Indoor/Outdoor Sketching & Watercolor - July Camp
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Indoor/Outdoor Sketching & Watercolor - July Camp

Develop your artistic eye and your sketching techniques with local artist Patricia Lightfoot while you learn to draw, sketch, and watercolor from the world around us.  

We'll take short walking trips to the beach, boat harbor, and El Estero lake for some landscape and wildlife drawing, and head indoors for portraits and still-life drawing. Be it animal, mineral, or vegetable, real or fantasy, students will learn to develop their sketches into full color watercolor paintings using nature as their inspiration.  

Ages: 10 - 14
Dates: July 23 - 27, 2018
Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Lyceum
Instructor: Pat Lightfoot
Class Size: Limited to 8 students
Fee: $275

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Space Adventure Camp
Jul
16
to Jul 20

Space Adventure Camp

The Lyceum will be offering it's 6th annual day camp dedicated to space exploration. This week long program includes a great variety of indoor and outdoor activities including:

  • a field trip to the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland

  • a field trip to the Ching Planetarium at Hartnell College

  • launching rockets at MIRA (Monterey Institute of Research in Astronomy)

  • simulated space flights

  • meeting an astronaut

  • building solar system models

  • presentations by real space scientists

Ages: 11 - 14
Date: July 16 - 20, 2018
Hours: 9am - 4pm  (Wed 8am - 5:30pm for Chabot field trip)
Location: Starts and ends at Bay View Academy each day (except Thursday at MIRA)
Instructor: Bud Cook
Class Size: Limited to 24 students
Fee: $300

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Fun Mandarin Chinese
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Fun Mandarin Chinese

A fun introductory Day Camp for children 8 - 15. Campers will learn Mandarin Chinese language and culture through stories, songs, traditional arts, and fun games. Students will be grouped according to language proficiency and age. They will learn Mandarin Chinese language and culture skills by engaging with each other in role-play and conversational practice. Students will also learn to recognize and write Chinese characters by focusing on meanings and etymology of the ideographs.

The session this year will have different themes and materials for both new and returning students. The activities foster collaboration according to campers' levels. Motivation for learning is important, so we emphasize creating a supportive and warm environment!

Campers will have an awesome time making their own art and food* that they can bring home. The campers will also have a fun time with the variety of outdoor activities.

*IMPORTANT Note:
Option 2 (9am - 3:30pm) session includes everything, and
Option 1 (9am - noon) session has no cooking and less crafts.

Ages: 8 - 15
Dates: July 9 - 13, 2018
Hours/Fees:
Option 1: 9:00am - noon (Fee is $150)
Option 2: 9:00am - 3:30pm (Fee is $280)
Location: Bay View Academy (222 Casa Verde Way, Monterey, 93940)
Instructor: Vickie Rockower
Class Size: Limited to 12 Students

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Digital Photo Camp - Middle School
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Digital Photo Camp - Middle School

Take photos like a pro! Students will learn the fundamentals of photography, natural and studio lighting, still life compositions, landscapes, close-ups, portraits, and special effects. 

A small class size allows individual instruction tailored to each student’s camera type, experience level, and artistic interests. This 5-day camp, taught by local fine art photographer and educator Jacqui Turner, will transform a beginning photographer into an imagemaker, and advanced students into artists.

Students will take walking trips to El Estero Lake, Del Monte Beach, Monterey Wharf, Dennis the Menace Park, and other local locations within walking distance of the Lyceum.  There will also be a 30 minute paddle boat excursion on El Estero Lake. 
This Camp requires a LOT of walking.  Students should be comfortable walking and being on their feet for most of the day.  

Camera requirements: Students must have their own digital camera.  To get the most out of the camp, a  DSLR digital camera is recommended (18-55mm).  Students may use a "point and shoot" camera, but be aware there will be some discussion topics not applicable to their cameras.  iPhone or similar phone cameras are not recommended.  

Ages: 11 - 14
Dates: June 25 - 29, 2018
Hours: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Lyceum
Instructors: Jacqui Turner
Class Size: Limited to 10 Students
Fee: $300

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3-D Sculpture Design
Jun
18
to Jun 22

3-D Sculpture Design

This workshop introduces students to the art of creating a three-dimensional sculpture and the essential elements that are incorporated in a form. The primary medium is clay with further opportunity to integrate mixed media (including recyclables) into each piece.

Projects will explore sculptures from around the world including ceremonial masks and Native American Kachina. Figurative style sculptures will include dinosaurs and sea life. Throughout the workshop, fundamental building skills and vocabulary for expression are emphasized. Students will come away with a greater understanding of how to see and interpret sculptural work.

Ages: 9 - 13
Dates: June 18 - 22, 2018
Hours: 9am - 3pm
Instructor: Dana Goforth
Location: Youth Arts Collective (YAC)  472 Calle Principal, Monterey
Fee: $285

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Collage Art and Papercraft
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Collage Art and Papercraft

Join local artist and instructor Lisa Handley for “summer adventures” in collage art and papercraft!  During this fun 5-day camp, each day’s different theme will offer inspiration for your creative experiences:

  •     Flutter and Fly
  •     From The Heart
  •     Leaf and Petal
  •     The Element of Surprise
  •     By The Sea                                       

Lisa will provide guidance and encouragement as you explore various techniques, experiment with color, pattern and form and complete a variety of projects including dimensional and functional art (butterfly wall art, heart garland, flower magnet and surprise ball as examples), mandalas, mosaics, artist trading cards and MeCards.  A MeCard is a collaged card combining images, imagination and intuition to express something about you or your life.  (Lisa is a trained facilitator in the SoulCollage® process, and MeCards4Kids™ is an adaptation for kids.)  We’ll celebrate the first day of summer during this camp week, too!
 
All materials for camp projects are provided.

Ages:        10-14
Date:        M – F, Jun 18 – 22, 2018
Hours:        9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location:    The Lyceum
Instructor:    Lisa Handley
Size:        Up to 8 students
Fee:        $260

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Indoor/Outdoor Sketching & Watercolor - June
Jun
11
to Jun 15

Indoor/Outdoor Sketching & Watercolor - June

Develop your artistic eye and your sketching techniques with local artist Patricia Lightfoot while you learn to draw, sketch, and watercolor from the world around us.  

We'll take short walking trips to the beach, boat harbor, and El Estero lake for some landscape and wildlife drawing, and head indoors for portraits and still-life drawing. Be it animal, mineral, or vegetable, real or fantasy, students will learn to develop their sketches into full color watercolor paintings using nature as their inspiration. 

Ages: 10 - 14
Dates: June 11 - 15, 2018
Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Lyceum
Instructor: Pat Lightfoot
Class Size: Limited to 8 Students
Fee: $275

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Jun
11
to Aug 3