Events Calendar

October 1, 2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this three-day workshop (October 1, October 8 & October 12). Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and discussion for elders who are pondering their legacy. This Legacy Lights workshop makes use of Lynden’s unique resources—art educator Jeremy Stepien, naturalist Naomi Cobb, guest educator Janet Lew Carr, our grounds, and our collections—to guide you as you explore your legacy. We’ll be rambling, observing, journaling, and asking questions; and we will be using simple print and collage processes to create our own richly-decorated lamps and journals.

According to The Illumignossi Project founder David Moss, Legacy Lights is 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 that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. You will come away with a legacy light and journal--to enjoy and fill…and eventually gift. As important, you will come away with a deeper appreciation for your life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend all three sessions.

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.
More information on The Illumignossi Project here: http://www.tip.ngo/

October 3, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 12-December 12, 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.

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 4, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2018
No art drop-in on November 22.
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 6, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Raku with Katheryn Corbin

Sessions: Sunday, September 30 & Saturday, October 6, 2018. Sessions are standalone; sign up for any one. If you'd like to develop more skills/projects, sign up for multiple sessions.
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited, advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. Online registration is closed for the September 30 session. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, keeping the goodness in the container. We will spend a day at Lynden with artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Instead of river mud, we will use sigillata, a form of deflocculated clay to seal our pots. The pieces will sun dry and will be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing.The blackened surfaces result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon. This 'reduction' atmosphere is popular today in raku reduction firing.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work as well as the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

Attendance at sawdust firing voluntary, but you will need to return at a later date to pick up your pots.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. She offers a series of workshops based on Native American ceramic practices. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her exhibition, Migrant, was on view at the Lynden Scupture Garden, February 25-May 27, 2018.

October 7, 2018 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

enameling

Fee: $110/ $99 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Enameling is a timeless art form that involves sifting colored glass onto a copper base and fusing it in a kiln to create shiny, colorful works of art. In this workshop, Leslie Perrino teaches the basics of enameling, covering a variety of techniques including stencils, sgraffito, threads, silver foil, screens, and decals. She will also be covering new techniques for returning students. You will complete sample pieces for practice, and can then choose from a variety of projects. No experience required, and all materials supplied.

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.

October 7, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:30pm


Fee: $30/$25 members
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Ages: 10-15

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project (UWMWP) offers a morning workshop for aspiring writers aged 10-15. Young writers will work with an NWP teacher leader for a unique creative writing experience. With the stunning backdrop of the sculpture garden as a source of inspiration, the group will engage in a variety of observational exercises and exploratory writing activities. Participants will leave with a collection of prompts that correspond to the sculptures. Come meet and share writing and feedback with other like-minded young writers.

During this workshop, we will:
● Engage in a variety of creative writing exercises to inspire multiple genres of creative writing, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and more;
● Work with an NWP teacher leader in a small group setting;
● Learn a few foundational writing techniques used by professional writers;
● Make connections between the physical world, observation, and creative writing;
● And become inspired to continue using nature and observation to write creatively!

About the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project
UWMWP is an affiliate site of the National Writing Project (NWP), the premier professional development network anchored at colleges and universities, for teacher leaders focusing on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all. Teacher leaders associated with UWMWP have a passion for teaching writing that includes creating new ways to inspire writers of all ages with a personal commitment to their own writing practices.

October 8, 2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this three-day workshop (October 1, October 8 & October 12). Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and discussion for elders who are pondering their legacy. This Legacy Lights workshop makes use of Lynden’s unique resources—art educator Jeremy Stepien, naturalist Naomi Cobb, guest educator Janet Lew Carr, our grounds, and our collections—to guide you as you explore your legacy. We’ll be rambling, observing, journaling, and asking questions; and we will be using simple print and collage processes to create our own richly-decorated lamps and journals.

According to The Illumignossi Project founder David Moss, Legacy Lights is 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 that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. You will come away with a legacy light and journal--to enjoy and fill…and eventually gift. As important, you will come away with a deeper appreciation for your life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend all three sessions.

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.
More information on The Illumignossi Project here: http://www.tip.ngo/

October 9, 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.

Schedule:

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.

October 10, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 12-December 12, 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.

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 11, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2018
No art drop-in on November 22.
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 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

Women's Speaker Series, Kate Moore, 10/11/18

Fee: $24/$19 members - includes an autographed copy of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and admission to the sculpture garden. Come early to stroll the grounds. Registration is closed. For info on future events, sign up for our e-list.

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Thursday, October 11, 7 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Radium Girls

The First World War rages across the globe, and hundreds of young women toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive—until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

As the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, their hopes and dreams crumble in one of the biggest scandals of America’s twentieth century, and a groundbreaking battle for worker’s rights. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore is a rich, historical narrative of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice.

Their courage and tenacity saved many others, led to world-changing regulations, and even prevented nuclear war. Written with a sparkling voice and galloping pace, The Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores these women’s strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the incredible legacy they left behind.

About the Author

Kate Moore is a Sunday Times bestselling author with more than a decade’s experience writing and ghostwriting across varying genres, including memoir, biography, and history. In 2015, she directed a critically acclaimed play about the Radium Girls called These Shining Lives. She lives in the UK. Visit her at Kate-Moore.com.

October 12, 2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this three-day workshop (October 1, October 8 & October 12). Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and discussion for elders who are pondering their legacy. This Legacy Lights workshop makes use of Lynden’s unique resources—art educator Jeremy Stepien, naturalist Naomi Cobb, guest educator Janet Lew Carr, our grounds, and our collections—to guide you as you explore your legacy. We’ll be rambling, observing, journaling, and asking questions; and we will be using simple print and collage processes to create our own richly-decorated lamps and journals.

According to The Illumignossi Project founder David Moss, Legacy Lights is 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 that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. You will come away with a legacy light and journal--to enjoy and fill…and eventually gift. As important, you will come away with a deeper appreciation for your life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend all three sessions.

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.
More information on The Illumignossi Project here: http://www.tip.ngo/

October 13, 2018 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Artist-in-residence Gary John Gresl puts his art library back into circulation at an artbook sale and swap. Browse before or after the Fall Herb Walk, or plan your own walk that includes Gresl’s temporary installation, The Body Farm at Lynden. Refreshments will be served.

Have books you’d like to bring along for sale or swap? Please contact us no later than Monday, October 8 at info@lyndensculpturegarden.org.

October 13, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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, a series of workshops that 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.

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 14, 2018 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Self Care Sundays with the Self Care Studio

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

Drop in and make your own button from start to finish to put on your favorite jacket, backpack, or fanny pack. Choose from a variety of materials to create your own design, then turn it into a wearable button.

October 14, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Courtney Joy Stevens

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Fee: $80/ $70 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series, a series of workshops that 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.

Courtney Stevens of Courtney Joy Floral will teach you how to create a stunning centerpiece with seasonal flowers in a loose and organic style. She will teach you the design elements you can use to create arrangements with movement, texture, and visual appeal. Participants will have the opportunity to work with an assortment of flowers from Courtney’s own flower farm and blooms harvested form the grounds of Lynden to create original, wild works of art. Walk away with a fresh fall arrangement to grace your table. All materials provided; each participant will take home an arrangement and vase.

About Courtney Joy Stevens
Courtney Joy Stevens enjoys creating with flowers to bring people a heightened awareness of the natural world. Through her business, Courtney Joy Floral, she grows flowers and makes flower designs. She lives and works from Three Brothers Farm, which she owns and operates with her husband, Michael Gutschenritter, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Together they grow flowers and vegetables, raise Shetland sheep for wool, and have too many chickens, a livestock guardian dog named Freja, and two cats.

October 17, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 12-December 12, 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.

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 18, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2018
No art drop-in on November 22.
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 20, 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.

October 20, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Harvest Moon

Fee: Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Naturalist Naomi Cobb leads a walk through Lynden's back acres beneath the light of the harvest moon, ending with a bonfire. The harvest moon (or hunter's moon) is accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day for many Native American tribes. At Lynden, we will be hunting for the sights and sounds of the night and feasting on treats by the fire.

October 21, 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

A Workshop with Helen Poser

The Art of Fabric Marbling: A Workshop with Helen Poser


Fee: $50/$45 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For info on future workshops, sign up for our e-list.

Learn the art of marbling on fabric. Marbling is an ancient and satisfying craft that invites you to cede control and embrace chance, forging a loop of continuous learning. Paint is floated on water, creating an organic design, and then the pattern is picked up by gently laying fabric on top. Like a monoprint, it is about creating one-of-a-kind pieces, full of color and movement. In this class you will begin by marbling scrap pieces of fabric to learn the feel and movements of paint floating on water. Once you feel comfortable with the process, you will create a set of three unique tea towels—a gift for yourself or another.

About the Artist
Helen Poser is an artist based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her art is detailed, inspired by her Chuukese/Wisconsin heritage and life's tall tales. Currently she is putting her art onto fabric, sewing and marbling under the name NIFFICH. http://www.helengroomposer.com/

October 24, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this three-day workshop (October 24, October 29 & October 31). Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and discussion for elders who are pondering their legacy. This Legacy Lights workshop makes use of Lynden’s unique resources—art educator Jeremy Stepien, naturalist Naomi Cobb, guest educator Janet Lew Carr, our grounds, and our collections—to guide you as you explore your legacy. We’ll be rambling, observing, journaling, and asking questions; and we will be using simple print and collage processes to create our own richly-decorated lamps and journals.

According to The Illumignossi Project founder David Moss, Legacy Lights is 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 that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. You will come away with a legacy light and journal--to enjoy and fill…and eventually gift. As important, you will come away with a deeper appreciation for your life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend all three sessions.

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.
More information on The Illumignossi Project here: http://www.tip.ngo/

October 24, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 12-December 12, 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.

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 25, 2018 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 13-December 13, 2018
No art drop-in on November 22.
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 27, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Fall Tree Walk with Caitlin Reinartz

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series, a series of workshops that 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.

Learn about the magnificent trees of Lynden with forester Caitlin Reinartz. On this walk you will learn about the physiological changes that trees go through in the fall, how to identify each species, and how each tree species fits into the larger ecosystem. Reinartz’s enthusiasm for trees is contagious, and she will open your eyes to this complex facet of the world around us.

About Caitlin Reinartz
Caitlin Reinartz is the forester at the Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park branch A childhood spent playing outside inspired her to work to preserve our region’s natural areas. She studied Forest Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and firmly believes that Wisconsin is the best and most beautiful state in the union.

October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Self Care Sundays: Meditative Drawing

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 pm.

Spend some time drawing just to draw with a variety of materials. Focus on patterns, colors, pacing, and pressure rather than the finished product and achieving perfection. Choose from a bucket of simple prompts, if needed, to eliminate over-thinking and let yourself zone out and create a small body of work to take home with you. Click here for more information on Self Care Sundays.

About The Self Care Studio

The Self Care Studio is a platform that illuminates the practice of self-care techniques through a variety of mediums. The studio’s online presence shares daily positive reminders in our social media-driven culture. By posting illustrations and texts the studio aims to promote self-kindness in times of healing, radical self-forgiveness, and prioritizing ourselves with mantras such as “self-care is not selfish.”  The Self Care Studio also exists in the physical world as a pop-up shop. It sells self-care merchandise and facilitates workshops that provide a variety of hands-on sensory projects that encourage us to carve out time for ourselves by slowing down in the present moment. The Self Care Studio is a project of artist, author, and activist Jenna Knapp.

Schedule:
September 16: Aromatherapy: DIY Essential Oil Inhaler

October 28: Meditative Drawing

November 18: Bind-Your-Own Gratitude Journals

December 9: Aromatherapy: DIY Healing Herbal Tub Tea

October 29, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this three-day workshop (October 24, October 29 & October 31). Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and discussion for elders who are pondering their legacy. This Legacy Lights workshop makes use of Lynden’s unique resources—art educator Jeremy Stepien, naturalist Naomi Cobb, guest educator Janet Lew Carr, our grounds, and our collections—to guide you as you explore your legacy. We’ll be rambling, observing, journaling, and asking questions; and we will be using simple print and collage processes to create our own richly-decorated lamps and journals.

According to The Illumignossi Project founder David Moss, Legacy Lights is 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 that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. You will come away with a legacy light and journal--to enjoy and fill…and eventually gift. As important, you will come away with a deeper appreciation for your life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend all three sessions.

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.
More information on The Illumignossi Project here: http://www.tip.ngo/

October 31, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2018

Fee: There is a $25 materials fee for this three-day workshop (October 24, October 29 & October 31). Fee waivers are available; please contact us by phone at 414-446-8794 for a waiver.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

What is my legacy? What’s the gift/message I wish to leave? What is my special, unique light? Legacy Lights workshops combine artmaking, writing, and discussion for elders who are pondering their legacy. This Legacy Lights workshop makes use of Lynden’s unique resources—art educator Jeremy Stepien, naturalist Naomi Cobb, guest educator Janet Lew Carr, our grounds, and our collections—to guide you as you explore your legacy. We’ll be rambling, observing, journaling, and asking questions; and we will be using simple print and collage processes to create our own richly-decorated lamps and journals.

According to The Illumignossi Project founder David Moss, Legacy Lights is 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 that can provide healing and comfort year after year, and generation after generation. You will come away with a legacy light and journal--to enjoy and fill…and eventually gift. As important, you will come away with a deeper appreciation for your life journey. No prior artmaking skills required; participants must attend all three sessions.

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.
More information on The Illumignossi Project here: http://www.tip.ngo/

October 31, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 12-December 12, 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.

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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