Egyptian faience workshop

Egyptian Faience beads made by Alysa Harron of Fuzzy Lizard Studio

Egyptian Faience beads made by Alysa Harron of Fuzzy Lizard Studio

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, I’m helping to organize a workshop on Egyptian faience in Calgary.

Egyptian faience is the precursor to modern glass technologies and was developed in about 1,500 BCE. This class will cover basic history and hands on creation of faience beads. Each kit includes enough material to create at least 100 beads. We will be using mildly toxic powders; gloves and dust masks will be provided.

Kits cost $20 each, and can be shared.
Teacher: Li Xia of Sigelhundas

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Documentation 101 TUA class

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

In order to encourage participants to enter the competition to become Montengarde’s next Emerald Rose, I’m helping to organize a class in September for those who have questions or need support (or want to offer support!) when it comes to documentation for their SCA A&S projects

“Documentation 101”

This takes place Monday, September 12 at 7:00- 9:00 p.m., and will take place at my house.

This class includes the basic components usually in documentation, types of resources and how to site resources.

Individuals interested in competing in Bardic or A&S championships in months to come, or interested in competing or judging challenges and tournaments may wish to attend to learn the basics of documenting their research and projects to share with others, as well as how to review documentation fairly and supportively.

Class attendees are invited to bring hand-work, etc to work on during the class and discussion.

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So you want to enter an A&S competition…

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

As I mentioned at the end of July in my post about the dancing class, one of the things I am trying to do as Montengarde’s A&S champion is organize TUA classes. One that is upcoming I’m also teaching, and is:

“So you want to enter an A&S competition…”

This takes place Monday, August 29 at 7:00- 9:00 p.m., and will take place at my house.

Come learn what to expect from A&S competitions, what to watch out for, and how to excel!
This will be a facilitated discussion, so everyone who is interested in competing now or in the future, or those who have competed or judged in the past are invited to give their feedback and ask questions.

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