The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers education programs for children, adults, families, schools and universities
In addition to its School Tours, the Lynden Sculpture Garden offers a range of education programs for schools and youth groups serving children and youth aged 5 through 18. These include Lynden Sculpture Garden Packages, Lynden on Tour, and Field Trips at Lynden. Some of these programs are offered year-round, and others are seasonal. All of them are designed to make use of Lynden’s collection of outdoor sculpture to enhance understanding of art and design, and particularly the intersection of art and nature that is Lynden’s unique feature. Programs teach young people to interpret their visual experiences, develop perception and visual discrimination, and to use their imaginations and creativity to solve problems and create original works.
Education programs meet several of Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Art and Design Education. Participating classroom teachers will receive worksheets that contain simple discussion, research, and writing suggestions to inspire cross-curricular learning as preparation for or follow-up to their chosen program.
New in 2013!
Beginning in January 2013 we offer a new field trip program that explores the ecology of our site with naturalist Naomi Cobb. Winter Trees addresses the DPI standards for environmental education.
For Children and Teens
We offer a variety of programs for young people including classes, School’s Out Workshops, Homeschool Days and summer arts camps.
Drop in for one of our monthly all-ages workshops. These workshops are free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
Workshops range from a few hours to multi-day intensives, and from informal opportunities to make things or experience the garden to skills-based programs with visiting artists designed to take your practice to the next level. Most of our workshops focus on artmaking, writing, or creativity, and many of our writing workshops are offered in collaboration with Woodland Pattern Book Center. Some of these workshops are suitable for teens as well as adults.
Jeremy Stepien, Director of Education