Events Calendar

January 4, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Tuesdays in the Garden

2022 Winter/Spring Session (Jan. 4-May 31): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather or temperatures under 20 degrees Fahrenheit, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

January 9, 2022 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Join birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for seasonal migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

About the Artist

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous full-length collections of poetry. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for conservancy groups and arts organizations including Friends of Cedarburg Bog, Milwaukee Audubon Society, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He edits Partly Press for Lynden Sculpture Garden and is currently a participant in Lynden's residency program.

January 11, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Tuesdays in the Garden

2022 Winter/Spring Session (Jan. 4-May 31): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather or temperatures under 20 degrees Fahrenheit, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

January 12, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesdays, January 12-May 4, 2022 – 3-5 pm

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $352/256 members per 16-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

January 13, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Winter Session: Thursdays, January 13-March 3, 2022, 3:30-5:30 pm
Spring Session: Thursdays, March 10-May 5, 2022, 3:30-5:30 pm (no class April 21)

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each eight-week session, art educator Jeremy Stepien will guide you through a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

January 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

January 15, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Virtual.
Registration: Free but advance registration is required. Click here to register.

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee continues its virtual HOME Conversations series in 2022 with HOME: Conversations on Forced Displacement. Each year we gather input from past participants as we plan the next series. At their request, our new format emphasizes both active dialogue and actionable steps. Each conversation will take place in two parts, with a virtual panel discussion on an aspect of forced displacement followed, a month later, by a small-group discussion about taking action. The series is moderated by HOME Refugee Steering Committee member Paul Vang.

HOME: Conversations on Forced Displacement will examine relevant issues in contemporary refugee resettlement at the local level and across the globe. We hope to engage community members in understanding specific refugee resettlement crises as well as the larger issues of forced displacement, including its various contexts, while also providing an opportunity for participants to learn how they can get involved in local, on-the-ground efforts to aid refugee families and communities as they resettle among us. As with all HOME Conversations, artists will be integral to our discussions and action plans, and we will be seeking ways to bring together diverse voices to forge solutions that extend beyond a specific refugee population.

Saturday, January 15, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
The Afghan Refugee Crisis

This first installment of the HOME Conversations will take a closer look at the Afghan refugee crisis from the vantage point of those intimately involved and directly impacted in the resettlement process here in Wisconsin and beyond. Our panelists will include Afghan artists and refugees, as well as local resettlement organizers, all of whom are working to navigate the effects of the refugee crisis in real time. In February, those who are interested can continue the discussion, sharing information on how individuals and groups can get involved and help in the resettlement efforts.

About the Participants
Moderator | Paul Vang serves as the Civic Engagement Director at HAWA, the Hmong American Women’s Association. He is a former science educator and is passionate about helping to build power within the Southeast Asian community by engaging in conversations with people at their doors, hosting educational events that are open to the public, and educating elected officials on the Southeast Asian population here in Milwaukee.

Maryam Durani is an Afghan activist, an elected official and an internationally recognized advocate for the rights of Afghan women and girls. As a young adult, Durani served as a Kandahar Provincial Council Member twice for 14 years, and since her many years of council service, she has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights, firmly committed to building an inclusive and equitable society. She is the founder of the Kandahar Women Advocacy Network, in addition to leading Khadija Kobra Women's Association for Culture, the non-government organization that works to uphold women's rights in Afghanistan. A program under Khadija Kobra, she ran a women's health club and gym that garnered international attention. She managed Mirman Radio of Kandahar, the only local female-focused radio station, and is the founder of the Malalai Maiwandi Internet café, a free women's internet café that aims to connect women within a thriving environment and safe space, also the first of its kind in Afghanistan. She founded the House of Learning, an institute of modern studies for girls education free of cost. Durani studied business at the American University of Afghanistan, and read law and political science at Noor University.

Recognizing her important work and contribution to women's rights at a national and global scale, Durani is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the U.S. Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage, and was highlighted as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012, an honor that she shared with Russian democratic politician Alexei Navalny and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In 2013, she was one of 30 young activists recognized by the National Endowment for Democracy with support for her work to empower women to take on leadership roles, and in 2014, she received the Four Freedoms Medal for Freedom of Speech. In 2015, she received the International Peace Generation Award. She has received the Brave Woman Award from the State of Pennsylvania, the Women's Rights Protector Award from Washington, and an Iraq and Afghanistan Female Peace Activist Appreciation Letter from Turkey. She is considered both a leader and role model for women throughout Afghanistan, and despite facing regular threats on her life--including a suicide attack in 2009 that resulted in serious injury-- Durani is undeterred in her mission to promote basic civil rights for all Afghans. In 2021, she fled the ongoing humanitarian crisis and resettled to the United States with her family. She now lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Omaid Sharifi is a Curator, Artivist, President of ArtLords and Wartists, and a Harvard University Fellow. Sharifi is also a Millennium Leadership Fellow with Atlantic Council, Asia Society 21 and American Foreign Relations Council/Rumsfeld Fellow.

Khalid Naseri is an asylum-seeker from Afghanistan. Naseri worked with the U.S. Army in his homeland and came to the United States in 2017 through the Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans (SIV) program, not unlike the process of many Afghans during the ongoing humanitarian crisis in 2021, of which he has been an active and first-hand observer. He has been living and working in Madison, Wisconsin since his arrival, as a Dar and Pashto interpreter with Jewish Social Services (JSS) and Dane County. He is a grassroots volunteer and has been involved in various projects including the refugee-led Madison Refugee Union that aims at giving voice to Madison’s refugees through education, advocacy, and community. He and his wife hope to ensure that their two young children keep their dreams of being a doctor and a pilot despite the struggles in their homeland.

Sheila Badwan was born in Raleigh, NC and raised in Greenville, NC. She graduated in 2005 from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She has worked in the healthcare industry in many specialties doing medical billing and coding for the last 10 years. Badwan is the cofounder of Open Arms, an interfaith group of women in Milwaukee. She is currently the lead for the Hanan RRG Milwaukee chapter and works heavily with refugees and immigrant populations in the Milwaukee community. She is married and a devoted mom to two kids, one of whom is partially deaf and has epilepsy. Badwan believes this is important in building bridges among various communities. She has worked in Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Oshkosh to establish relationships with various cultures, communities, and religions on refugee/immigrant issues.

Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, April 16, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Topic TBD

Saturday, May 21, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Topic TBD

January 18, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Tuesdays in the Garden

2022 Winter/Spring Session (Jan. 4-May 31): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather or temperatures under 20 degrees Fahrenheit, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

January 19, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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FREE
This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants, and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

To view previous episodes, click here.
January 19: The Day You Begin, written by Jacqueline Woodson, and illustrated by Rafael López, read in Spanish and English
Click here to watch the video.
Activity: Share, Reflect and Play! [Click here to view or download]

February 16: Who Are We?, written by Anneke Forzani, and illustrated by Maria Russo, read in Burmese and English
March 16: Paz/Peace, written by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, and illustrated by Estelí Meza, read in Spanish and English
April 20: آیا من کوچک هستم؟ /Am I Small?, written by Philipp Winterberg, and illustrated by Nadja Wichmann, read in Dari/Farsi and English
May 18: El violín de Ada/Ada's Violin, written by Susan Hood, and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport, read in Spanish and English
June 15: Kab Lub Vaj/Ka’s Garden, written by Dr. Bee Lo and Maggie Lee McHugh, and illustrated by Vong Lao, read in Hmong and English
July 20: Señorita Mariposa, written by Ben Gundersheimer, and illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero, read in Spanish and English
August 17: Nagweyaabi-Aandeg/Rainbow Crow, written by David Bouchard, and illustrated by David Jean, read in Ojibwe and English
September 21: Vejigante Masquerader, written and illustrated by Lulu Delacre, read in Spanish and English
October 19: Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village, written and illustrated by Sunny Seki, read in Japanese and English
November 16: ?De donde eres/Where Are You From?, written by Yamile Saied Mendez, and illustrated by Jaime Kim
December 21: I'll Build You a Bookcase, written by Jean Ciborowski Fahey, and illustrated by Simone Shin, read in Mandarin and English

January 19, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesdays, January 12-May 4, 2022 – 3-5 pm

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $352/256 members per 16-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

January 20, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Winter Session: Thursdays, January 13-March 3, 2022, 3:30-5:30 pm
Spring Session: Thursdays, March 10-May 5, 2022, 3:30-5:30 pm (no class April 21)

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each eight-week session, art educator Jeremy Stepien will guide you through a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

January 20, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

4 sessions:
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Fee: Free.
Registration: This discussion takes place via Zoom; advance registration required. Click here to register.

The Lynden/HOME Refugee Steering Committee book discussion group, moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira, is for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We consider works of non-fiction and fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees. In January, we will be embarking on a new book, Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Admiring Silence. Newcomers welcome!

Gurnah, the 2021 Nobel Prize laureate in literature, depicts in his fifth novel, Admiring Silence, a native Zanzibar man who flees to England for political safety and meets an English woman whom he builds a life with. After years pass, the protagonist returns to his homeland only to be confronted with a changed landscape. Tanzanian-born Gurnah who is known for his eloquent speech and as one of the most important contemporary postcolonial novelists writing in Britain today, illustrates through fiction, issues of identity and belonging, and in Admiring Silence, the grief and loss of leaving.

We encourage you to read each book in advance (see information below on acquiring the current selection). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. We expect the group to meet monthly, and we will be seeking the input of group members on titles to consider in the future.

As part of our HOME work at Lynden, we are making the book available without charge to book discussion group participants. If you would like us to purchase a copy of the book for you, please indicate this when completing the registration form. We will contact you when the book is available and you will be able to pick it up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217.

If you prefer to support your local public library by borrowing the book, you can find Milwaukee County libraries here or other local libraries here. If you would like to purchase the book yourself, Boswell Books will be offering it at a 10% discount to book group participants. The book can be purchased at the store (you will find it among the book club selections) or on the Boswell website with the 10% book club discount already applied. We will post that link as soon as we have it. Please check Boswell’s website to check the availability of the book, and to confirm hours and delivery options.

PREVIOUS READINGS
Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You January-February, 2021
Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir March-May, 2021
Emmanuel Mbolela's Refugee: A Memoir June-August, 2021
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives September-December 2021

January 22, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:15pm

A three-part Virtual Workshop

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Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm

Fee: $100 / $25 for those who have applied for the Nohl Fellowship or Suitcase Export Award in the past five years and request a waiver.
Registration: Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. Please note: your registration is not confirmed until you receive and complete payment of an invoice.

The Lynden is offering a series of professional skill-building workshops as part of the support for local artists we provide through the Nohl Fellowship program. Designed by and for artists, the workshops address frequently voiced needs.

Having an online presence has never been so important for artists. This three-part workshop offers practical information and tools for creating your website whether you are starting from scratch or have a pre-existing site in need of updating. Participants will learn how to prioritize goals for their website, determine potential audiences, and prepare work and other documentation. We will walk through deciding whether to self-design or hire a professional, and we will take a look at the many web host options. Whether your ideal website is one page with highly focused content or a comprehensive archive, the workshop offers dos and don’ts to effectively communicate with your audience.

The final 45 minutes of each session will be divided into three one-on-one sessions with Druecke. Each session will last up to 15 minutes and will help you strategize the best approach for your needs. This is an opportunity to share your current website or website ideas with the instructor for further guidance. All participants are welcome to observe these sessions.

Participants will receive a digital, take-away package of information that recaps workshop content and serves as an ongoing resource for developing and maintaining your website.

About Paul Druecke
Paul Druecke created his first website in 1998 as an extension of his influential “Social Event Archive” (1997 – 2007), which was exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2017. The project foreshadowed social media’s now familiar blurring of personal and public history. Andrew Goldstein, writing on Artspace.com, says, “A Social Event Archive is viewed as having prefigured social sites like Instagram by inviting people to give him personal snapshots that he then displayed.” Since those early days of self-taught html coding, Druecke’s website has evolved as an archive of his studio production and interest in reaching new audiences.

Druecke's work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. A co-authored discussion of his work is anthologized in Blackwell and Wiley's Companion to Public Art (2016). He received a Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2010. Druecke has published two books with Green Gallery Press, Life and Death on the Bluffs (2014), and The Last Days of John Budgen Jr. (2010). His work has been featured in Camera Austria and InterReview, and written about in Artforum, Art in America, Artnet.com, and Metropolis.com.

January 23, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Fee: $110/$99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Due to concerns about the Omicron variant, this workshop has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them.

Participants will produce a series of pendants by collaging materials and covering them in resin. First, you’ll make a mini-collage by choosing from a large selection of decorative papers, photos, and small objects--charms, beads, shells, etc.—and arranging them in a diminutive pendant tray. Then the tray will be filled with clear resin and will harden into a unique pendant. The possibilities are endless! Learn how to prep and reduce bubble formation to get lovely results and expect to bring home at least four pendants by the end of the day. Students are encouraged to bring their own materials and mementos, or collect items on Lynden’s grounds, if desired. No experience required, and all materials supplied. Bring a bag lunch and beverages, and dress for the weather if you would like to do some outdoor collecting.

Note: Students will need to bring boxes or containers to carry their pendants home. You will be transporting curing resin which needs to stay flat and be protected from dust. Low, even boxes with lids (plastic or cardboard shoe boxes, takeout food containers, clamshell containers, Tupperware, etc.). Your pieces will need to be taped down and put in a flat part of the car, such as the back floor.

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About Leslie Perrino

Leslie Perrino is an artist and "art evangelist" who loves to share the power of art and creativity with people, particularly in her beloved areas of metals and enameling. Her artwork is a quirky mix of traditional and found objects, most recently combining computer/electrical components with enamels. She is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

January 25, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Tuesdays in the Garden

2022 Winter/Spring Session (Jan. 4-May 31): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions will meet outdoors whenever possible. However, in the event of inclement weather or temperatures under 20 degrees Fahrenheit, we will move indoors (adults and children ages 2 and up masked, socially distanced).

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

January 26, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesdays, January 12-May 4, 2022 – 3-5 pm

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Social distancing will be practiced at all times. All participants are required to wear masks. Extra masks will be available for those who need them. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $352/256 members per 16-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

January 27, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Winter Session: Thursdays, January 13-March 3, 2022, 3:30-5:30 pm
Spring Session: Thursdays, March 10-May 5, 2022, 3:30-5:30 pm (no class April 21)

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each eight-week session, art educator Jeremy Stepien will guide you through a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks required for adults and children ages 2 and up per CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

January 29, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:15pm

A three-part Virtual Workshop

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Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022 – 1-3:15 pm

Fee: $100 / $25 for those who have applied for the Nohl Fellowship or Suitcase Export Award in the past five years and request a waiver.
Registration: Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. Please note: your registration is not confirmed until you receive and complete payment of an invoice.

The Lynden is offering a series of professional skill-building workshops as part of the support for local artists we provide through the Nohl Fellowship program. Designed by and for artists, the workshops address frequently voiced needs.

Having an online presence has never been so important for artists. This three-part workshop offers practical information and tools for creating your website whether you are starting from scratch or have a pre-existing site in need of updating. Participants will learn how to prioritize goals for their website, determine potential audiences, and prepare work and other documentation. We will walk through deciding whether to self-design or hire a professional, and we will take a look at the many web host options. Whether your ideal website is one page with highly focused content or a comprehensive archive, the workshop offers dos and don’ts to effectively communicate with your audience.

The final 45 minutes of each session will be divided into three one-on-one sessions with Druecke. Each session will last up to 15 minutes and will help you strategize the best approach for your needs. This is an opportunity to share your current website or website ideas with the instructor for further guidance. All participants are welcome to observe these sessions.

Participants will receive a digital, take-away package of information that recaps workshop content and serves as an ongoing resource for developing and maintaining your website.

About Paul Druecke
Paul Druecke created his first website in 1998 as an extension of his influential “Social Event Archive” (1997 – 2007), which was exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2017. The project foreshadowed social media’s now familiar blurring of personal and public history. Andrew Goldstein, writing on Artspace.com, says, “A Social Event Archive is viewed as having prefigured social sites like Instagram by inviting people to give him personal snapshots that he then displayed.” Since those early days of self-taught html coding, Druecke’s website has evolved as an archive of his studio production and interest in reaching new audiences.

Druecke's work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. A co-authored discussion of his work is anthologized in Blackwell and Wiley's Companion to Public Art (2016). He received a Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2010. Druecke has published two books with Green Gallery Press, Life and Death on the Bluffs (2014), and The Last Days of John Budgen Jr. (2010). His work has been featured in Camera Austria and InterReview, and written about in Artforum, Art in America, Artnet.com, and Metropolis.com.


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