Arts & Sciences

SCA Arts & Sciences is the term for all the crafts, skills, and technologies practiced in the time and cultures that our studies cover. SCA participants learn and practice these skills, and then share them with others. You will see the results in use and on display at our events – the costumes worn, the armor used in combat, the illuminated scrolls presented in court, and the recipes used for a feast, just to name a few.

Static Arts

The fine arts and more are also well represented in the SCA. Many Society members take up painting and drawing as their chosen pursuit and produce beautiful works of art from Renaissance-style portraits to triptychs portraying Medieval life. Member’s study-stained glass and glassblowing, sculpture, wirework, and more, as they recreate every aspect of the Middle Ages.

Performing Arts

Bards, minstrels, and musicians of the SCA perform a wide variety of music from the Middle Ages, from sprightly Renaissance dancing tunes to beautiful, medieval choral works and everything in between. Our performers also write and perform a great deal of original music composed in the spirit of the Middle Ages, ranging from marching anthems for their kingdoms, to bardic ballads about beloved figures.

Storytelling and Oration

The concept of the storyteller held a prominent role in both the entertainment and the education of people in the Middle Ages. The bards and skalds of old were the keepers of their cultures’ histories and legends. In the SCA, many performers dedicate themselves to collecting the tales of both the historical Middle Ages and the Current Middle Ages and recounting them over feast and campfire.

Dance

Dance is one of the most popular pastimes in the Society. We are fortunate to have documents from the Middle Ages that not only give us the music for popular songs of the day but also steps to dance to them! The dances that we recreate have a wide variety of styles and levels of difficulty, ranging from simple circle dances with only a few steps, to rhythmic dances from the Middle East to complex Italian dances with dozens of steps.

Scribal Arts

The scribal arts are a common facet of Society life since most awards and honors given to recognize service and skill are accompanied by handcrafted scrolls which document and celebrate the honor.

The above information is from page 9 of the article “A Newcomers Guide to the SCA“.

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