Events Calendar

Repeats every week until Thu May 17 2018 except Thu Mar 29 2018.
February 1, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2018
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.

February 3, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Plan Your Vegetable Garden for Continuous Harvest, Feb. 3, 2018

Fee: $15/ $10 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration for this session is closed, but due to popular demand we've added a second session on February 10. Click here to register, or sign up for our e-list for info on future sessions.

This series of workshops 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.

Now, in the depths of winter, is the time to start thinking about your vegetable garden. Claire Hitchcock Tilton will teach you how to choose plants for continuous harvest from spring to late fall. Topics include choosing plants for your specific site, care requirements for different plants, companion planting (pairing plants that work together for mutual benefit), plant rotation, and seed collection. You will develop a master plan for your garden that includes a list of what to plant and when, and you will be ready to place your seed orders with confidence. Bring your seed catalogues, questions, and ideas.

Once you make your garden plan, you might want to make a garden journal to track your progress. Join Cary Suneja for a special bookmaking workshop on March 3.

About Claire Hitchcock Tilton
Claire Hitchcock Tilton has worked on organic vegetable farms large and small and in urban gardens in Milwaukee and New Orleans. She ran her own production business for grocery stores and restaurants, and eats the eggs, vegetables, and herbs from her backyard garden year-round. She is currently the land manager at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, where she oversees the grounds and the planning and maintenance of vegetable and annual and perennial flower beds.

Repeats every week until Tue Feb 13 2018 .
February 6, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this two-day workshop. Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Registration for this session is closed. To sign up for the next session, Tuesdays, April 10 & 17, click here.

Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and essential questions for elders who are pondering their legacy: What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Working with David Moss, founder of The Illumignossi Project, you will make your own richly-decorated lamp while exploring your legacy. It’s about discovering meanings in our full, complex, messy lives and connecting with others through artmaking and sharing stories, traditions, memories, hopes and dreams.

Legacy work isn’t about death and dying, it’s about life and living. Leaving a legacy lamp gives loved ones something tangible to hold on to, something that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. Workshop participants, regardless of their artistic background, come away with a beautiful lamp—a legacy light--to enjoy…and eventually gift. As important, they come away with a deeper appreciation for their life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend both sessions.

This workshop is made possible in part with support from Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

About The Illumignossi Project

Make Lamps.  Spread Light.  Share Wisdom.

Illuminating life’s journey is the core of The Illumignossi Project’s philosophy. When we can see life as a journey that’s rich with opportunities for growth and learning, horizons widen and meaning deepens. Like any journey, there are unexpected twists and turns; easy passages and passages that are dark and narrow; tedious portions and moments that are remarkable and sacred.
Now think of light and all that it symbolizes: Warmth, clarity, illumination, understanding, love, healing, hope and inspiration.

Our goal? A little more light for life’s journey. From cradle to grave, we have initiatives that can ease life’s dark, challenging passages or hallow life’s hallmark events. Our unique lamp making process and the beautiful lamps our participants create from natural, handmade papers and materials are surrounded with layers of meaning to help provide light for life’s journey. During the lamp making process connections are made, wisdom is shared, healing is fostered and inspiration is nourished. Whether our workshops are a welcome respite, a positive inflection point along life’s path, or an illuminating flashpoint – a little light, warmth and shared wisdom is always welcome. Gifted to another or kept by its maker, each lamp is its own beautiful, unique symbol that helps provide some welcome light and comfort for life’s journey.

Repeats every day until Tue Jan 09 2018 . Also includes Tue Feb 06 2018, Tue Mar 13 2018, Tue Apr 10 2018, Tue May 08 2018, Tue Jun 05 2018, Tue Jun 19 2018, Tue Jul 17 2018, Tue Aug 28 2018.
February 6, 2018 - 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. 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 9 - Winter Surprise
February 6 - Friends
March 13 - Signs of Spring
April 10 - Garden Creations
May 8 - Blooming - Registration closed.
June 5 - Leaping
June 19 - Leaping
July 17 - Abuzz
August 28 - Splashing Color

Repeats every week until Wed May 16 2018 .
February 7, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2018
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.

February 8, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2018
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.

February 10, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Plan Your Vegetable Garden for Continuous Harvest, Feb. 3, 2018

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

This series of workshops 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.

Now, in the depths of winter, is the time to start thinking about your vegetable garden. Claire Hitchcock Tilton will teach you how to choose plants for continuous harvest from spring to late fall. Topics include choosing plants for your specific site, care requirements for different plants, companion planting (pairing plants that work together for mutual benefit), plant rotation, and seed collection. You will develop a master plan for your garden that includes a list of what to plant and when, and you will be ready to place your seed orders with confidence. Bring your seed catalogues, questions, and ideas.

Once you make your garden plan, you might want to make a garden journal to track your progress. Join Cary Suneja for a special bookmaking workshop on March 3.

About Claire Hitchcock Tilton
Claire Hitchcock Tilton has worked on organic vegetable farms large and small and in urban gardens in Milwaukee and New Orleans. She ran her own production business for grocery stores and restaurants, and eats the eggs, vegetables, and herbs from her backyard garden year-round. She is currently the land manager at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, where she oversees the grounds and the planning and maintenance of vegetable and annual and perennial flower beds.

February 10, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

A Workshop with Jane Moore

Wet Felted Table Runner with Jane Moore, Feb. 11, 2018

Fee: $60/ $50 members (all materials included)
Registration: This workshop is now full. Sign up for our e-list for info on future sessions.

Wet felting is an ancient and magical hands-on fiber art process. In this workshop we will use our imaginations and colorful wool fibers and yarns to lay out unique designs for our table runners. Next, prepare for an arm workout and some splashing as we use soap and water to roll and transform our fibers into felt cloth.

No experience required. We have aprons, but please wear clothes suitable for artmaking and bring an old bath-sized towel.

About Jane Moore

Jane Moore is a lifelong fiber artist. She has been an avid felt artist for thirteen years and has studied with internationally renowned felt artists. Her work has been featured in many galleries in the Milwaukee area.

February 11, 2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino

Fused Silver Loop Earrings with Leslie Perrino, Feb. 11, 2018

Fee: $90/ $80 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794. Leslie Perrino is offering another session of this workshop on August 5.

Fusing is an ancient technique used to permanently connect precious metals, in this case, fine (pure) silver wire. Cleaner, faster, and less toxic than soldering, fusing involves the use of a hand torch. Leslie Perrino will show you how to fuse fine silver wire into loops that can then be made into earrings complete with earwires. Once you master the techniques, you will have time to make more earrings. No experience required, this workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those looking to expand their jewelry-making skills. All materials and tools supplied. You are welcome to bring beads to add to your earrings.

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.

February 11, 2018 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Shaft_poster_web

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

Tony Smith, whose Wandering Rocks (1967-69) is in Lynden’s outdoor sculpture collection, is also represented in our current exhibition, Small Works by Sculptors in the Bradley Family Foundation Collection, by a series of five posters illustrating the polyhedra nets for each of the pieces that make up that sculpture: Crocus, Slide, Dud, Shaft, and Smohawk. Suffering from tuberculosis as a child, the artist spent hours by himself making buildings and miniature cities from small medicine boxes. He returned to that pastime as an adult when recovering from a car accident; it is from this work with geometric solids that some of Smith’s Minimalist vocabulary emerged. Visit the posters in the exhibit and Smith’s work in the garden, then join us to make your own model of Wandering Rocks by cutting, folding, and gluing the images shown in the posters.

February 13, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this two-day workshop. Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Registration for this session is closed. To sign up for the next session, Tuesdays, April 10 & 17, click here.

Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and essential questions for elders who are pondering their legacy: What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Working with David Moss, founder of The Illumignossi Project, you will make your own richly-decorated lamp while exploring your legacy. It’s about discovering meanings in our full, complex, messy lives and connecting with others through artmaking and sharing stories, traditions, memories, hopes and dreams.

Legacy work isn’t about death and dying, it’s about life and living. Leaving a legacy lamp gives loved ones something tangible to hold on to, something that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. Workshop participants, regardless of their artistic background, come away with a beautiful lamp—a legacy light--to enjoy…and eventually gift. As important, they come away with a deeper appreciation for their life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend both sessions.

This workshop is made possible in part with support from Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

About The Illumignossi Project

Make Lamps.  Spread Light.  Share Wisdom.

Illuminating life’s journey is the core of The Illumignossi Project’s philosophy. When we can see life as a journey that’s rich with opportunities for growth and learning, horizons widen and meaning deepens. Like any journey, there are unexpected twists and turns; easy passages and passages that are dark and narrow; tedious portions and moments that are remarkable and sacred.
Now think of light and all that it symbolizes: Warmth, clarity, illumination, understanding, love, healing, hope and inspiration.

Our goal? A little more light for life’s journey. From cradle to grave, we have initiatives that can ease life’s dark, challenging passages or hallow life’s hallmark events. Our unique lamp making process and the beautiful lamps our participants create from natural, handmade papers and materials are surrounded with layers of meaning to help provide light for life’s journey. During the lamp making process connections are made, wisdom is shared, healing is fostered and inspiration is nourished. Whether our workshops are a welcome respite, a positive inflection point along life’s path, or an illuminating flashpoint – a little light, warmth and shared wisdom is always welcome. Gifted to another or kept by its maker, each lamp is its own beautiful, unique symbol that helps provide some welcome light and comfort for life’s journey.

February 14, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2018
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.

February 15, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2018
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 Sat Jan 20 2018 . Also includes Sat Feb 17 2018, Sat Mar 17 2018, Sat Apr 21 2018, Sat May 19 2018, Sat Jun 16 2018, Sat Jul 21 2018, Sat Aug 18 2018, Sat Sep 22 2018, Sat Oct 20 2018, Sat Nov 24 2018, Sat Dec 15 2018.
February 17, 2018 - 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.

February 21, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2018
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.

February 22, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Spring Session

January 11-May 17, 2018
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.

February 25, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Katheryn Corbin: Migrant, February 25-May 27, 2018
Migrant

Free and open to the public.
The exhibition remains on view through May 27, 2018.

Katheryn Corbin makes work that responds to the climate: physical, cultural, political. In this exhibition, she shows a series of nearly-life-sized figurative ceramic sculptures, as well as sawdust-fired vessels made during a residency at Lynden.

For more information, click here.

February 28, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Spring Session

January 10-May 16, 2018
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.


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