Events Calendar

Sunday, September 15 2019

September 15, 2019 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Birding with Poet Chuck Stebelton and Friends

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder and artist-in-residence Chuck Stebelton continues his series of bird walks at Lynden this fall, and he's bringing friends! On September 15 he'll be joined by Paul Druecke and on October 6 his guest will be Betsy Abert. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

September 15, 2019 - 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: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

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.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages.

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.

September 15, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Fee: $65/ $55 members (all materials for making 12-20 incense pieces included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Learn the basics of making your own natural incense. This workshop introduces a Japanese style of incense-making using traditional materials. Mike Paré, drawing from the history of incense, introduces students to a variety of aromatic herbs, spices, tree resins, and powders; discusses the philosophy of fragrance formation; and teaches participants to roll cones or joss sticks. Each participant will finish the workshop with 12-20 pieces of incense. Additional incense materials will be available for purchase.

The workshop consists of three parts:
Part 1: Incense Burning
Participants are introduced to historical and cultural aspects of incense. They will get acquainted with incense materials by burning them with charcoal and a censer. Creative and interactive exercises will involve incense burning and sampling ingredients such as frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, patchouli, sage, and a dozen others.
Part 2: Formulation
We discuss philosophies of fragrance formulation and combination. Participants choose from the selection of prepared incense materials to create their own blend. Only organic or wildcrafted materials are used.
Part 3: Hand Rolling Incense
Participants mix and shape their blend into a burnable form by hand rolling cones or joss sticks. Drying and storage of incense will be discussed.

NOTE: Rolled incense takes up to 48 hours to dry completely. Participants are encouraged to bring a small, airtight plastic container to transport the finished incense.

About the Artist
Mike Paré is the founder of Zouz Incense - a natural incense company. Paré has a background in visual art, education, and anthropology. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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