Display & Classes

Arts & Sciences Coordinator: THL Niamh ingen Dhomnail / Robyn Beth Priestley

See Youth for children’s classes.

Join us for this year’s Twelfth Night in Nordskogen on January 13, 2018 when we will be celebrating Carnivale in Venice! In addition to tournaments, and a fabulous feast, we will be having a Masked Ball (dancing!) and two very special A&S Competitions.

All are very welcome to enter either or both Competitions, no matter where you are in your creative journey – novice, apprentice or master! And we want to encourage artisans to explore a skill or craft that is new to them. This is an opportunity to get feedback and assistance on your creative journey.

INCOMPLETE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED in either Competition – we do this in order that artisans may receive feedback from judges and others and help in getting through “stuck places.”

Prizes will be given to the winners of the Competitions!

Both Competitions will take place in the Salon in the dining area. The Salon will be open from 9 am until 2 pm.

Judged A&S Competition

The theme for our Judged A&S Competition will focus on Carnivale in Venice, but we have expanded it to include anyone, any location or time period who might have traded with or visited Venice or Italy, or any masked ball, theatrical, performance or masked tradition, in order to include as many locations and personas as possible. This A&S Competition will be judged face-to-face.

You may create any item that fits within that loose theme. Documentation will be required. You might want to look at the Kingdom A&S Competition Handbook as a guideline. Be sure to mention in your documentation how your entry fits within the theme – is the item, created, traded to or from Venice or Italy, part of Carnivale or a different performance tradition, etc.

Here is a link to the entry form for the A&S Competition.

Entries need to be registered by December 15, 2017.
Deadline extended to December 29, 2017.

We will also be looking for judges for this part of the A&S Competition.

Mask Free-for-All

Our second A&S Competition is a Mask Free-for-All – no documentation, and winners will be chosen by bean count. Anyone may enter any mask – we just ask that you have adapted, created, decorated, or changed your mask in some way. Masks will be judged prior to the Masked Ball.  We request that you please pre-register your mask, but you may also register them in person at the event.

The Masks Free-for-All will be open by about 10:00 am and run until about 12:30 pm. Please have your Masks in the Salon area No Later Than 9:30 AM!

Garb Fashion Show & Tell

Instead of having an A&S display, we’ll be having a garb “fashion show & tell” and feedback in the Salon area between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon. That way the people who made garb and want to wear it can still participate.

Here is a link to the entry form for the Mask Competition.

Questions, early entry information, or volunteer judges contact information may be sent to Niamh ingen Dhomnail. Please include your SCA and mundane name, and your email in your note.


“Mangling Music: Attacking the Rennaisance Keyboard.”  Teacher:  Leyla
Join me in an exploration of Byrd’s “Galliard for the Victorie” from My Ladye Nevell’s Booke of virginals music. We will look at the first movement as it appears from the original score (British Library, MS Mus. 1591) and compare it to Hilda Andrew’s modernized transcript (1969). We’ll discuss notation, translation, interpretation, transcription, and discombobulation… And hopefully by the end, you’ll at least start figure out how to play it, how you want to, within the raw framework of the piece. Basic music reading ability needed, along with a good sense of humor; a piano lesson or two wouldn’t hurt, but isn’t required. 2 hours