Atelier Amati

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Between September 2013 and June 2017, Mistress Amata Amati d'Arezzo, OL, ran the Atelier Amati in Bryn Gwlad. The Atelier functioned as a learning environment for the "meta" of Arts and Sciences in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) as well as providing peer-group support to the artisans who participated. The group met on a monthly basis; learning, teaching, practicing, demonstrating, sharing and growing as artisans.

Motto: Fac Art Usquam (Make Art Anyway)

Membership


LIST OF MEETINGS

YEAR 1

Sep 2013 First meeting of Atelier – Documentation and Research class, researching on the internet
Oct 2013 Making introductions, elevator speeches, and demo speeches
Nov 2013 Exhibition practices as they related to SCA Demos and Displays
Dec 2013 A&S resumes and "brag books. Preparing and Teaching a Class. Trello and “Shading with Gouache” class.
Jan 2014 Feedback on documentation and displays for upcoming A&S events (Candlemas or Kingdom A&S). Judging using judging forms. Discussed documentation versus research papers.
Feb 2014 Presentation/debrief of the doublet tailoring workshop.
Mar 2014 Gulf War debrief. GW A&S feedback for Laurels.
Apr 2014 Tailoring class. Brainstorming newcomer class ideas.
May 2014 KC Class previews.
Jun 2014 KC Class Previews. Discussion of upcoming A&S opportunities, current projects, etc.
July 2014 KC Class Previews. AHSS Class Previews.
Aug 2014 Set up of LPT displays and acting as "Laurels" for one another so as to work on our speeches about our art.

YEAR 2:

Sep 2014 Debriefed LPT and came up with feedback for the event organizers. Reviewed our activities from last year and came up with ideas for future meetings. Everyone shared their goals and ways to help each other with various activities/guilds, etc.
Oct 2014 Reviewed Handbook for Artisans of Ansteorra, Ansteorran Arts and Sciences website and a brief overview of the steps in doing an A&S project (research, make, document, display). Also discussed shadow judging.
Nov 2014 Research and documentation class, discussed displays and used the kingdom judging sheet to judge an item.
Dec 2014 Creating an Internet presence - sites and services, and how to make them interact with each other to create a cohesive online presence.
Jan 2015 Candlemas Prep - setting up A&S entries for the group to give feedback on (reading the documentation, judging, etc.) and previewing classes any of us are teaching at Candlemas.
Feb 2015 Preliminary stab at putting together info for artisans about being/working to become a Laurel. Bring the questions you wish had answers on the Ansteorra website.
Mar 2015 "Running an A&S Competition" and "Being a Class Track Coordinator" classes. "How to Teach at King's College"
Apr 2015 King's College class previews.
May 2015 King's College class previews.
Jun 2015-1 King's College class previews.
Jun 2015-2 King's College debrief.
Aug 2015 Discussion of what we want to cover/accomplish at our meetings over the next year and personal A&S goals. Brag books and resumes up to date.

YEAR 3:

(A second Atelier meeting added in the evenings)

Sep 2015 (Eve) Get to know each other session. Class on intros, elevator speeches and demo presentations.
Sep 2015 (LPT Prep) Bring displays and brag books. Round robin Q&A as presentation practice.
Sep 2015 (Mrn) LPT Post-mortem. Planning for fall event A&S salon.
Oct 2015 (Eve) Judging an A&S entry using the Kingdom judging form
Oct 2015 A&S Salon at Bryn Gwlad's fall event.
Oct 2015 (Mrn) Discussion on commission work. What's worked, what are pitfalls, words of wisdom, cautionary tales.
Nov 2015 (Eve) Documentation, Research Papers and Supported Research.
Nov 2015 (Mrn) What info is needed for the Atelier Wiki. Will be judging a previous Gulf War A&S entry using the Gulf War judging form to familiarize ourselves with its metrics.
Dec 2015 (Eve) Atelier gift swap. Photos for Atelier Wiki.
Dec 2015 (Mrn) Atelier gift swap. Photos for Atelier Wiki. Talk on "Presenting Yourself"
Jan 2016 (Eve) How to use a variety of web sites and services to make them interact to create a cohesive web presence.
Jan 2016 (Mrn) Candlemas/KAS Prep.
Feb 2016 (Eve) Candlemas/KAS prep. (Cancelled)
Feb 2016 (Mrn) Candlemas/Kingdom A&S Debrief.
Mar 2016 (Eve) Candlemas/Kingdom A&S Debrief.
Mar 2016 (Mrn) Gulf War debrief. Discussion on judging research papers.
Apr 2016 (Eve) How to Run an A&S Competition/Display & How to Run a Class Track. Tips on Teaching at King's College
Apr 2016 (Mrn) King's College Class Previews
May 2016 (Eve) King's College Class Previews
May 2016 Banner Painting Workshop
May 2016 (Mrn) King's College Class Previews
Jun 2016 (Eve) King's College Class Previews
Jun 2016 (Mrn) King's College debrief
Aug 2016 (All) Mock Laurel Circle
Aug 2016 (Eve) Planning next year. Focus will be on Core Competancy in A&S area, both practically (researching and documenting a small project from start to finish) and on the meta side (possibly organizing a Peer round table on PLQs). Mistress Elen evening moderator for Sep/Oct 2016.
Aug 2016 (Mrn) Planning agenda for coming year.

YEAR 4

Sep 2016 (Eve) Class on intros, elevator speeches and demo presentations.
Sep 2016 (Mrn) Bryn Gwlad fall event class previews
Sep 2016 (All) Banner Painting Workshop Oct 2016 (Eve) Documentation class. Discussion on finding credible sources
Oct 2016 (Mrn) Bryn Gwlad fall event class previews
Nov 2016 (Eve) Discussion of projects selected for completion by Candlemas and how to organize research.
Nov 2016 (Mrn) Web presence show and tell. Wiki workday.
Dec 2016 (Eve) Atelier gift swap. Photos for Atelier Wiki.
Dec 2016 (Mrn) Atelier gift swap. Photos for Atelier Wiki.
Jan 2017 (Eve) Preliminary review of Candlemas project documentation.
Jan 2017 (Mrn) Candlemas/Kingdom A&S project prep/Candlemas Class Testing
Feb 2017 (Eve) Candlemas debrief. Discussion of possible improvements/revisions for KAS.
Feb 2017 (Mrn) Candlemas/KAS debrief. Gulf War class previews
Mar 2017 (Eve) Gulf War class previews.
Mar 2017 (Mrn) Gulf War debrief.
Apr 2017 (Eve) Gulf War debrief.
Apr 2017 (Mrn) King's College Class Previews
May 2017 (Eve) King's College Class Previews
May 2017 (Mrn) King's College Class Previews
Jun 2017 (Eve) King's College Class Preview
Jun 2017 (Mrn) King's College debrief

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