Events Calendar

Saturday, June 15 2019

June 15, 2019 - 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.

June 15, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Workshop with Edie Whitten

A Workshop with Edie Whitten

Fee: $90/$80 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited. Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

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. Starting with a 2 ½-3-inch Styrofoam core, we will focus on the different stages of creating a simple ten-division/five-petal design, from padding the ball, to covering it with a thread wrap, to finishing it using a Kiku herringbone stitch. All materials provided, no experience necessary. Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work.

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.

June 15, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Hawaiian Umbrella Schefflera

Fee: $65/$60 Lynden and Milwaukee Bonsai Society members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our email newsletter.

Bonsai is living sculpture. Unlike traditional sculpture however, it changes from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, and its balance. Bonsai is for people who enjoy art, nature, trees, gardening, and sculpture. It combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture.

Participants in this workshop will create a bonsai from a dwarf shefflera, which is an indoor plant in Wisconsin. In the class, you will design your bonsai and transplant it into a ceramic container. If you wish to document your tree’s progress, bring your camera. We will be repotting so bring an apron or wear appropriate clothing.

This is a hands-on class in which you will learn the basic principles and techniques of bonsai design, and how to work in harmony with nature. You will return home with the bonsai that you created in the class, and a new appreciation for the world of trees.

Learn more about Bonsai at Lynden here.

June 15, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

majolica - glaze painting

Two sessions available:
Two Wednesdays, May 15 & May 22, 2019, 10 am-3 pm or
Two Saturdays, June 8 & 15, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

Fee: $150/ $140 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

The island of Majorca and the surrounding Mediterranean countries produce decorative and utilitarian pottery known as Majolica. Majolica ware uses an opaque white glaze as a ground and brush painting with colorful ceramic oxides and stains to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics. On the first day you will learn basic slab and coil construction, and will hand-build a clay vessel of your choice—perhaps a platter or shallow bowl with plenty of surface for painting. Return a week later to paint your bisque-fired piece in bright spring colors.

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. Pieces will need to be picked up after a second firing.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. 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.

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