University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Circles and Lines and Spinning, Oh My!

Letia Thistelthueyt
Merwenna of Rannowe

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA104 June 13, 2020
Crs #:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 hrs
Course Category:
Scribal Arts
This is a two-hour class divided into two parts co-taught by Magistra Letia Thistelthueyt and Mistress Merwenna de Rannowe. The first session will have students review and practice cross-hatching and shading methods seen in period sources of illustrative printing (think Albrecht Durer!). Each student will be provided a design that they can print and draw on from home during the class. The second part of the class will be taking that design and using it to create a simple scribal volvelle, or wheel chart - a paper construction used throughout SCA period consisting of layers of rotating discs with information and designs on them. At the end of the class, you’ll have a fully functional volvelle that you can complete on your own, as well as the design template to make more spinny fun times. Students will be emailed a template to print prior to the class from which they will draw out, measure, and cut their volvelle during class. Just print and have your paper ready to go - no need to start until the class begins. Students will also need to have a pen (any type, dip pen or otherwise), scissors/cutting implement, about 6” of thread, a needle, and glue or tape that works with paper. Optional supplies: Small bead for embellishment! This class will not be recorded.
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