New this year to the Estrella War, not one but three Artisans Showcases!
- The first showcase offered is our traditional Artisans Showcase. It is for non-laurels in attendance only, and is the perfect medium for artisans to display their works and get to discuss their passion for their art form with the Laurels, Crowns and populace from all over the Known World.
- The second is the Laurels' Showcase, and as the name implies it is open to all laurels. In this Showcase the roles are reversed and the Laurels get the opportunity to share their body of works. Most importantly, their range of information and understanding of their art forms are yours just for the asking.
- The third is the Masterpiece Showcase. This showcase is open to every artisan, from all the known realms, rather they are a member of the right noble Order of the Laurel or not. For one and all it is a rare opportunity to view some of the most awe inspiring artistic works the SCA has to offer. Nothing so inspirits a person than to view a work of art that can truly take your breath away.
If you wish to participate in any of the Showcases, please contact the Artisan Showcase Coordinator, Master Ra'id Ibn Al Za'rur.
The Estrella War Arts and Sciences Collegium will once again be held at Schnepf ‘s Farm in the same wonderfully cool, quite and secluded area as last year.
The year two thousand and thirteen brings a new format for the class schedules. Instead of different subject matter being rather randomly scattered throughout the day, like subjects will be grouped together into colleges. As an example, The College of Manuscript Arts: the making of paper & parchment, bookbinding, calligraphy, illumination, printing, and cartography. Of course, like every college there will be classes at the “undergraduate” (beginning level) and the “graduate” level (intermediate & advanced level).
We will also have a student lounge open to both collegians and all artisans alike. Here you will find various tables, each dedicated to a different college. You can sit and continue working on your project from a class you have taken, or bring whatever project you are working on and sit among your peers from many different kingdoms, sharing documentation, expertise and good cheer.
New in 2013! Interactive Arts and Sciences Demonstrations. Artisans from all kingdoms a special treat awaits you on this collegiate campus, Arts and Science Demonstrations, conducted in three-hour blocks. This is a truly unique opportunity to not only observe but also engage in the art/science form being demonstrated. Imagine you receiving hands on experience guided by highly skilled artisans. Nothing gives you an appreciation for an art or science more than exposure and practice for yourself. It is also a great tool for artisans who frequently serve as a judge for their kingdom arts and sciences competitions, to get some in-depth, one on one time with a subject matter expert.
We are strongly encouraging artisans from all over the Known World to come and share their store of learning and passion with all those who are attending the Estrella War. If you are interested in conducting a class, please contact Lady Siobhan Lindsay MacCumhal
ESTRELLA WAR XXIX ARTS & SCIENCES COMPETITION CATEGORIES
- Machines — An apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions, used in the performance of some kind of work. A machine documented to pre 17th Century Western Europe that is fully functioning, standalone and does not need additional items for assistance. Entries may be of any working scale and will need to be demonstrated at the Competition; detailed diagrams and list of parts will need to be included in Documentation. Time needed to demonstrate will need to be included in pre-registration description.
- Pickling/Preserving —An item of food available in pre-17th century Western Europe that has been pickled or preserved through the process of fermenting used in the same time frame. The food and the pickling/preserving process will need to be kept within the same time frame and regional area for each entry. All entries will include a list of ingredients and presented in a ready to be sampled format.
- Working Class Clothing — Clothing worn on a daily basis as a means of earning one’s livelihood, including a minimum of 3 pieces of clothing that would be worn simultaneously by a person of the lower classes of pre 17th Century Western Europe. Layers should be worn together as an ensemble, not including headwear/footwear or accompanying accessories. Documentation should also include a brief description of the types of work that could have been performed in this outfit.
NEW YOUTH Arts & Sciences Competition
This is to get more Youth involved with arts and sciences. The ages that can compete are from eleven years of age to 17 years of age and only one entry per youth. All Youth A&S Competition Rules are on the Kingdom of Atenveldt Arts and Sciences web site, under the Estrella tab.
ESTRELLA WAR XXIX ARTS & SCIENCES YOUTH COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Each Year a category will be chosen. This year it will be:
- Artifacts (e.g., heraldic display, bowery/fletching. ceramics/pottery, jewelry/decorative pieces, calligraphy and/or illumination, needlework, toys and games, footwear/accessories, etc.)
For full information about the rules and schedule and to learn more about how this competition has been run in prior years, go to the Estrella page of the Kingdom of Atenveldt Ministry of Arts & Sciences website. If you are interested in judging or assisting with running the competition, or you have questions about the categories for the competition, please contact Atenveldt’s Minister of Arts & Science.