Archery is on for February 19th

Hail to all archers! The weather is fair and the field is open!

In other words the weather is nice so we will be hosting Sunday archery practice.

Due to scheduling timing details will be finalized tomorrow. Stay tuned for a definite on what time we will open the range. We’ll start at 12:30 at the latest.

See you all at the usual highland park site.

March Scriptorium: Finding the Right Inspiration

Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!

This month, join us on Wednesday, March 15th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for March will be “Finding the Right Inspiration” taught by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Not sure how to find pages from medieval manuscripts and documents that you can use as the basis for your SCA scrolls? Learn where and how to search, as well as how to interpret what you find, so you can be sure that your scrolls are based on period sources.

Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

A Beginner Scribal Series in BMDL at Tech Shop

There have been many requests for classes on the scribal arts for the ABSOLUTE beginner, and now they are available, thanks to Antoinette de la Croix:

A Beginner Scribal Series in BMDL at Tech Shop

A sequential learning series for folks who want to try their hand at painting scrolls and are not sure where to begin.

Part 1 Saturday, Feb 11, 1-5pm Orientation and Materials

Part 2 Saturday, Feb 25, 1-5pm Beginner painting techniques & brushwork

Part 3 Saturday, March 11, 1-5pm Calligraphy

Part 4 Saturday, March 25, 1-5pm Painting your first piece of art

Part 5 Saturday, April 15, 1-5pm Painting a notecard or prize scroll

There is a $5.00 Materials fee for Parts 2-5 payable the day of the workshop. You must preregister with Antoinette de la Croix at ScribalTour20162017(at)yahoo9dot)com so that she can have supplies for the correct number of students.

TechShop is at: 192 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Parking is available in the garage nearby and is free for the first two hours ONLY. Curb parking may also be available. Come early and get a tour, this place is absolutely awesome!

Questions about the content of the classes can go to ScribalTour20162017(at)yahoo(dot)com, for anything else, contact me at ansminister(at)debatablelands(dot)org.

Hope to see you there!