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==Classes Available to Teach==
*ARTS (GENERAL): '''Critique''' ''(lecture w/ examples & discussion: technique, tips & tricks, and do's & don'ts for Critiquing the arts, how to receive critique constructively & without getting your feelings hurt, integrating feedback into your work going forward, and when to ignore everyone)'' (class benefits from a blackboard/whiteboard and/or someplace to hang example work; can be delivered extemporaneously without preparation or handouts if necessary)
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*ARTS (GENERAL): '''Critique''' ''(lecture w/ examples, discussion, and practice: technique, tips & tricks, and do's & don'ts for Critiquing the arts, how to receive critique constructively & without getting your feelings hurt, integrating feedback into your work going forward, and when to ignore everyone)'' (class benefits from a blackboard/whiteboard and/or someplace to hang example work; can be delivered extemporaneously without preparation or handouts if necessary)
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*MUSIC: '''Basic Songwriting''' ''(hands-on workshop/discussion: subject, lyrics, melody;  class will collectively write a short song to put in their Bard Books, bring pen/paper)'' (can be delivered extemporaneously without preparation or handouts if necessary)
 
*MUSIC: '''Basic Songwriting''' ''(hands-on workshop/discussion: subject, lyrics, melody;  class will collectively write a short song to put in their Bard Books, bring pen/paper)'' (can be delivered extemporaneously without preparation or handouts if necessary)
  
*WRITING: '''Brainstorming''' ''(MindMapping, Idea Organization, Creative Practices, and how to break through writer's block)'' (class needs blackboard/whiteboard or large paper (18"x24" or >; requires prep time and handouts; wi-fi is a nice bonus but not required)
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*WRITING: '''Brainstorming''' ''(MindMapping, Idea Organization, Creative Practices, and how to break through writer's block)'' (hands-on, class needs blackboard/whiteboard or large paper (18"x24" or >; requires prep time and handouts)
*VISUAL ARTS: '''Color Theory''' ''(Munsell Color System, achieving consistent color across media, Color Harmonization, Pantone, HTML Hexadecimal Colors)
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*DIGITAL VISUAL ARTS: '''Digitizing the Modern Middle Ages''' or "Why are my photos so blurry?!" ''(To Scan, Photograph, or Re-Draw; basic file formats, software/app suggestions, online resources, when to call a professional)''
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*VISUAL ARTS: '''Color Theory''' ''(the Munsell Color System, achieving consistent color across media, Color Harmonization, Pantone, HTML Hexadecimal Colors)'' (requires prep time, handouts, and electricity on-site; wi-if is not ''required'' but would make it easier)
*CRAFTING: '''Basic Pyrography''' ''(selecting or creating patterns/artwork, image transfer, burning techniques, safety)''
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*DIGITAL VISUAL ARTS: '''Digitizing the Modern Middle Ages''' or "Why are my photos so blurry?!" ''(To Scan, Photograph, or Re-Draw; basic file formats, software/app suggestions, online resources, when to call a professional)'' (requires prep time, handouts, and electricity on-site; wi-if is not ''required'' but would make it easier)
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*CRAFTING: '''Basic Pyrography''' ''(selecting or creating patterns/artwork, image transfer, modern burning techniques, discussion of period techniques, safety)'' (requires prep time, electricity for each student to power wood burner and table space, and handouts)
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*CRAFTING: '''Wood Finishing for Artists''' ''(choosing the right finish -  natural/oiled/polyurethane/lacquer, how not to ruin your decorative work, ink/pigment/stain/paint choice, allergies/food-use/safety, storage, color-fastness, when to wing it and when to do more research)
 
*CRAFTING: '''Wood Finishing for Artists''' ''(choosing the right finish -  natural/oiled/polyurethane/lacquer, how not to ruin your decorative work, ink/pigment/stain/paint choice, allergies/food-use/safety, storage, color-fastness, when to wing it and when to do more research)
  

Revision as of 14:31, 29 September 2018

Photo
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Ajir Tsagaan Self Portrait 2018
Information
Resides: Østgardr, Broken Bridge
Status:
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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sable two herons respectant argent
Award & Office Badges
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Introduction

The Honorable Lady Ajir Tsagaan (The White Heron)

Best known for writing & performing Music of the Modern Middle Ages, as well as Pyrography and other Visual Arts.

Ajir has been in the Society since 1990. Active mainly in Caid until 2014, Ajir was known there as Red Lórien of Oak River (Caidan OP #723). She has been active in the East Kingdom since 2018.

Persona

The White Heron is a Sixteenth Century Mongol woman, living in Isfahan, Persia. She is a Noble land-owner, Horse Lord, and Patron of the House of the Lotus. She maintains a small force of soldiers in the city to guard her Estates and the House of the Lotus.

When not at her Isfahan Estates, Ajir resides in her fortress in the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest Region. She has a large library with works collected from around the world, and is a scholar of great enthusiasm. She composes and performs works of music and poetry, and fanciful stories of legendary places and heroes.

Music

  • QUEST by Lórien, 1998
  • Track 1: Lady of the Ocean
  • Track 2: Bio of a Conqueror‡
  • Track 3: Desert Wind†
  • Track 4: Rørik & the Edge of the World†
  • Track 5: Confessions‡
  • Track 6: Storm Dreams
  • Track 7: The Hunt
  • Track 8: All Through the Night
  • Track 9: Family Song
  • Track 10: The Farmer's Son‡
  • Track 11: Pray for Rain
  • Track 12: Bio of a Conqueror (Remix)


  • WATERLINE by Lórien, 2000
  • Track 1: Wind's Four Quarters† (no relation to the M. Lackey song of same title)
  • Track 2: Well of Swords
  • Track 3: Fields of Lyonesse
  • Track 4: For Love & Beauty† (the Queen's Guard Marching Song)
  • Track 5: Ladies of the Rose†
  • Track 6: Waterline
  • Track 7: Winter's Cold
  • Track 8: Bearer of the Crown† (Ivan's Song)
  • Track 9: Grounded
  • Track 10: Gypsy Princess† (🙄 just stupidly long, sorry. 🤫😎)

† Part of the Serpent Star Saga, a Fame-song Cycle for Rorik Swerðmaðr & Karina de Elephatide

‡ Part of the Farmer's Son Cycle

Arts

  • Musical Composition (Music of the Modern Middle Ages)
  • Vocal Performance
  • Writing: Poetry
  • Writing: Fiction
  • Pyrography (wood-burning)
  • Drawing (abstract, pattern design, mandalas, illumination)
  • Painting (acrylic, gouache, tempera, watercolor, inks, wood stains, finishing)
  • Calligraphy & manuscript page layout
  • Sculpture (clay, wood, stone, mixed media)
  • Surface Decoration
  • Furniture Design
  • Digital Illustration & Graphic Design (creating digital versions of heraldry, web images, etc.)

Classes Available to Teach

  • ARTS (GENERAL): Critique (lecture w/ examples, discussion, and practice: technique, tips & tricks, and do's & don'ts for Critiquing the arts, how to receive critique constructively & without getting your feelings hurt, integrating feedback into your work going forward, and when to ignore everyone) (class benefits from a blackboard/whiteboard and/or someplace to hang example work; can be delivered extemporaneously without preparation or handouts if necessary)
  • MUSIC: Basic Songwriting (hands-on workshop/discussion: subject, lyrics, melody; class will collectively write a short song to put in their Bard Books, bring pen/paper) (can be delivered extemporaneously without preparation or handouts if necessary)
  • WRITING: Brainstorming (MindMapping, Idea Organization, Creative Practices, and how to break through writer's block) (hands-on, class needs blackboard/whiteboard or large paper (18"x24" or >; requires prep time and handouts)
  • VISUAL ARTS: Color Theory (the Munsell Color System, achieving consistent color across media, Color Harmonization, Pantone, HTML Hexadecimal Colors) (requires prep time, handouts, and electricity on-site; wi-if is not required but would make it easier)
  • DIGITAL VISUAL ARTS: Digitizing the Modern Middle Ages or "Why are my photos so blurry?!" (To Scan, Photograph, or Re-Draw; basic file formats, software/app suggestions, online resources, when to call a professional) (requires prep time, handouts, and electricity on-site; wi-if is not required but would make it easier)
  • CRAFTING: Basic Pyrography (selecting or creating patterns/artwork, image transfer, modern burning techniques, discussion of period techniques, safety) (requires prep time, electricity for each student to power wood burner and table space, and handouts)
  • CRAFTING: Wood Finishing for Artists (choosing the right finish - natural/oiled/polyurethane/lacquer, how not to ruin your decorative work, ink/pigment/stain/paint choice, allergies/food-use/safety, storage, color-fastness, when to wing it and when to do more research)

Awards

Caidan

Badge

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a compass star gyrony Or and gules, within and conjoined to an annulet quarterly Or and gules (A fanciful rendering)

Other Heraldry

Full Achievement of Arms for Red Lórien of Oak River

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Affiliations

Personal Blog

Lórien's personal WordPress Blog (Not exclusively SCA content)

In Case of Court

While Ajir has no particular objection to surprises, she walks with a cane and can be slow to get around. If she is not already at Court it may be wise to summon her in advance to avoid awkwardly long waits.

Misc.

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Age: Stone Age 😉
  • MKA: Lórien Patton

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