Arts and Sciences Activities

Tir Ysgithr offers a wide variety of selected monthly Arts and Sciences Nights to choose from:

The Necessary Arts and Sciences Night is held on the first Wednesday of the month, 6 PM- 9 PM, at the Ward 2 City Council building, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710.

It is designed for the populace to come together and work on their projects. Experienced artisans lend their expertise in a wide variety of the necessary arts and sciences (clothing/accessories, textiles/needlework, and decorative/fine art). The arts & sciences office provides the necessary equipment. For more details click here. 

Classes: At the Necessary A&S Night, classes will be held and will be relevant to the current events held within the barony and kingdom, i.e., for an upcoming A&S competition, classes would be offered in Documentation, What to Expect and How to Enter an A&S Competition, and Kingdom Judging Certification.

Cottage Crafts: are those arts and sciences that are hosted in private residential dwellings. They are held monthly, spread throughout the city, and cover a wide variety of arts and sciences. SCA garments are not required. For a full listing of cottage arts and crafts click here.

Scriptoriums (nights dedicated to the arts of calligraphy and illumination): Two baronial scriptoriums are offered monthly, on the first Wednesday of the month, from 7 PM- 9 PM, at the Ward 2 City Council building, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85710 and third Wednesday of the month, from 7 PM- 9 PM, at the Ward 6 City Council Building, 3202 E 1st St, Tucson AZ 85716.

A&S Demonstrations:
Periodically, formal instructive and interactive demonstrations are schedule in-conjunction with armor repair night. These arts and sciences are uniquely suited to the outdoor environment. This allows you to not only see the art produced, but also try your hand at it. (See the Book of Faces, Google calendar and our baronial newsletter Tusker Times for dates and times.)

Mini Competitions, Displays, Showcases and Performances:
The A&S office hosts mini A&S contests and/or showcases/displays at each of the official baronial events. Two months prior to each event, a class will be offered in that art form, so that everyone who wants to can learn and participate. It is a great way to pick up a new skill! For a full listing of classes see the barony’s Book of Faces, A&S page or the Baronial Google Group. The populace is delighted and honored when treated to a performance. The Baron and Baroness of Tir Ysgithr support the Performing Arts, and artists are encouraged to share their talents at baronial events under the baronial shade pavilion and at feasting halls.

Armor Repair is held on the first Tuesday of every month, 7 PM, at Baronial Fighter Practice at the Southwest corner of Reid Park (near the intersection of 22nd and Country Club). This is the perfect time to bang out your dents, re-strap and make the needed repairs to your armor and SCA weapons.