne, our Education Deputy at moas.education@eastkingdom.org. She has experience teaching in both SCA and “real world” settings and is happy to...

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Southern Region Scribal Work Day

Following the success of similar work days up north, it’s been decided that there will be a Southern Region work day, with the goal of completing backlog scrolls (and/or scroll blanks) for the Kingdom.Additional details here:https://www.facebook.com/events/209728983277389/?ti=icl If you cannot come to the work day but would be interested in wordsmithing ahead of the event, please let the Bhakail MOAS know (arts@bhakail.eastkingdom.org).This is not a workshop, there will not be any formal teaching – but scribes of all skill levels are welcome to join in, and loaner equipment will be available.Bring your supplies, including any reference books/materials you want to share, and let’s get some scrolls done!!!You don’t have to commit to the entire...

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A&S Photographer at Pennsic

Hello there, Eastern artists!Want to get better images of your work for your documentation or your blog? If you’re headed to Pennsic next month, John Peynter will be offering to photograph A&S projects. He has provided this service before, and the images are amazing, some of which can be found on his website. He has 3 sessions listed through Pennsic University: Saturday 8/3 (noon-3pm in A&S 15)Sunday 8/4 (9am-noon in the Great Hall)Thursday 8/8 (9am-noon in the Great Hall) Letting him know you’re interested is key; this will allow him to have the best tools and props on hand to photograph your art. You can do this by filling out a quick Google form. The photographer grants the artisans he works with a perpetual, nonexclusive, noncommercial...

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