Arts and Sciences

The Arts provide beauty, pageantry, and that medieval flavor to everything we do in the SCA. As an educational group, the Arts provide a focus for teaching and learning. Have you been wondering how to make a particular garment? Interested in trying your hand at calligraphy? How about metal work or historic cooking techniques?  There is something for everyone in the society and limitless ways to delve into the magic and mystery of historical recreation. If you are curious, feel free to contact our Baronial Minister of Arts and Sciences.

Here is just a sample of the Arts and Sciences you could explore and practice:


  • Bardic Arts, such as storytelling and singing
  • Basket Weaving
  • Beadwork
  • Calligraphy
  • Cooking
  • Costume Accessories
  • Clothing (roughly 600 to 1600 AD)
  • Dance (European and Non-European)
  • Dramatic Performances
  • Drawing
  • Dyeing
  • Embroidery and Needlework
  • Glasswork: Blown Glass, Stained Glass and Lampwork (glass beads)
  • Illumination
  • Juggling and Tumbling
  • Knitting/Nålbinding
  • Knotted Work
  • Lace Making
  • Music Composition and Performance
  • Painting
  • Poetry
  • Prose and Playwriting
  • Riding Performance – Equestrian
  • Spinning
  • Loom Weaving and Tablet Weaving


  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Accoutrements
  • Armouring
  • Book Binding
  • Brewing and Vinting
  • Ceramics and Pottery
  • Equestrian Activities
  • Games
  • Herb Craft – Cosmetics and Culinary use only
  • Iron Working and Tool Making
  • Lapidary (Jewelry/Stone Setting)
  • Leather Working
  • Metal Working (including Metal Casting)
  • Musical Instrument Making
  • Paper Making
  • Research
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Sculpture and Stone Carving
  • Siege Engines
  • Weapon Making – including Bowyering and Fletching
  • Wood Construction
  • Wood Embellishment
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