Events Calendar

October 2, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
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.

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.

October 3, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
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.

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.

October 6, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Birding with Poet Chuck Stebelton and Friends

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder and artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton continues his series of bird walks at Lynden this fall, and he's bringing friends! On September 15 he'll be joined by Paul Druecke and on October 6 his guest will be Betsy Abert. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

October 8, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

TIG 7/1/14

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. Join art educator Claudia Orjuela the second Tuesday of each month for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the world at Lynden. We’ll consider a new theme each month, each designed to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage outdoor play, experimentation, and the manipulation of art materials. Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for children aged 2 through 4 and their caregivers. Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

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.

Schedule:

January 8 - Winter Patterns
February 12 - Exploring Shapes
March 12 - Signs of Spring
April 30 - Gardening
May 28 - Flower Friends
June 18 - Pond Pals
July 9 & 23 - Rainbow Garden
August 13 & 27- Fly, Jump, Crawl
September 10: Hidden Places
October 8: Colorful Autumn
November 12: Indoor Gardens - Registration closed.
December 10: Signs of Winter

For 2020 dates, click here.

October 9, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
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.

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.

October 10, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
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.

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.

October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

moon

Fee: Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Come walk Lynden's grounds after dark with educator Claudia Orjuela to discover what is happening in the light of the full hunter’s moon and in the shadows of the sculptures. A bonfire and treats await us at the end.

October 12, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Hohokam with Katheryn Corbin

Fee: $30/ $25 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join ceramic artist Katheryn Corbin for our fall sawdust firing. Learn to set-up and pack the “kiln”—a metal trash can filled with sawdust—with your fired or unfired ceramic pieces. The smoke from the smoldering fire blackens the pots, leaving them with a subtle, shining finish. Return a week later, if you wish, once things have cooled, to open and unload the can and collect your pottery. Fire the planters and vessels made in previous workshops at Lynden, or bring in your own bisque-fired work. When registering, you will need to specify the dimensions and number of pieces you are bringing (maximum two).

About Katheryn Corbin
Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

October 13, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Yenepa
Yenepa

Fee: $20/ $15 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series, a series of workshops that takes a broad view of what it means to garden. Whether you consider yourself a backyard gardener, a forager, a farmer, or a steward of the land, the Garden Series will have something for you. From formal garden design to identifying and learning to use wild growing plants, we span a range of techniques and philosophies. Because of the range of subjects covered, these classes can be enjoyed by new and experienced gardeners alike.

In recent years, it has become commonplace to view invasive plants—even the rhetoric is inflammatory—in wholly negative terms. Herbalist Angela Kingsawan suggests that we reframe our relationship to these plants by moving beyond an eradication approach to recognize their beneficial properties and uses. She invites us to open up to the possibilities of healthy living using plants that we come across every day. In this workshop you will learn how to properly identify, harvest, and make all-natural body care products using common weeds.

About Angela Kingsawan
Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition to impact and empower communities of color. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Kingsawan strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. She currently works as a garden manager at a local Milwaukee non-profit in the neighborhood she grew up in and has been an herbalist in her community for over 20 years.

October 16, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
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.

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.

October 17, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
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.

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.

October 19, 2019 - 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.

October 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

10/19/19

Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For info on future workshops, sign up for our e-list.

Gourds are believed to be the earliest plant cultivated by man and have been in use for thousands of years. Many cultures have used gourds for functional as well as decorative purposes. Gourds were used primarily as vessels for containing food and water, but have also been used as bowls, utensils, musical instruments, jewelry, toys, boats, rafts, hats, and body wear. In addition, gourds have been decorated with spiritual images and used in worship.

In this workshop, you will use a prepared hard-shelled gourd (when dried, these gourds take on the characteristics of wood and can last forever) to create your own work of gourd art by embellishing it with Danish cord and beads. Kate Shoemaker will take you through all the steps of the process and will provide the necessary tools and materials.

Please bring a bag lunch and beverages.

About Kate Shoemaker
After more than 30 years as an elementary teacher, Kate Shoemaker is now able to devote more time to creating gourd art. She continues to experiment with new forms, techniques, and finishes. For Shoemaker, the most exciting element of creating gourd art is the unique characteristics of each gourd: “I'm never quite sure what a piece will become, until it is complete. I love to use deep, rich colors to enhance the natural beauty of each gourd.”

October 19, 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

In Collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center

Language as a Playground: A Workshop with Peter Markus, 10/19/19

Fee: $50/ $45 members of Lynden or Woodland Pattern. For special pricing for educators, click here.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

In this three-hour workshop, writer and longtime arts educator Peter Markus will pull from twenty-five years of teaching creative writing in the public schools of Detroit to offer teachers and artist educators a variety of methods and model poems to bring back into their own classrooms. Markus believes there is a poet in every child and is coming to Milwaukee to share that belief. 

Join Peter Markus for a reading and Q&A on Sunday, October 20, from 2-3:30 pm at the Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53212. This reading is free and open to the public.

About Peter Markus
Peter Markus is the author of Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools, as well as six other books of fiction, among them The Fish and the Not Fish and We Make Mud, both from Dzanc Books. His fiction has appeared in such places as Chicago Review, Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, and BOMB, and his essays on teaching poetry to youth have appeared frequently in Teachers & Writers Magazine. He is the Senior Writer with InsideOut Literary Arts of Detroit and is a special lecturer in Creative Writing at Oakland University.

October 20, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

with Sue Pezanoski Browne & Katie Hobday

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.

Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday, Lynden’s teachers-in-residence, invite you to participate in the Sound Tree Project, the focus of their collaborative artist residency. Working in a grove of trees on the Lynden grounds, Pezanoski Browne and Hobday are constructing an environment filled with clay chimes that they make and fill with personal narratives. This exploration of art, nature, memory, and materials is informed by their thinking about movement and migration—about life as movement interspersed with pauses of various lengths.

On two Sundays this fall, people of all ages can join the artists as they work on their installation. On October 20, participants will explore the tension between movement and stillness by creating a large weaving between the trees. On November 17, you will use clay to add sound to the installation, experimenting with various natural forms to create chimes.

Watch for more Sound Tree Project drop-in workshops in the spring.

More about our weekly Art Drop-in here.

October 23, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
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.

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.

October 24, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
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.

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.

October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden:  New Moon Potluck + Intention Walk

A Movement Workshop in the Labyrinth with Jenna Knapp

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. RSVP online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp, founder of the Labyrinth Society of Lynden Sculpture Garden, embarks on a seasonal, participatory video project in the labyrinth. She invites you to join her there for an informal pedestrian movement workshop that will get your body moving, creating, and experiencing the space in an entirely new way. You will participate in individual and group movement exercises, and follow simple prompts to create your own movement and dances. No previous movement or dance experience required. Dress Rehearsal is a recurring event: attend one session or attend them all.

Each Dress Rehearsal will be filmed and the footage will be used in Knapp’s video documenting the change of seasons in the labyrinth.

Please note that the labyrinth is on an incline and proper footwear, such as sneakers, is recommended.

October 30, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
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.

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.

October 31, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
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.

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.


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