Events Calendar

December 4, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
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.

December 5, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
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.

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.

December 7, 2019 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Fee: $62/$57 members
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our email newsletter for information on future sessions.

Discover the art of making handmade brooms with Wisconsin broom maker Little John Holzwart. Holzwart will lead you through the process of making a real broom for decorative or functional use. Choose between a round or flat hearth broom--handles of various woods have been gathered and cured for you to use, and all materials are provided. Discussion about decorative options will be included.

Participants should refrain from wearing open-toed shoes and should bring a sharp knife and scissors.

About "Little" John Holzwart
"Little"John Holzwart is the owner of Plant Based Services, LLC which is a community resource committed to sharing earth centered services and products. These services or products include handmade brooms, beekeeping, fruit tree grafting, and orchard maintenance. This one-man show is located in Sheboygan, WI with the majority of these services being offered in southeast Wisconsin. More info at www.plantbasedservices.com.

December 8, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino

Silk Scarf Painting with Leslie Perrino, 5/8/16

Fee: $90/ $80 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our email newsletter for information on future sessions.

Lynden is offering a series of holiday giftmaking workshops in November and December. They range from simple activities suitable for families with smaller children to more advanced workshops for adults. Whether you are making a gift for yourself or another, these workshops should provide a cheerful atmosphere for art making as we head into winter. To see a complete list of holiday giftmaking workshops, visit our Workshops page.

This daylong workshop will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden.

Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience required, and all materials supplied. Remember: using dyes can be messy. We'll supply you with an apron, but please wear clothes that you don't mind getting stained.

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.

December 10, 2019 - 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. Join art educator Claudia Orjuela the second Tuesday of each month for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the world at Lynden. We’ll consider a new theme each month, each designed to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage outdoor play, experimentation, and the manipulation of art materials. Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for children aged 2 through 4 and their caregivers. Please dress for outdoor play; rain or shine we will spend part of our time out in the garden.

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.

Schedule:

January 8 - Winter Patterns
February 12 - Exploring Shapes
March 12 - Signs of Spring
April 30 - Gardening
May 28 - Flower Friends
June 18 - Pond Pals
July 9 & 23 - Rainbow Garden
August 13 & 27- Fly, Jump, Crawl
September 10: Hidden Places
October 8: Colorful Autumn
November 12: Indoor Gardens - Registration closed.
December 10: Signs of Winter

For 2020 dates, click here.

December 11, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Fall Session

September 18-December 11, 2019
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.

December 12, 2019 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Fall Session

September 19-December 12, 2019
No session on November 28.
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.

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.

December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

08/24/19

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Rosemary Ollison has transformed each of her apartments into an artist environment, deploying layers of pattern, duct tape sculptures, curtains of woven leather, crazy quilts, and inventive drawings. With Prosperity in a Million Scraps, her exhibition at Lynden, she has created an immersive environment within the former home of Harry and Peg Bradley. Spreading beyond the gallery, where a fourteen-foot leather quilt hangs, Ollison has transformed Lynden’s dining room, preparing it for an imaginary dinner party.

Join the artist for a gallery talk and holiday sale. Several of Ollison's handmade necklaces, as well as fashion items including one-of-a-kind dresses and ensembles, denim vests and jackets, and kimonos, will be available for purchase. The necklaces, ranging in price from $25 to $150, make wonderful holiday gifts, as do the notecards made from Christiane Grauert's watercolor sketches of Ollison's fashion show in August. The talk will begin at 2:30 pm.

About the Artist
Rosemary Ollison is a 77-year-old self-taught artist and 2018 Nohl Fellow in the Emerging category. At 16, Ollison moved to the Midwest from an Arkansas plantation, and she began making art in 1994 while healing from an abusive marriage. She collects glass, leather, bracelets, beads, bones, and jewelry from thrift shops and rummage sales and repurposes these materials into sculptural and wearable works.

December 15, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. 
Younger children should be accompanied by an adult. One project per person, please.

Give the gift of the sculpture garden--or at least a tiny bit of it. Holiday season is upon us and we will be making terrariums—miniature environments—that can be worn on a string, ribbon or chain. Choose among small glass bottles and vials and an assortment of natural materials to create your own unique, hand-made gift. Select dried materials that require no attention or construct a living pendant that will grow with your care. (Note that living pendants require water 3-5 times a week and at least 8 hours of indirect sunlight.) At 2 pm we’ll learn to fold an origami box to wrap the gift. Package your pendant with a Lynden membership for a gift that lasts all year long.

December 21, 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.

December 24, 2019 - 10:00am - January 2, 2020 - 5:00pm

The sculpture garden is closed December 24, 2019-January 2, 2020.


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