Lyceum Gallery Workshops

Creative Uncommon

Creative Uncommon

Summer Camp

Creative Uncommon is a summer camp like no other! A series of immersive, small group art and culinary experiences under the guidance of Lyceum Director Holly Venable and Chef/Artist Sam Higgs for students aged 9-13 years of age. Join us as we get out into the city in search of art and stories from different culinary traditions and spend some time in The Lyceum’s workshop and kitchen learning different techniques and skills.

Holly and Sam combine their experience from an array of artistic disciplines including:

  • culinary arts
  • graphic narrative, sequential art and manga
  • drawing fundamentals
  • foraging
  • gardening
  • botanical studies
  • ink making
  • watercolour
  • silk screening
  • cyanotype printing
  • collage and assemblage
  • creative writing
  • felting
  • film camera experiments

Instructors: Holly Venable and Sam Higgs
Students: Ages 9 to 13
Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Aftercare available until 5 upon request)

Session 1 July 10-14
Session 2 July 17-21
Session 3 July 24-28
Session 4 August 14-18
Session 5 August 21-25

Price: $395 per week includes all materials and lunch!
Register at The Orchard Lyceum website


The Art of Disruption

Saturdays - May 27th to June 10th
1PM to 3PM

The Art of Disruption is a 3-week workshop for teens ages 11 to 16 with an interest in art and social issues. In this course, we use the emergence of Punk as a starting point to explore the fashion, music and culture of the time while connecting to various art forms. Students will be invited to show their works at the annual Lyceum Workshop Art Show later in the spring.

Holly Venable
Quincy Raby
Martin Reis

Ages 11 to 16

Saturdays - May 27th to June 10th
1PM to 3PM

Price: $150 + HST
Capped at 10 students (but really we have room for 12).

Resin Art Workshop Poster

Resin Art

Saturdays - April 15th to May 6th
12PM to 2PM

Resin Art is a fun, fascinating 4-week course for students aged 11 to 16 years, which explores the basics of two-part and UV resin casting. Resin is a wonderful medium for suspending objects in three-dimensional form to capture and emphasize narrative aspects. The course will centre around deep-pour casting a resin skull utilizing The Lyceum’s vast array of man-made and organic materials or small ornaments from students’ own collections. We will also learn how to cast small functional pieces like ring dishes, keepsake boxes and small jewellery items. Artist in Residence Quincy Raby will introduce students to mixed-media art pieces on cradleboard using two-part and UV resin pours. Students will be invited to show their works at the annual Lyceum Workshop Art Show later in the spring.

The course includes all materials and equipment.

*Please note that due to the required curing of the deep-pour project, students are highly encouraged to be available to attend all four classes, otherwise they might not complete their skull.

Quincy Raby
Holly Venable

Ages 12 to 16

Saturdays - April 15th to May 6th
12PM to 2PM

Price: $250 + HST
Capped at 10 students

Sketch Republic
Monday After School Art Club

January - June 2023

Join Sam Higgs in this immersive art experience for students 13-16 years of age. Sam will draw on his years of experience in an array of media and employ The Lyceum's approach to supporting student agency and self direction to guide students in developing their studio practice while introducing them to new techniques and styles.

Sam Higgs

$495+HST per student

Past Workshops

The Good Not So Clean Fun Collage Workshop

Not So Clean Fun Workshop


Mixed Media & Portfolio Primer


Drawn In with Sam Higgs

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