Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art


Our Programs

Bookclubs Preschool - Gr 12
Writers' Workshops
Early Childhood Education

Special Holiday Programs

Summer Programs
Adult Programs
Home Learner Programs

What's New at the Lyceum

Register Now for Fall 2014 Programs!

Want to get your ideas on the page in September? Read and talk about a book that's destined to become a favourite? Create the most beautiful piece of art?

Bookclubs, writers' workshops and early childhood education programs will begin in September, so don't miss out!

To register for your spot, call us at 604.733.1356, email, or drop by (3696 West 8th Avenue).

Check out this link if you'd like to volunteer with us for fall 2014.


September Workshops at the Lyceum

Let us share a story with you...

This September our motto at the Lyceum is, “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”  The best, of course, would be that British Columbia’s incredible teachers and the government find common ground so teachers are able to welcome our students back into their inspiring classrooms. But the worst isn’t half bad either.

If the teacher’s strike continues, the Lyceum will be opening its doors early this September for a series of one-off workshops that highlight how stories permeate our thinking. Each day, we’ll select favourites from the Lyceum’s library, and use them as the basis for wide-ranging activities and discussions that touch on the arts, humanities, maths and sciences.  It’s true. We pretty much know a story about everything. 

NEW 2014-2015
Meet the Author Events

Join us for our new 2014-2015 Meet the Author series to read the incredible works of literature being created on the west coast, and engage in six evenings of lively discussion with their fascinating authors.  From Renaissance courts to Harry Houdini's many stages, Alaska's Aleutian Islands to the Mexico-United States border, staying home has never been more of an adventure. 

One evening:  $22
Series pass:  $110
Meet the Author Event Page (click here)

Next event: 
Mary Novik


October 2, 2014

7:00 PM

Mary Novik’s debut novel, Conceit, was chosen as a Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail and named by Canada Reads as one of the Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. Her second novel, Muse, is a sweeping historical epic that expertly evokes the Renaissance.  It tells the story of the mysterious woman who was the inspiration behind Petrarch’s sublime love poetry.

 Still Room in August Summer Camps! 
Click here for Summer 2014 program details!
Join us for dragon lore, gnome magic in our fairy garden,
school accessorizing, writing, The Princess Bride, Sherlock Holmes and so much more!

Looking to end your summer with a bang?
Join us for our final week of summer camps, August 25 to 29
 Register by calling (604) 733-1356

August 25 to 29 (five mornings)
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Ages: 3 to 5

$225 + GST

During this camp we’ll make friends with shadows, light and our own reflections. We’ll use crystals and reflective surfaces to open dialogues with the sunlight, capture the pathways of light on paper with a variety of art media and play with reflection and shadow using flashlights.  On our daily walks to local parks we’ll observe and trace the shadows we see. We’ll also create some stunning pieces of art including shadow puppets, photograms and light benders to hang in windows.

August 25 go 29

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Ages: 9 to 12

$225 + GST

Go back to school in style!  During this camp, each student will choose a favourite novel or series to use as a theme for making everything from lap desks to pencil cases, backpack decorations to binder covers.  As we go, we’ll engage in some visioning for the school year. What do you hope to achieve?  How will you go about achieving it?  What do you need to make all of your dreams come true?  Part of this visioning will include generating a reading list, to make the joy of summer reading lasts all year.

August 25 to 29

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ages: 12 to 18

$225 + GST

Just before school starts up again, the Lyceum offers to take teens through the art of essay writing.  What exactly is a thesis statement?  How the heck to you prove it?  What’s all this stuff about citing sources? We’ll walk you through it step by step, providing you with no-fail techniques for tackling any essay that might be thrown your way this year. Using strangest topics you’ll ever come across, we’ll write three essays in the course of the workshop, giving you the chance to try out everything you’ve learned and receive one-on-one feedback from Lyceum staff.

We hope you join us for more adventures this summer!

Mosaic Memory Games

Now available at the Lyceum, our very own Mosaic Memory Card game - a fun and vibrant way to test you memory skills! There are four different sets to collect - combine them all to make a GIANT memory game!

At $5 per set they're a unique small gift - a perfect little present!


As many of our fabulous summer volunteers head off on well earned holidays, we embark on our search for more amazing people, adults and teens, to support our Summer Programs.
If you love literature and art and want to pass along that love to the next generation of readers and creators, this opportunity is for you. Our summer time slots are 8:30 am -12:30 pm; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; or 5:30 - 9:30 pm each week. Of course we appreciate help whenever it is offered.

Click here for more information on volunteering at the Lyceum...

Next Open Mic - Friday, Sept 13th
Open at 8 PM and mic goes live at 8:30 PM. E-mail us to book your time slot or just join us to enjoy some amazing talent! Our June Open Mic was truly amazing with some new voices that warmed hearts and challenged our thinking.

Next Teen Open Mic -- We need to reconvene and set some new dates for the fall term. Feedback is very welcome.
We're also looking for a spunky emcee to run our events -- contact us to apply!

Visit the Friends of the Lyceum website here!
Friends of the Lyceum


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