Events Calendar

Repeats every week until Wed May 17 2017 .
February 1, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every week until Thu May 18 2017 .
February 2, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 12-May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

February 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Jamie Lea Bertsch

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Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our e-list for information on future sessions.

This workshop is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Learn the technique of marbling to decorate textile surfaces with swirling patterns reminiscent of natural marble stone. Create completely unique prints, and let the organic process guide your artistic decision-making. This workshop will provide you with all you need to create your own marbled tea towel set and silk scarf. 

No experience required. Bring a bag lunch and beverages. We have aprons, but please wear clothes suitable for artmaking.

About Jamie Lea Bertsch

Jamie Lea Bertsch is a maker. Whether itʼs creating pattern, knitting, arranging flowers, or experimenting with natural dyes—making by hand is her favorite thing to do. She swoons over combinations of color, texture and pattern. Bertsch received her MFA in Fibers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BFA in Graphic Design and Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has traveled abroad, teaching art in Mae Sai, Thailand. Her design work has been featured in Domino Magazine and Wisconsin Bride, and she has shown her work at Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago and the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York.

February 4, 2017 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

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The Pitch Project Gallery and Brenner Brewing, 706 S 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Free and open to the public.

The Lynden Sculpture Garden will have a booth at the Pitch Project Artist Book Fair showcasing a range of works by current and previous recipients of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists (a program administered by Lynden). Expect publications on paper and vinyl from Paul Amitai, Dick Blau, Santiago Cucullu, Frankie Martin, Shana McCaw & Brent Budsberg, Kim Miller, Barbara Miner, Mat Rappaport, and others. We will also have some Lynden catalogues available for sale.

February 5, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

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Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving using a Navajo-style loom. We will explore traditional Navajo weaving, and use Navajo rugs as an entry point to create our own contemporary designs. The looms, which we provide along with a variety of yarns and the basic tools required for weaving, are made from sticks sourced from Lynden's grounds. You will learn how to prepare your loom for weaving, as well as techniques for planning and weaving our own tapestry. Because weaving is a lengthy process, it is likely that your tapestry will not be completed during the workshop. All of the materials (including the loom) and skills you need to finish your piece with confidence will be provided. No experience required. Please bring a lunch.

About Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Claire Hitchcock Tilton is an artist, designer, and grower from Milwaukee. She works in many fine art and craft media from weaving and woodworking to painting and gardening. Hitchcock Tilton’s work explores the different ways the rural and urban landscapes affect her relationship to the land. She has studied weaving traditions with Navajo master craftswomen, and fibers, ceramics and woodworking at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She received a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Hitchcock Tilton’s time is split between managing the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and working in her Milwaukee homestead and studio.

February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

February 9, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 12-May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

February 11, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

A Workshop with Jane Moore

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Fee: $48/$42 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our e-list for information on future sessions.

This workshop is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Wet felting is an ancient and magical hands-on fiber art process. It is also an excellent medium for exploring texture, color, and design. In this workshop, we will use our hands and our imaginations--and a little water and soap--to transform colorful, fluffy wool and silk fibers into uniquely designed felt vessels. No experience required.

About Jane Moore

Jane Moore is a lifelong fiber artist. She has been an avid felt artist for twelve years and has studied with internationally renowned felt artists. Her work has been featured in many galleries in the Milwaukee area.

February 12, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. All ages welcome, though best for ages 6 and up; children younger than 12 should attend with an adult.

This workshop is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Drop by the art studio between 12:30 and 2:30 to learn how to make a simple cardboard disc loom. We will use colorful yarn, felt, and fibers to braid friendship bracelets--a perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day cards.

Repeats every day until Tue Jan 17 2017 . Also includes Tue Feb 14 2017, Tue Mar 14 2017, Tue Apr 18 2017, Tue May 16 2017, Tue Jun 06 2017, Tue Jun 13 2017, Tue Jul 11 2017, Tue Jul 25 2017, Tue Aug 08 2017, Tue Aug 22 2017, Tue Sep 05 2017, Tue Sep 19 2017, Tue Oct 10 2017, Tue Oct 24 2017, Tue Nov 07 2017, Tue Dec 05 2017.
February 14, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

The 40 acres that house the Lynden collection of monumental outdoor sculpture are also home to many birds, insects, frogs, mammals and plants. Naturalist Naomi Cobb offers programs for the very young and their parents or caregivers that explore a different theme each month, taking into account the changing seasons.

We limit the size of the group for these programs; therefore payments are non-refundable. We understand that naps and illness can interfere with attendance, so if you contact us prior to 10 am on the morning of your scheduled session (you can leave a message at 414-446-8794), we will transfer your payment to another session, enrollment permitting.

Member: $8/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4.
Non-member: $10/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Additional adults pay daily admission.

Register online now.

Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for parents and children from birth through age 4, and provides an opportunity for those with very small children to engage in outdoor play and the manipulation of art materials. Activities for both sessions each month are similar.

Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

Schedule:

January 17 - Feed the Birds
February 14 - Lovely Day
March 14 - Adventure
April 18 - Nesting
May 16 - Springtime
June 6 & 13 - Pond Friends
July 11 & 25 - Flower Power
August 8 & 22 - Wings
September 5 & 19 - Hiding Places
October 10 & 24 - Seeds
November 7 - Tree Adventure
December 5 - Winter Fun

February 15, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

February 16, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 12-May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Mon Jan 16 2017 . Also includes Sat Feb 18 2017, Sat Mar 18 2017, Sat Apr 15 2017, Sat May 20 2017, Sat Jun 17 2017, Sat Jul 15 2017, Sat Aug 19 2017, Sat Sep 16 2017, Sat Oct 21 2017, Sat Nov 25 2017, Sat Dec 16 2017.
February 18, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Free to members and dogs, or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. In the winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also welcome, and in the warmer months, we encourage picnicking. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.

February 18, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Maggie Sasso


“Crochet,” Wood, Cotton Rope, Video, 2007

This workshop is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Using a crochet hook, yarn, and other materials, we will learn a range of techniques that will enable us to depart from traditional methodologies and courageously construct an intuitive, non-linear sculptural form. Some crochet skills are preferred. Please bring a lunch.

About Maggie Sasso

Maggie Sasso is a sculptor and fibers artist living and working in Milwaukee. She was a 2015 recipient of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists. These days you can find her in the sewing lab at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she teaches and is the lab technician.

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"Archeological Dig, Rawhide Rock Door Stopper,” Rawhide, Rock, Stick, 2010

February 19, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

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Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Wet felting transforms fluffy wisps of wool fibers into a durable, insulating textile. In this workshop we will use the process of wet felting to make functional three-dimensional objects: slippers or oven mitts. After we finish the design phase, prepare for an arm workout, some splashing, and some miraculous shrinking: your slipper or mitt will be reduced by a third as it becomes felt. No experience required. Aprons provided; please bring a towel and lunch.

About Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Claire Hitchcock Tilton is an artist, designer, and grower from Milwaukee. She works in many fine art and craft media from weaving and woodworking to painting and gardening. Hitchcock Tilton’s work explores the different ways the rural and urban landscapes affect her relationship to the land. She has studied weaving traditions with Navajo master craftswomen, and fibers, ceramics and woodworking at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She received a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Hitchcock Tilton’s time is split between managing the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and working in her Milwaukee homestead and studio.

February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Extended Art Drop-In
Monday, February 20, 12-5 pm
Ages 6-12, $15/12 members
We are offering a special, extended drop-in session for those off school. Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 5 hours; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own.

Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. No advance registration required. For more information on Weekly Art Drop-In, click here.

February 22, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

February 23, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 12-May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 2 1/2 hours; visit weekly or stop by when you need an after-school activity; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own. Each week we'll introduce different materials, processes and themes, and get you started on a project. We'll focus on three-dimensional artmaking--though we will also do plenty of painting, drawing and collaging--and make use of Lynden’s special resources: the collection of monumental sculpture and 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

Single Session: $11/$9 members
Art Drop-In Card: Any 8 sessions for $64/$48 members
Purchase an 8-session Art Drop-in Card or register for an individual session online now.

For more information, click here.

February 26, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Free.

This event is part of Fiber Fest, a month-long series of fiber offerings at Lynden. For more information, click here.

Thanks to the generosity of the Knitting Knook, Lynden opens its doors to the community for a February Free Family Day. Join us for our February Fiber Fest Finale, peruse our Fiber Fest photo journal, or simply enjoy Lynden's many winter pleasures. Knitters and aspiring knitters of all ages and abilities are welcome to join us for this day-long knitathon and yarnstorming (think cowls for trees). Yarn, needles, and instruction provided, but feel free to bring your own to this communal event. (If you have a small stock of yarn or some spare needles you would like to contribute, you are welcome to drop them off in advance at Lynden.) Expect some treats from Knitting Knook, including special discount coupons, patterns, and door prizes. Knitting circles, solo knitters, and neophytes all welcome.

Hot cider and cookies will be provided.


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