*Online* College of Three Ravens
February 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Hosted By: Barony of Thescorre
Rediscovering the Dream: It’s the Journey, Not the Destination
College of Three Ravens, Remote and Reimagined
Join the Industrious Barony of Thescorre as we partake in our annual wintertime schola, this time with a new twist! As the plague keeps hold of our lands, we gather in the Aether for a day of classes and camaraderie, this time with an eye towards rediscovery. This year, we are putting a call out for classes on topics that, perhaps, were new to the teachers—things they have tried and learned (and even tried and failed)—or things that celebrate newcomers in learning all about the SCA. We all remember what it was like to be new, or to learn something new, and now is the time to celebrate it the way to celebrate mastering a craft! We will have multiple Zoom Rooms with classes, Court, and an opportunity for Roundtable Discussion (if there is desired).
We are looking for classes that highlight tips and tricks, beginner and intermediate skill-building, welcoming newcomers classes, and classes that are all about the journey of learning rather than perfection of the crafts we celebrate! Our goal is to have a full range of classes that are geared to helping newcomers establish themselves in the SCA, classes that are geared towards experiments and the process of learning new skills, classes that help show that the pursuits we have in the SCA are accessible to everyone, from beginning to end.
We are also issuing a challenge to the Peers of the Kingdom (and beyond). We want Peers to pick a skill, a craft, or a science (marshal or soft) that they have not trained and researched and instead, pick something new to explore. We want to inspire our Peers, the way they inspire us, to see the beauty in the Dream, to see the Dream as newcomers see it—with wonder and joy. Are you a cooking Laurel? We challenge you to pick up a needle and thread and try your hand at a sewing or embroidery project! Are you a Pelican, dedicated to service? We challenge you to explore one of the martial arts that you’ve not tried before! Are you a Knight, sworn to the path of chivalry? We challenge you to pick up a paintbrush and add illumination to your repertoire! Are you a Master of Defense, skilled with sharp wit and a blade? We challenge you to stand as a voice herald! The possibilities for the challenge to the Peers is truly endless and we hope we can turn this into roundtable discussions about what was experimented with and what was learned; truly a new way to celebrate the Dream we all keep alive.
For our A&S competition, we want to have THREE different categories: (1) Truly first attempts; (2) The Journey [a project from the earliest learning of the art to as complete as you want to consider it]; and (3) Beauty in Failure [attempts that didn’t succeed, but that were experimentations, because this is how we learn].
For more information or answers to your event questions, please contact the co-autocrats Gwen Cooke (Jenn Bigelow-Carlson, 716-481-3283, GwenCooke@thescorre.org) and Torbjorn Sigurdson (Jon Carlson, Torbjorn@thescorre.org ).
As this is a fully virtual event, the site is as wet/dry as you wish, and pets are absolutely allowed (and we hope they’ll make some Zoom appearances, too!)