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Tuesday, February 6 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.

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 5, 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.


January 9 - Winter Surprise
February 6 - Friends
March 13 - Signs of Spring
April 10 - Garden Creations
May 8 - Blooming
June 5 - Leaping
June 19 - Leaping
July 17 - Abuzz
August 28 - Splashing Color
September 11 - Prairie Life - Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.
October 9 - Colors at Lynden
November 6 - Cozy Places
December 11 - Winter Trees

For 2019 dates, click here.

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