Summer Camp in the Gallery

Summer Camp takes place in the Lyceum Gallery at 969 Queen St W, across the street from Trinity Bellwoods Park. It runs from 9-4 daily and includes a home-made vegetarian lunch. All supplies are provided. Aftercare can be requested for a fee of $20 per day.

July 6-10 Studio Special Session with Thessa van der Kuyp: Character Camp $350 ages 8-13 years

Students will learn the basics of studio practice and set up then be immersed in formal lessons in gestural drawing, contour drawing, figure drawing, fabric wraps, life drawing (using clothed models), proportioning, light effect and shading. The aim is to provide support in classical techniques that can then be applied to developing characters for D&D or other role playing games, comic figures or newly-minuted fiction hero/ines. In the final day, they will draft their characters and create a final illustrated design. We will spend each morning in the studio and afternoons out drawing en plein air. Thessa van der Kuyp is visiting The Lyceum from Montreal and you can read more about her background on our Collaborators page soon.

July 13-17 In the Dragon’s Lair D&D Peer Mentored Camp $350 ages 8-13 years

This is a peer-mentored D&D experience that is the culmination of work on the Lyceum’s Praxis Project (you can read all about that on the website very soon). “In the dragon’s lair we dwell. Enter the labyrinth of your imagination and find yourself bewitched. Come plunder our hoard and discover our secrets. Be you bard or barberian, wizard or warlock, enchanter or something else entirely, join us in our lair and slay the dragon”. This camp is a fun and co-operative, peer-facilitated experience that will employs teamwork, storywriting, character development, plotting and cartography. A special trip to Casa Loma will end our week off in a grand style.

July 20-24 Limon Flash Mob Camp led by Emily Saunders $350 ages 8-13 years

Emily Saunders will lead the group in creating, over the course of the morning, a limon-inspired dance piece that we will take on the road to a different location each day. Once there, we will put on a “flash mob” style public performance before disappearing anonymously into the crowd.

July 27-31 Newshounds Camp with Holly $350 ages 8-13 years

Each day, our assignment editor will hand out a packet of information on a story lead that needs to be followed. Our stories will take us all over Toronto as we uncover the “scoop” on stories past and present in diverse locations such as the Lighthouse on the Island, Kensington Market, Hart House and Sunnyside Pavilion. Friday is deadline day and with the help of a professional journalist, we will file our stories and drop them into layout to come away with a broadsheet of our own written content.