Happy Sunday, East Kingdom!
Tomorrow begins another week of virtual classes hosted by the Ministry of Arts & Sciences. Here are some of the options the artisans of the East are offering us this week:
Monday, April 13: Four Approaches for New Students of Historical Arms, 7:00 pm EDT. Join Don Lorenzo Gorla (Mike Goodman) for a brief overview of the tools and methodologies available for SCAdians interested in beginning their study in historical swordsmanship. Don Lorenzo will discuss four motivations potential students may have: practical, sporting, aesthetic, and historiographical, and propose methods and practices to approach the manuals to fulfill their particular objectives. Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/emy-amsf-vqn
Tuesday, April 14: Beginner Dumbek Workshop,5:30-7:00 pm EDT. Instructor: Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq. Let’s have fun with dumbek! Work on hand positioning, tones, and variations in some rhythms. If you are a total beginner or have some experience, the workshop will be designed to keep you moving at your level. Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/297684021?pwd=aEtDd3R2ZWVTcVdKblNtdklsS1p5UT09
Wednesday, April 15: Three Edible Weeds- Facts and Ways to Prepare Them. 6-7pm EDT. Instructor: Mistress Ellice de Valles. In this quick 45 minute class, we will talk about three edible weeds, where to find them, what parts are edible, important and relevant facts about them, and how to prepare them. We will end the class by creating a meal using the three weeds as primary ingredients. (Foods will be partially prepared in the style of a TV cooking class). Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/qpj-oxjh-afs
Though not hosted by the MoAS office, the East Kingdom College of Performers has got you covered for Thursday night:
Thursday, April 16: Third Thursday Online Bardic and Performing Arts Gathering. Join the EK CoP for an evening of online Bardic and Performing Arts Workshop and Practice. Come and work on your piece with a group, or just gather online with other performers! All experience levels welcome! All family friendly performances welcome! Friendly constructive feedback welcome! All performing arts welcome: bardic, poetry, storytelling, singing, choir, instruments, and more. Not ready to perform? Audience members always welcome, the more the merrier! This is also a great way to pose questions to other members of the community.
Also- if you are interested in attending our Martial A&S Laurels Challenge, On Saturday April 18th, either as a presenter or a spectator, please be sure to sign up for the event, as only those who register will be able to participate. More information: https://moas.eastkingdom.org/event/martial-as-laurels-challenge/
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to teach. If you have a class you would like to share with an online audience, please reach out to the East Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences, Mistress Lissa Underhill, at moas.eastkingdom.org. She will be keeping an updated list of all the classes we are offering here: https://moas.eastkingdom.org/list-of-online-webinars/
If you would like help figuring out how to make your class work online, or have any questions about teaching via Google Meet, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mariette de Bretagne
Deputy MoAS for Education