Groups for Home Learners

Our workshops for home learners give youth the opportunity to use great works of literature and challenging ideas as inspiration for their own in depth art projects. Our small class sizes and commitment to co-constructing curriculum with our students, mean that no matter what your children’s interests or abilities, the Lyceum is a safe and encouraging environment for them to explore their own creativity.

Foraging

Tuesdays

10:00 am to

3:00 pm

September 15 to October 20 (6 sessions)

Ages: 5 to 14

Cost: $400 + GST

For our first study pod we will look at harvesting the food and medicines in our city’s green spaces. Students will also learn what herbs you can grow during winter months for health and mental peace. The group will germinate fall vegetables and flowers in our community plots that provide the last sustenance for pollinators during the winter season. A good portion of each day will be spent outside so appropriate gear is important — come prepared for Vancouver rain as well as the last of the summer sun. Students will work to create a guidebook for both garden and nature plants whilst looking forward to crafting salves, teas or plants with the things we harvest.

A Study of Shame & Prejudice

Tuesdays

10:00 am to 3:00pm

November 3 to December 8 (6 sessions)

Ages: 5 to 14 

Cost: $400 + GST

Students hear the words truth and reconciliation, and have a tough time relating to the meaning and power behind them. Taking inspiration from the new exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology by Kent Monkman, we’ll put together our own response journals to his work through image and text. By visiting the exhibition itself twice, the group will be able delve deeper than most into the meaning behind each piece. Students will take a particular section of the exhibit and use it as inspiration to create an artistic response. A plethora of media will be available to bring life to their ideas.

Harry Potter

Tuesdays

10:00 am to

3:00 pm

January 5 to February 2 (5 sessions)

Ages: 5 to 14

Cost: $333 + GST

“Help will always be given at Hogwarts, Harry, to those who ask for it.” – Albus Dumbledore 

Looking at the complexity of Rowling’s characters, we’ll begin to ask questions that may never have been posed before when it comes to arguably the world’s most popular literary series. Through each book we are shown the importance of facing your fears, asking for help when you need it, and establishing the difference between confidence and courage. We also come to understand that the most harmful action is inaction, and it truly is ok to chart your own course. How do you choose good friends? We will take these questions and create a booklet of collages embedded with inspirational sayings that acts as lessons for our own lives.

Local to Global

Tuesdays

10:00 am to

3:00 pm

February 9 to March 9 (5 sessions)

Ages: 5 to 14

Cost: $333 + GST

During this pod we will examine the connections between countries and peoples around the world while thinking about how this knowledge of geography helps us to be more politically and environmentally aware. As a group we’ll look at connections through trade, environmental concerns and political platforms. The study of geography can undoubtedly help with a holistic understanding of our planet and how we teach this now is not by where things are on a map, but by what trade routes were taken. As part of this module, students will make a relief plaque depicting a world map. Each participant will choose their own ‘centre of the world’. It’s time to redefine the atlases, globes and geography of the past.  

Bringing Art to the Elements

Tuesdays

10:00 am to

3:00 pm

March 30 to May 4 (6 sessions)

Ages: 5 to 14

Cost: $400 + GST

The periodic table is something that many of us don’t use on a regular basis (if at all), but it can be a powerful tool in predicting things that have yet to be discovered. We’ll be taking a creative approach to science with this study pod. Delving into the lesser known elements, we’ll learn about their properties, strengths and how we might use them in areas of innovation through story. We will take our learning to a large canvas and use foam board and found materials to depict associations between the elements.  

Calligraphy

Tuesdays

10:00 am to

3:00 pm

May 11 to June 15 (6 sessions)

Ages: 5 to 14

Cost: $400 + GST

In our last study pod we’ll explore the intricate art of calligraphy. Christianne will introduce the group to the basics of hand lettering using Perloo the Bold by Avi to frame the class. This novel provides many adages that make for exquisite calligraphy panels. The art of calligraphy has been practiced for centuries and as we explore its history as a class, we’ll acquire invaluable fine motor skills while channeling the tranquility that this art medium evokes. Each student will create framed quotes to give as gifts to the people they love or to keep as memory touchstones.  

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