An annual Artisan Showcase is held at Estrella War, to provide a setting where artisans can sit with medieval style works they have completed or have in progress, and discuss those pieces with SCA Peers and populace from many SCA Kingdoms. The event is intended to invite questions, advice, commentary and interaction between Peers, populace and artisans in a relaxed, social environment.
This year brings the Artisan Showcase, Laurels’ Showcase as well as the Fiftieth Challenge.
As Estrella War celebrates its 30th year, we look to the 50th year of the Society with The A&S 50 Challenge. This Challenge involves doing 50 things in the Arts and Sciences from now until May 1st, AS 50/2015, in honor of the SCA’s 50th Birthday.
The Arts & Sciences Collegium will once again be held at Estrella War in the same wonderfully cool, quiet and secluded area as last year. Classes will be offered from Thursday through Saturday, beginning at 9AM. Sign up for classes begin at 8AM on the day the class is offered, on a first come first served basis. Classes are open to any attendees at Estrella war.
Last year Estrella War experienced such success with the organization of classes into Colleges, that we are repeating it again this year. Sign your name under the class you wish to take and you are enrolled.
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 that you can sit and continue working on your project from a class you have taken. You are also most welcome to bring whatever art project you are working on and sit among your peers from many different kingdoms, sharing documentation, expertise and good cheer.
Interactive Arts & Sciences Demonstrations
Estrella War for the second year will offer Arts & Science Demonstrations, conducted in three-hour blocks. What is new is that the A&S demos will be held in Town Square, where they can be readily observed.
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 knowledge and passion with all those who are attending the Estrella War.
The Estrella War Arts & Sciences Competition is an inter-kingdom competition held to allow artisans compete and receive feedback about their work from an inter-kingdom judging team. Competitors are not declaring for a side but enter the competition for the individual glory. The winner of each category will be declared the Estrella War Arts & Sciences Champion for their area.
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 Kingdom of Atenveldt Arts & Sciences.