Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences

The Arts and Sciences timetable is still accepting new classes!

If you are keen to see a certain class run, or to run a class yourself, or you need to change the details for a class you're already scheduled to run, please contact Aeron Lasair at artsandsciences@festival.lochac.sca.org.

Campcraft

Clothing Construction

Classes and workshops related to the patterning and construction of items of clothing

Culinary Arts

Activities related to the production and consumption of food and drink

Dance

Music

Drama

Drama, voice production, storytelling - activities which may be used to delight an audience

Scholarship

Scribal Arts

Textile Arts

Activities related to the manipulation of fibre and fabric.

Uncategorised Crafts

Activities related to the design and crafting of items other than textiles or consumables

123 activities:

Passamezzo - Improvised Dance

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Thursday 11:00 to 12:00
Sunday 11:00 to 12:00
Monday 10:00 to 11:00

The Passamezzo is a 16th Century improvised dance style. Passamezzi are flirtatious, playful, sexy, witty, and can be anything from slinky (but fairly gentle) to seriously virtuosic. They're also a great deal of fun, especially if you like the sort of dancing that is a conversation with your...Read more

Storytime with Eva

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Thursday 15:00 to 16:00

Come along with a guardian to listen to a story or two. Stories will be told with or without a book, and some may include puppets. Storytime will last 10-15 minutes and will be a good chance for the children to sit down and unwind for a little while.Read more

Intermediate Country Dance

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Friday 11:00 to 12:00

Learn some more advanced English Country Dances before the Country ball.

No partner necessary; some familiarity with English Country Dance preferred (the Beginner English Country Dance class will be enough).  These dances do move fairly quickly, so you will need a moderate level of...Read more

Making a Period Sewing Kit

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Friday 11:00 to 12:00

Want to replace your modern plastic sewing kit with something more appropriate? Wondering what sewing tools were actually used in the medieval and renaissance periods? This class covers the history of sewing tools and some ideas on assembling a sewing kit for your period.Read more

Food Fit for a Queen

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Friday 14:00 to 15:00

An introduction to Elizabethan food and feasting, including the Elizabethan pantry, setting up a feast, menu planning and recipes. Beginner-Intermediate (some cooking knowledge assumed but not necessary).Read more

Patches, mends and bodges

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Friday 15:00 to 16:00

In period, there were items that aren't quite so perfect as what we see in museums: they were used to death and past it, repaired, recycled and possibly thrown in the midden for a reason. Let's see what we can do in a similar vein.Read more

Dance Musician's Gathering

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Friday 15:00 to 16:00

A warmup session to enable musicians to sort out music, versions, ideas and practice new music for Festival. Those teaching dances are welcome to come and discuss them with the musicians.

BYO Instruments and Music!Read more

The Market Wallet

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Friday 16:00 to 17:00

An introduction to the market wallet, excellent for carrying a moderate amount of stuff hands free. It resembles a pair of saddle bags, worn over one shoulderRead more

SUGAR RUSH!!!!! The Elizabethan Banquet

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Saturday 11:00 to 12:00

The Elizabethan banquet - a party within a party, where everything served involved sugar. Discussion will include setting up a banquet, and the dishes served, including the basics of sugarwork and candy making. Cost of $5 because there will be samples of the food.Read more

Lyric Writing 101

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Saturday 11:00 to 12:00

The 5% inspiration that goes into songwriting can't be taught, But the remaining 95% involves a lot of techniques that can be! This class explores some of the basics of rhythm, rhyme, structure, and making words fit a tune.Read more

Laurel Prize Setup

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Saturday 13:30 to 14:00

The Companions of the Order of the Laurel host this forum, a chance for anyone who makes things or performs in the SCA to display their skills. It is an opportunity to show the Laurels and the populace what you are doing, to receive feedback and to share information and skills. You may display...Read more

Introductory Calligraphy

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Saturday 14:00 to 15:00

If you've ever wanted to give calligraphy a go, this is the class for you!   This will be a practical session that introduces some basic pen-strokes, and lets you try out some of the most commonly-used Medieval and Renaissance scripts.Read more

Choral Mass Rehearsal

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Saturday 17:00 to 18:00

Any singers who would like to practice the Missa Jäger before Sunday's mass may join this rehearsal. (This is optional - you are still welcome to join in the mass even if you can't make it to the rehearsal).

Sheet music can be downloaded from...Read more

Eliabethan Shirt 3 - Gores

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Sunday 14:00 to 15:00

Third of a five part series in patterning a variation on a sixteenth century men's shirt: this session focuses on insetting gores into slits (A generally applicable technique; especially those insetting gores into cote fronts).Read more

Formed Leather Casework

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Monday 11:00 to 12:00

Formed leather cases were a practical way to store your pens, cards, instruments, glasses and precious objects in period. Look at examples across time, learn how to make cases using period techniques, plus a ‘quick and dirty’ method requiring no leather skills.Read more

Bouffons

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Monday 11:00 to 12:00

Join in an attempt at the passages of the Bouffons, a 16th century sword dance that was choreographed to be part of a Masque.

This dance will require a moderate level of fitness and concentration, but does not need to involve jumps, and definitely does not involve actually being hit by...Read more

Simple Massage Techniques

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Monday 14:00 to 15:00

Join Lady Elizabeth la Chatte, as she teaches you how to use simple massage techniques to alleviate many of the aches and pains associated with combat, sports, or just a very hard Festival.

You and your partner will put these methods into practice during a practical class; guided by Lady...Read more

Artisan's Spaces Open

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All day Thursday
All day Friday
All day Saturday
All day Sunday
All day Monday

The Artisans' Space, hosted by Atelier, will be open from after morning court each day until sundown (weather permitting) and you are welcome to bring along your own project, or to use the space to work on a communal one.

The venue will have a 'clean craft' space for sewing, spinning,...Read more