Events Calendar

Repeats every day until Sun Sep 10 2017 . Also includes Sun Oct 01 2017.
October 1, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am

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Chuck Stebelton, left, with fellow poet and birdwatcher Nathaniel Tarn

September 10 with Chuck Stebelton & Renato Umali, 8:30 am-10 am
October 1 with Chuck Stebelton & Portia Cobb, 8:30 am-10 am

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder Chuck Stebelton returns to Lynden for fall bird walks, and he's brought friends! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

Chuck Stebelton is author of two full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer Award. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. He was Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern from 2005 to 2017. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in Lynden's residency program.

On September 10, Stebelton's guest is Renato Umali, an artist, musician and educator. Umali composed the score for artist Cecelia Condit's recent two-channel video installation at Lynden, Tales of a Future Past.

On October 1, Stebelton is joined by filmmaker Portia Cobb, a current Lynden artist-in-residence, whose conceptual work, Rooted: The Storied Land, Memory, and Belonging, draws on her South Carolina roots to respond to and extend the narrative first created by Fo Wilson when she imagined a 19th-century enslaved woman and what she might collect in her living quarters.

October 1, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Chinese Elm

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

In June, we opened the Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden, a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and the Milwaukee Bonsai Foundation. Located beside Big Lake, the Bonsai Exhibit includes a display area for bonsai, waterside teaching patio, and pollinator garden. Join volunteers from the Milwaukee Bonsai society for a guided tour of the exhibit, and an introduction to the world of bonsai.

Repeats every week until Wed Dec 13 2017 .
October 4, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

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

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

For more information, click here.

Repeats every week until Thu Dec 14 2017 .
October 5, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

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

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

For more information, click here.

October 7, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Maggie Sasso

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Maggie Sasso, Haul Away Home - Dress Badges, 2015

Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our email newsletter for information on upcoming workshops.

Badges use symbolism and simple graphics to represent merit, accomplishment, service, or legitimacy. In this workshop artist Maggie Sasso will explore the language of badges, and you will design and hand-embellish your own iron-on textile badge.

About the Artist

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

October 7, 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

A Workshop with SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners

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Fee: $15/$10 members.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series. These workshops that take a broad view of what it means to garden. For more information, click here.

Is your perennial garden looking a little overcrowded? Are your plants producing fewer flowers? Has one plant taken over the bed? Are plant clumps flopping from the center? If so, it’s time to do some digging, dividing and replanting (or sharing with friends, family, or the SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardener perennial plant sale!) Let Master Gardener Volunteer dig team members show you how and when to best dig your plants, the proper way to divide different types of plants and root systems, which tools are most effective and efficient to use, and how to properly plant your perennials. Bring your garden gloves and outdoor clothing. If weather permits, we will “play in the garden” first, then return indoors for the remaining class time.

More about the SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners here: http://fyi.uwex.edu/sewmg/

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

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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

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

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

Register online now.

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

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

Schedule:

January 17 - Feed the Birds
February 14 - Lovely Day
March 14 - Adventure
April 18 - Nesting
May 16 - Springtime
June 6 & 13 - Pond Friends
July 11 & 25 - Flower Power
August 8 - Wings
August 22 - Wings
September 5 & 19 - Hiding Places
October 10 - Seeds - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794 or in person day-of.
October 24 - Seeds
November 7 - Tree Adventure
December 5 - Winter Fun

For 2018 dates, click here.

October 11, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

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

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

For more information, click here.

October 12, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

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

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

For more information, click here.

October 14, 2017 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm

A Workshop with Jeremy Stepien

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Fee: $48/ $42 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Lynden's Jeremy Stepien guides you through the process of making a garlic basket--perfect for your own home or as a gift. Learn a traditional twining weave using a combination of willow from the sculpture garden and basket-weaving reed. We'll use raffia to add color and texture to the basic weave. No prior weaving experience required.

October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Burdock

Fee: $15/ $10 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series. These workshops that take a broad view of what it means to garden. For more information, click here.

As fall prepares us for winter, so does the medicine found in the natural world. Stroll Lynden’s grounds with herbalist Kyle Denton, foraging the healing plants found in the wilds of southeast Wisconsin. Inside, we’ll prepare these herbs, sample them, and discuss their energetic qualities. 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 Milwaukee clinical herbal practice and medicine-making company. Denton applies his knowledge of Ayurveda and traditional Western herbalism by creating herbal medicine preparations from locally wildcrafted plants; teaching courses; and offering clinical consultations.

October 15, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Younger children should work with an adult.

Autumn is a time of transition and vibrant colors. We invite you to walk Lynden's grounds to collect a variety of colorful leaves, or choose from the natural materials we have on hand in the studio, to create your own unique collage composition.

October 18, 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Free but registration required. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-capital-award-application-info-session-milwaukee-tickets-38351403079

For the first time in Creative Capital’s history, artists of any discipline will be able to apply when the next cycle opens on February 1, 2018. The organization has adapted the award structure to further support bold voices that are pushing the boundaries of all cultural fields, and they have removed any limitations on how (and in what format) artists express themselves.

Before applications open in February, Creative Capital is hosting a series of free info sessions around the country. They will be coming to Milwaukee on Wednesday, October 18 for a session at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Meet up with Creative Capital, local artists, and others from the cultural community to learn how artists can apply for funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $45,000.

Creative Capital staff will present an overview of their Awards Program and answer questions about the process, the type of work we seek to support, and how to apply. The session is free and open to the public - artists in all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. This workshop is co-sponsored by our friends at 371 Productions.

For those who can’t make it to this info session in person, don’t worry--there are also online sessions in January and February. Check out Creative Capital’s new information site dedicated to the Creative Capital Award application that will open on February 1, 2018: https://apply.creative-capital.org/

October 18, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

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

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

For more information, click here.

October 19, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

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

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

For more information, click here.

Repeats every day until Mon Jan 16 2017 . Also includes Sat Feb 18 2017, Sat Mar 18 2017, Sat Apr 15 2017, Sat May 20 2017, Sat Jun 17 2017, Sat Jul 15 2017, Sat Aug 19 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017, Sat Oct 21 2017, Sat Nov 25 2017, Sat Dec 16 2017.
October 21, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

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

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

October 21, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Total Essential Knowledge, October 21

A Drawing-as-Communication Workshop for All Skill Levels with Colin Matthes

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

“no one is an expert in everything and everyone is an expert in something”

In this workshop students are invited to share and visualize their essential knowledge. One part workshop, one part conversation, we will begin by sharing stories and learning from each other, then gradually move toward creating individual drawings designed to communicate our unique knowledge. Once the drawings are completed we will prepare them for reproduction and then design and print a book containing all the drawings made in class. You will receive a copy to take home.

Never drawn a thing in your life? No problem! The emphasis in this workshop is on communication (and drawing as a cross-disciplinary communication tool) rather than rendering skill. We will discuss how drawing communicates information in non-fine art disciplines, including architecture, science, and cartography. We will consider the role fiction, exaggeration, humor, and lies play in image-making and storytelling. Past participants have included 2nd graders, doctors, poets, and retirees from a variety of vocations.

About the Artist

Colin Matthes has been teaching Total Essential Knowledge workshops for several years. His TEK philosophy can be summed up in two thoughts: no one is an expert in everything and everyone is an expert in something; and drawing can be more than making something look like what it looks like.

When not teaching these workshops, Matthes makes interdisciplinary work about engineering the absurd, which allows him to address economic and environmental crisis from a funny, critical, and perversely industrious point of view. Matthes has exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Antwerp, Dublin, Houston, Seville, Ljubljana, Melbourne, and Berlin. He has participated in numerous residencies including Hotel Pupik (Austria), Werkkamp (Belgium), and Cow House Studios (Ireland). He won the Mary L Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2012 (Established) and 2007 (Emerging). Matthes works collectively with Justseeds, and is a teaching artist for Lynden's Innovative Educators Institute.

October 24, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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

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

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

Register online now.

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

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

Schedule:

January 17 - Feed the Birds
February 14 - Lovely Day
March 14 - Adventure
April 18 - Nesting
May 16 - Springtime
June 6 & 13 - Pond Friends
July 11 & 25 - Flower Power
August 8 - Wings
August 22 - Wings
September 5 & 19 - Hiding Places
October 10 - Seeds - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794 or in person day-of.
October 24 - Seeds
November 7 - Tree Adventure
December 5 - Winter Fun

For 2018 dates, click here.

October 25, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm
Ages 11 and up

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

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

For more information, click here.

October 26, 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 14-December 14, 2017
Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm
Ages 6-11

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

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

For more information, click here.

October 28, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Felt Bags with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

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

Wet felting transforms fluffy wisps of wool fibers into a durable, insulating textile.
We will use the technique of wet felting to turn wool fibers into bags and pouches--from coin purses and pencil cases to laptop cases. In this workshop we will use our arm muscles to agitate the fibers, causing them to fuse together as they shrink and condense. You will leave the workshop with a beautiful, functional, and durable bag of your own design. No experience required (though you will need to stand and exert yourself physically). Aprons provided; please bring a towel and a lunch.

About Claire Hitchcock Tilton

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


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