I love Atlantia University!
In the morning, I taught two classes (and I'll edit this post with links to the notes once I get them up). "Motivation" had six people who seemed to find it somewhat useful. "Breaking into Bardic" was a big class, probably a dozen or more students, and they were all very lively! I thought the classes went well, although I'm not sure how good of an idea "Motivation" was.
The event was at the simply lovely St. Mary's College. Tatsume attended college there, so she and Johanna knew where the good dining hall was. Johanna got a group of people together, and we all trundled over, explaining who we were and what we were doing there to a few interested parties along the way. At the dining hall, a very nice student offered to slash a bunch of us in on her meal card - she had lots of guess passes she wasn't using, she said. Bonus! And the brunch was solid.
I did an afternoon of scribal, sketching out a page frame after the Vespasian David, learning how to transfer and paint an illuminated letter, and then learning how to gild! Gilding is actually very easy, once someone shows you what the tools are and what you do with them. That is exactly the sort of thing I think University is best for - although I don't want to discount the other classes. I was a little surprised at how well my frame came out, considering I didn't have a compass and wasn't being especially careful. At home, I'd have probably never tried such a thing, assuming that I'd just be terrible at graphic arts.
And then, leaving - oh my goodness, the most beautiful sunset reflected in perfectly still water. Fabulous ending to a wonderful event.
(Okay, this is clearly up in DC at the Reflecting Pool, but it's the same 2/7/15 sunset! Photo by Kevin Wolf on Flickr, but I found it at the WaPo.)