Events Calendar

November 1, 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.

November 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Paper Marbling with Cary Suneja, Nov. 4, 2017


Fee: $90/$80 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For info on future workshops, sign up for our e-list.

Marbling is the ancient art of "floating" paints on a water bath, then combing and raking them into intricate patterns. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply acrylic paints to a water bath and create beautiful one-of-a-kind papers. You will go home with 12 or more of your own papers for use in your next project, from bookbinding to card making to paper crafting. Wear your "painting clothes," and consider bringing an apron.

About Cary Suneja

Cary Suneja is a bookbinder and marble artist who learned her craft at the Book Restoration Co. in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she trained with James Twomey. She opened the Tea Cup Bindery in Menomonee Falls in 2006.

November 4, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Edie Whitten

A Workshop with Edie Whitten


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

The practice of making temari originated in China and made its way to Japan, where it is said that Japanese noblewomen, confined within castle walls during times of war in the feudal period, made the decorative balls for their children. Temari are now made by mothers and grandmothers for a new child on New Year’s Day.

Spend the day learning to make one of these beautiful thread jewels as a gift or decoration. Begin by making the inner ball—with a surprise inside—from scraps of fabric and yarn. Then cover the 2 ½-3-inch ball with the kiku herringbone stitch using a simple ten-division/five-petal design. All materials provided, no experience necessary. Bring a bag lunch and beverages.

About the Artist
Edie Whitten lived in Japan as a girl where she was imprinted with the Japanese aesthetic. She has always preferred arts & crafts over housework. Temari encompasses her other fiber arts interests of needlepoint, embroidery, kumihimo, wearable art, as well as her interest in leaded glass which, like temari, allows her to delight in the interplay of color, dimension, and geometric shapes.

November 6, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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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.

November 7, 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.

November 8, 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.

November 10, 2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

A Workshop with Jane Moore

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

Fee: $70/ $60 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed.

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.

November 14, 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.

November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

NIGHT OF MIRACLES

Fee: $30/$25 members - includes an autographed copy of Night of Miracles, refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds). Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

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 Elizabeth Berg, author of Night of Miracles, back to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Wednesday, November 14, 7 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About Night of Miracles

A delightful novel about surprising friendships, community, and the way small acts of kindness can change a life, from the bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv.

Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. Her classes have become so popular that she’s hired Iris, a new resident of Mason, Missouri, as an assistant. Iris doesn’t know how to bake but she needs to keep her mind off a big decision she sorely regrets.

When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln’s parents aren’t the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason come together and find the true power of community—just when they need it the most.

“Elizabeth Berg’s characters jump right off the page and into your heart” said Fannie Flagg about The Story of Arthur Truluv. The same could be said about Night of Miracles, a heartwarming novel that reminds us that the people we come to love are often the ones we don’t expect.

About the Author

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Story of Arthur Truluv, Open House (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), Talk Before Sleep, and The Year of Pleasures, as well as the short story collection The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. She adapted The Pull of the Moon into a play that enjoyed sold-out performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. Berg’s work has been published in thirty countries, and three of her novels have been turned into television movies. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a quality reading series dedicated to serving author, audience, and community. She teaches one-day writing workshops and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. Some of her most popular Facebook postings have been collected in Make Someone Happy and Still Happy. She lives outside Chicago.

November 15, 2018 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

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Reclaiming Spaces
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 9 am-2 pm
Ages: 6-15
Fee: $45/$35 members
Registration is closed.

How do we understand the spaces we inhabit every day: our homes, communities, natural environments? What histories, memories, and identities shaped these places and how we understand them today? We’ll look for answers to these questions in the work of artists John Grade, Juliana Santacruz Herrera, and Jan Vormann as we uncover, re-narrate, or restore place. In the studio we’ll create colorful felt sheets that we’ll take outside, along with yarn and string, to repair the worn or weathered spaces we find as we meander through the grounds.

For more information on Homeschool Days, click here.

November 15, 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.

November 17, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

We wrap up six months of 2018 Call & Response programming with an informal conversation in conjunction with Tyanna Buie’s exhibition, Im•Positioned. Buie grew up in and out of the foster care system in Milwaukee and Chicago, and photographs and other material evidence of her disrupted childhood are rare. She continues to rely on the collective memory of her family to make connections between her past and present. Im•Positioned also raises the larger question of the histories of Black families by responding to Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, Folayemi Wilson’s 2016 installation on the grounds at Lynden. A full-scale structure that is both wunderkammer and slave cabin, Eliza’s Cabinet imagines what a 19th-century woman of African descent might have collected, catalogued and stowed in her living quarters. In 2017, Portia Cobb began her own response to Eliza by planting Lizzie’s Garden in proximity to the cabinet. The Gullah Geechee garden, an homage, in part, to Cobb’s great aunt Lizzie, is at the center of her project: Rooted: The Storied Land, Memory, and Belonging. The three artists will discuss their own work and their place in the “call and response” model that gathers a community of artists at Lynden who share a commitment to the radical Black imagination as a means to re-examine the past and imagine a better future.

November 18, 2018 - 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.

Stamping is a form of printmaking, and we invite you to drop into the studio for this all-ages introduction to rubber stamp-making. We will create our own personalized rubber stamps from start to finish, and then try out some stamping on paper. You can take your stamp home to use on handwritten letters and envelopes, or to include in your own stationery design.

November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Self Care Sundays: Bind Your Own Gratitude Journals

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

Working with a variety of materials, bind your very own gratitude journal to celebrate the season of thanks. Learn how to do a simple stitch and experiment with bullet journaling to record and remember your daily gratefuls.
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

November 19, 2018 - 10:00am

For the fifth year in a row, Lynden is a registered site for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch. The main goal of this citizen science project is to combine the interests of backyard bird watchers with the needs of ornithologists who study bird populations. By making simple, standardized counts of the birds in their yards (or, in this case, at Lynden) and reporting them to the FeederWatch database, FeederWatchers contribute directly to the scientific understanding of bird populations. These observations help scientists study changes in the distribution and abundance of feeder birds over time.

We have established bird feeders on the grounds, using the recommended seeds to attract birds through the seasons. We have binoculars and color charts to help us identify the birds at our feeder. Now, we need bird viewers of all ages and experience levels to join us on our siting days to help tally our observations for the project. You can visit the FeederWatch website and download their very useful handbook.

Lynden’s fall FeederWatch season begins November 19-20. If you are interested in participating, contact Naomi Cobb at ncobb@lyndensculpturegarden.org, and she will set up a time to train you in FeederWatch procedures and determine your observation schedule.

Learn more: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/feederwatch

November 21, 2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

School's Out Art Drop-In with Extended Hours

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 12-5 pm
Ages 6 and up
$16/$12 members per session
We are offering a special, extended drop-in session for those off school. Drop into our studio for informal art exploration. Come for 30 minutes or stay for 5 hours; bring a friend or sibling or try it on your own.
No advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

For more information on Weekly Art Drop-In, click here.

November 21, 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.

November 24, 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.

November 28, 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.

November 29, 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.


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