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Lit & Art

At the Lyceum, we strongly believe in the connection between art and story and this is a class where we give particular attention to exploring connections between these two forms of expression. Whether it’s through the writing symbols in the pattern of a Psyanky egg, embedding meaning in the pattern of a weaving, sharing knowledge through symbols on printed canvas, encoding experience on a talking stick through carving or hiding secret messages in mosaic, the stories of our experience are immortalized in our art as traces of  cultural learnings.

 

Christianne will begin each class by sharing unique stories from diverse cultures, leading to in-depth art projects in which students are encouraged to step outside the box and follow wherever the medium takes them. 

 

We will begin this particular session by exploring stories in cloth (freedom quilts of Southern USA, Kente cloths of Kenya, story cloths of the Hmong people, and the story blankets of Mexico) and then try our hand at weaving on looms we make ourselves. From there we will pick up the interests of participants and draw from the rich resources of the Lyceum to create new investigations.

TERM DATES

Thursdays, 4:00PM to 6:00PM

 

Fall: September 12 to December 12

(14 sessions)

Cost: $700 + GST

We have been exploring weaving in the current Spring term.

 

Participants construct handmade looms and delve into the art of weaving, including finger knitting. Following these weaving projects, we will explore additional art forms based on student interests.

 

Exciting new art activities will be announced soon for the Fall 2024 term. Stay tuned!

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Invest in your child’s literary future; expose them to the transformative power of a good story.  Our Elementary Literature and Art class is designed to introduce young readers to some of the best children’s literature in the world today, while inviting them to engage with a variety of forms of visual art. Our goal is to ignite your child’s passion for narrative, expose them to new artistic techniques and challenge them to think deeply about the world they live in.

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