Events Calendar

September 4, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Registration is closed.

Open Kitchen (OK) debuts OK*mmmm (*milwaukee masa mole mill), an experimental traveling wet mill installation designed to process culturally significant ingredients and recipes in two acts. The first act mills Wisconsin-grown varieties of nixtamalized corn into fresh tortillas. The second act harvests locally grown ingredients from OK’s Riverwest garden, the Lynden’s Cultural Garden, the gardens of neighbors, and farmers markets, all of which will compose a mole sauce. Together, the two acts propose a framework for investigating and critiquing a range of conflicts in our local foodways. For this program, Rudy and Alyx will mill the corn and mole paste, make and cook tortillas, and talk about their food work. Chatting encouraged! Samples will be served at the end.

About Open Kitchen
Open Kitchen (OK) is a Milwaukee-based art collective founded in 2017. OK stages events, installations, and a residency program that engages the public in critical cross-cultural conversations on food, identity, and ecology. Each of the programs takes shape through regional and seasonal food-related research projects, gastronomic gatherings, interdisciplinary collaborations, and site-specific happenings. In early 2022, Open Kitchen became stewards of Lynden’s Cultural Garden, a space that reflects Lynden’s work with refugee and displaced communities. As stewards of the garden, OK will produce a field guide to amateur gardening, drawing on a year’s worth of planning, preparing, and maintaining a sustainable food ecology.

September 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The garden will be closed on September 5, 2022.

September 6, 2022 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-October 18 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, October 25 -December 13 (no class 11/22) | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Ages 4-6
Winter 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Spring 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, March 7-May 2 (no class 3/28) | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 7, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fall 2022 Session: (14 weeks) Wednesdays, September 7-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Winter & Spring 2023 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 11th-May 3rd, 2023 (no class 4/12) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up

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:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 8, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

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 take you on 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 are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 11, 2022 - 8:30am - 10:00am

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Fee: $10/$5 members. Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register. Please note: online registration closes for each session the Friday before. You can register by phone at 414-446-8794 or in person day-of.

Join birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month (except October, when the walk is on the third Sunday) 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.

September 13, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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 and see 2023 dates, click here.

September 13, 2022 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-October 18 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, October 25 -December 13 (no class 11/22) | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Ages 4-6
Winter 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Spring 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, March 7-May 2 (no class 3/28) | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 14, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fall 2022 Session: (14 weeks) Wednesdays, September 7-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Winter & Spring 2023 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 11th-May 3rd, 2023 (no class 4/12) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up

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:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 15, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

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 take you on 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 are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

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

For 2023 dates, click here.

September 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Fee: $150 per sitting. Each 30 minute session includes a tintype that the photographer takes and develops on site, as well as a scan.
To register: https://www.margaretmuza.com/popups-1

Photographer Margaret Muza is known for her evocative tintype portraits. A tintype is a direct positive image, exposed through a wet chemical process directly onto a thin piece of metal. It is one of the earliest photographic methods, dating back to the 1850s. The large format camera and antique lens provides a romantic effect, while the characteristics of the chemical process add artifacts and uniqueness. The finished product is a tangible metal plate with the image composed of the contrast between the black metal and the highlights made of pure metallic silver.

The process is unique in many ways, but the greatest one is that it must be developed right after it is taken. This provides instant gratification: you get to see the tintype right away because it only takes a minute to develop it. The plate then must be properly washed and varnished in order to protect it. This object can easily be considered an heirloom, as it lasts a very long time. Nineteenth-century tintypes look beautiful to this day.

This activity is suitable for dogs and humans that can sit very still for up to 6 seconds, depending on the light. If anything moves, it will show up blurry, so please book only if that possibility doesn’t bother you. Or consider alternatives: sitting with one of your dog’s toys or favored objects, or even with a photograph of your dog.

About Margaret Muza
Photographer Margaret Muza has been working in wetplate since 2016. She hosts sessions at her studio in South Milwaukee, as well as traveling around the Milwaukee area doing porch sessions and pop ups.
www.margaretmuza.com

About Lynden’s Summer 2022 Dog Days
This summer, thanks to the generosity of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Joseph R. Pabst Fund, we are offering special programming during our monthly dog days. This gift came with a prompt: How can we acknowledge the role that dogs played in helping so many of us survive the pandemic?

You can access the complete programming schedule for Summer 2022 Dog Days here.

September 17, 2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

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The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at the Lynden Sculpture Garden invites you to observe WORLD REFUGEE DAY in a series of outdoor events and programs that celebrate Milwaukee's refugee communities through art, food, fashion, and performance.

Browse our outdoor market featuring crafts and other goods from Africa, Asia, and Indigenous makers. Afghan meals will be available for donation that directly benefit refugee women and their families (so don’t forget to bring cash!). Participants include:

April Sharifa: Traditional and modern fashionable clothes, make up, and bags sourced from Myanmar and Malaysia
Ayeza Bridal Clothes Collection: Indian dresses and jewellery, a collection by Rohingya Ayeza Simjee
Bloom For Growth: Artworks that bring awareness to refugee culture and beauty as opposed to suffering to inspire a different kind of conversation and address subconscious bias by Nada Alzalloum
Ceci.amatl: Papier-maché sculptures, plaster decor, Frida Kahlo figurines, mini frames, handmade painted candles, and clay earrings by Ceci Tejeda, representing Mexican culture and traditions, including el Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead)
Dominga Pena: Handmade jewelry, purses and clothing handmade by Mexican artisans
Ellas Cafe: Cold brew coffee, bags of coffee, botánica items & spiritual gifts
Ethiopian Crafts: African and Ethiopian crafts, artworks and spices, a curated collection by Frey Faris
Fairouz: Gifts and antiques from across the world by Syrian Suheir Rashid
Farzana's Tailoring: Afghan clothes and dresses created and tailored by Farzana Faiz
Hasina Ahmad: One-of-a-kind Malaysian and Myanmar treats and festive desserts
Hayati's Henna: Henna and Mehndi services with varied intricate designs and lengths
Hmodern Made: Ashley Xiong’s Hmong handmade hair accessories, apparel and other wearables
Mchete's African Treasures: Authentic, handmade African and Tanzanian clothing, fabric and accessories, and other African treasures
Myanmar Art: Watercolor paintings of Myanmar landscapes and portraits and other artworks by various Myanmar artists organized by Aung Myo Tin
Rachel Kesis: Ethiopian buna (coffee) ceremony and coffee for sale
Rumaneh Nourish: Natural and organic skincare products inspired by owner Bisan Musa's Palestinian heritage
Sky Woman Beadwork: Oneida Native Artist Sayokla Kindness presenting Native American Indian beadwork
Zoe's Burmese & Thai Snacks
and HOME 2022 sponsors and partners, including Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield, and Institute of World Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, International Institute of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Ukrainians Inc

About HOME
HOME is the theme of our work with refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies. The HOME Refugee Steering Committee is building a space of leading, coming together, and celebrating refugees.

For all HOME 2022 programming, click here.

September 17, 2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Free.

Browse our outdoor market featuring crafts and other goods from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Indigenous makers. Bring a picnic or share some of the treats provided by the HOME community.

About Lynden’s Summer 2022 Dog Days
This summer, thanks to the generosity of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Joseph R. Pabst Fund, we are offering special programming during our monthly dog days. This gift came with a prompt: How can we acknowledge the role that dogs played in helping so many of us survive the pandemic?

You can access the complete programming schedule for Summer 2022 Dog Days here.

September 18, 2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

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FREE

Artist-In-residence Jenna Knapp views the labyrinth as a physical representation of the kinds of spaces that she also holds in her coaching practice. The center becomes a place for not only individual reflection but an opportunity for connection and conversation with the community. During Garden Hours you can find Knapp at the center of the labyrinth (or up on the hill depending on the intensity of the sun) where she lends a listening ear to those who would like to be heard. Walk the labyrinth and set down some of your burdens, share your secrets with someone, or verbalize the dreams you haven't yet brought yourself to say out loud. Insight available upon request. Or just enjoy the charged energy of a shared space, at the center of a winding path.

Schedule

June 22, 2-4 pm
July 17, 11 am-1 pm
August 21, 11 am-1 pm
September 18, 11 am-1 pm

September 18, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Fee: $20/$16 members
Registration: This session has been canceled. For information on upcoming sessions, sign up for our e-list.

Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton and discover the bounty of plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Drawing on folklore, ancient wisdom, plant identification, and science, Denton will expand your understanding of our relationship to the natural world.

About Kyle Denton
Kyle Denton is an herbalist and owner of Tippecanoe Herbs and Apothecary, a local clinical herbal practice and medicine-making company. Denton applies his knowledge of Ayurveda and traditional western herbalism by creating a variety of herbal medicine preparations from locally wildcrafted plants; teaching courses; and offering clinical consultations.

September 20, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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 and see 2023 dates, click here.

September 20, 2022 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-October 18 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, October 25 -December 13 (no class 11/22) | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Ages 4-6
Winter 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Spring 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, March 7-May 2 (no class 3/28) | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 21, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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FREE
This is a virtual event.

HOME Multilingual 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 virtual 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 Multilingual Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, Milwaukee African Women's Association, and Milwaukee Taiko Group Hibiki. Videos remain on view once they are posted, and can be accessed at any time

Download our resource handout for parents, teachers, and advanced readers here.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

September 21: Señorita Mariposa, written by Ben Gundersheimer and illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero, read in Spanish and English by Claudia Orjuela, with music performed by Julio Pabon. View the recording here and download the activity here.

October 19: Gimanaadenim/You Hold Me Up, written by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, and translated by Angela Mesic and Margaret Noodin, read in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin. View the recording here.

November 16: Vejigante Masquerader, written and illustrated by Lulu Delacre, read in Spanish and English. View the recording here.

December 21: 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 by Maika Olveda.

Access prior HOME Story Time videos and activities here.

September 21, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fall 2022 Session: (14 weeks) Wednesdays, September 7-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Winter & Spring 2023 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 11th-May 3rd, 2023 (no class 4/12) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up

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:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 22, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

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 take you on 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 are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 22, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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3 sessions, 7-8:30 pm:
September 22, 2022
October 20, 2022
December 15, 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 September, we will be embarking on a new book, Sonya Bilocerkowycz’s On Our Way Home from the Revolution: Reflections on Ukraine. Newcomers welcome!

On Our Way Home from the Revolution is a collection of essays within the genre of creative nonfiction written by someone who is both an insider and an outsider. Bilocerkowycz begins in the U.S. by describing the personal experiences of her grandmother and other elders as war refugees, using these observations to define heritage and patriotism. Her perspective shifts when a teaching opportunity arises in Ukraine and she begins to travel the country, searching for her own identity.
Sonya Bilocerkowycz is a Ukrainian-American writer from the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has served as a Fulbright grantee in Belarus. She is a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow.

We encourage you to read each section in advance (see information below on acquiring the current book). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. The group meets monthly, and we seek 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.

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
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Admiring Silence January- April, 2022
Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque May-August, 2022

September 24, 2022 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Free
The Lynden Sculpture Garden joins Doors Open Milwaukee for a day of free tours and activities. Visit the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation’s Bonsai Exhibit, take a sculpture mini-tour, check out a self-guided activity, or explore on your own.

Please note, there are no paths at Lynden. The ground is uneven and wheelchair users have to be comfortable navigating on short grass. Masks are required in the building.

September 25, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

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Release: The Fire
Join artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp and collaborator Sevan Arabajian for the final sound bath and labyrinth walk of the season, this one in the energy of the new moon. Like a prairie after an annual burn, we are invited to see potential in the release and the blank slate that the new moon provides. Use this energy to release and imagine what needs to be rebirthed through the ash. Take some time out of your week to relax into a healing sound bath and identify what needs to be cleansed in the flame. Then, channel your intention into the candle for a sunset candle walk through the labyrinth.

Sound baths are an ancient form of healing and deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian, initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India, when he was traveling in the U.S.

The sound bath lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. We recommend arriving 15 minutes ahead of time to give yourself time to set up and prepare. Please bring something to rest on and to cover yourself with (if you think you’ll want that) for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. The sound bath takes place on a hill so please consider comfortable footwear as well. A little insect repellent may be in order, too. Candles are provided and you are invited to bring your own.

2022 Sound Bath schedule
Tuesday, June 21
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 28
Friday, August 12
Sunday, September 25

September 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Robert Kaleta, Alyx Christensen, Annalesa Johnson--for a work day in Lynden’s natural areas. With over 40 acres and more than half a dozen specialized garden spaces, Lynden provides many opportunities for volunteers, from removing invasives, to planting, weeding, and collecting seeds. Individuals with a few hours to spare and those ready to commit time on a regular basis are all welcome. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them). Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

September 27, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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 and see 2023 dates, click here.

September 27, 2022 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-October 18 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, October 25 -December 13 (no class 11/22) | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Ages 4-6
Winter 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Spring 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, March 7-May 2 (no class 3/28) | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 28, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Robert Kaleta, Alyx Christensen, Annalesa Johnson-- on October 26 for our final garden work day of the season. As we transition to cooler weather maintenance, we will be preparing the gardens for winter and sprucing things up for hibernation. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them). Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

September 28, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fall 2022 Session: (14 weeks) Wednesdays, September 7-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Winter & Spring 2023 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 11th-May 3rd, 2023 (no class 4/12) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up

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:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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; advance registration required. Register online now.

September 29, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

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 take you on 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 are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. 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; advance registration required. Register online now.


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