Events Calendar

February 1, 2020 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

majolica - glaze painting

Two Saturdays, February 1 & February 8, 2020, 10 am-1 pm

Fee: $125/$110 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future ceramics workshops, sign up for our email newsletter.

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 satins to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics.

In this workshop you will make a Majolica plate for Valentine’s Day. On the first day you will learn basic slab and coil construction and will hand-build a platter or shallow bowl with plenty of surface for painting. Return a week later to paint your bisque-fired piece, drawing on photographs, objects, or memories to create a colorful design.

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.

February 2, 2020 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Make Whisk Brooms with John Holzwart, 2/2/20

Fee: $52/ $45 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Discover the art of making handmade brooms with Wisconsin broom maker Little John Holzwart. In this class we will make a Hawktail whisk and a Fantail whisk (also known as a turkey wing). These little brooms are perfect for those tight places. Shorter broomcorn has been selected for these smaller brooms, 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 http://www.plantbasedservices.com

February 5, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

January 8, 2020 - May 13, 2020
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.

February 6, 2020 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

January 9, 2020-May 14, 2020
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.

February 6, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

February 6, 2020 - May 14, 2020
Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm
Ages 4-6

Our new Art Drop-In for the Very Young provides an hour of informal, parent-free art exploration and material investigation for children aged 4-6 years with art educator Claudia Orjuela.

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.

February 8, 2020 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

majolica - glaze painting

Two Saturdays, February 1 & February 8, 2020, 10 am-1 pm

Fee: $125/$110 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future ceramics workshops, sign up for our email newsletter.

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 satins to create surface decoration. The brush work is similar to painting with watercolors, and this is an excellent workshop for painters new to ceramics.

In this workshop you will make a Majolica plate for Valentine’s Day. On the first day you will learn basic slab and coil construction and will hand-build a platter or shallow bowl with plenty of surface for painting. Return a week later to paint your bisque-fired piece, drawing on photographs, objects, or memories to create a colorful design.

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.

February 8, 2020 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

snow moon

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

Come walk Lynden's grounds with Lynden educator Claudia Orjuela, who will introduce you to the mysteries and unique features of outdoor life after dark. Discover the sights and sounds of the night in Lynden’s back acres and observe our monumental sculptures beneath the light of the full snow moon. A bonfire and treats await at the end.

February 11, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:30am

June 11 - Bugs

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: $9/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4.
Non-member: $11/one adult and one child. Additional children are $4. Additional adults pay daily admission.

Register online now.

Schedule:

February 11: Artful Snow
March 10: Signs of Spring
April 14: Gardening at Lynden - This session is cancelled.
May 12: Flower Friends

February 12, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

January 8, 2020 - May 13, 2020
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.

February 13, 2020 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

January 9, 2020-May 14, 2020
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.

February 13, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

February 6, 2020 - May 14, 2020
Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm
Ages 4-6

Our new Art Drop-In for the Very Young provides an hour of informal, parent-free art exploration and material investigation for children aged 4-6 years with art educator Claudia Orjuela.

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.

February 15, 2020 - 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.

February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Family Free Day: Home
June 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Free.

As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Lynden is participating in Welcoming Week (September 13-22, 2019), a program of Welcoming America that enlists organizations around the country to welcome new immigrants and refugees into their new communities, by launching a series of Conversations on Displacement and the Arts. These conversations among artists, scholars, and community activists will continue the work begun with our first annual refugee celebration, HOME this past June, and will focus attention on these communities as we prepare for the second HOME celebration, scheduled for June 20, 2020. As with similar conversations at Lynden, we will look at displacement broadly, as both an internal and an external phenomenon: from the experiences of refugees and immigrants coming to the United States to those of Indigenous, enslaved, and interned populations within this country. In the spirit of Welcoming Week, and Lynden’s commitment to inclusivity, all of these conversations are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Panels

September 14, 2019: Participants in the first panel, moderated by artist-in-residence Kim Khaira, include Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia, David Najib Kasir, Angela Kingsawan, and Open Kitchen (Alyx Christensen and Rudy Medina). Scroll down for more information on the participants.

November 16, 2019: Participants in the second panel, moderated by artist-in-residence Kim Khaira, include Sheila Badwan, Kai Gardner-Mishlove, Kevin J. Miyazaki, and Evelyn Patricia Terry. To listen to a recording of this panel, click here.

February 15, 2020: Participants in the third panel, moderated by artist-in-residence Kim Khaira, include Ashraf Albakir, Ras 'Ammar Nsoroma, Sumeya Osman, and Nirmal Raja. To listen to a recording of this panel, click here.

April 18, 2020: This session will be rescheduled at a future date.

About the Participants

Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia is a Rohingya refugee community leader from Myanmar/Malaysia. Prior to resettling to Milwaukee, Hasina was the head and supervisor of a refugee kindergarten learning center under the Penang Stop Human Trafficking Campaign. Through leading this work, Hasina played a pivotal role in developing strategy and approaches to case management, community health clinics, resettlement issues, and arrest and detention faced by her community. In Milwaukee, Hasina continues to lead, organize, and support community initiatives and events, including advising community advocates on refugee issues, presenting Rohingya/Burmese/Malaysian cuisine for Tables Across Borders, organizing and participating in community fashion shows and celebrations, co-coordinating Lynden's HOME event for World Refugee Week, and impacting and involving community members in the arts. Through her life's work, and inspired by the active Lynden community, Hasina's interests and involvement include batiking with textile artist Arianne King Comer and community worker/artist Kim Khaira, modelling for Rosemary Ollison's Beyond Fashion show, and building the refugee and immigrant community through HOME.

David Najib Kasir is a Milwaukee-based artist. His mother is Syrian and his father was Iraqi. He lived in Syria as a child and returned for visits after relocating to the United States. His current work deals with the refugee crisis and the Syrian civil war. https://davidnajibkasir.com/home.html

Kim M Khaira is a community worker and artist based in Milwaukee from Penang, Malaysia, whose current work draws on the sense of home, creating home, and of making “sense” of the literal and abstract. She is exploring these themes in Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too her residency project at Lynden.

Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition to impact and empower communities of color. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Angela strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. She currently works as a garden manager at a local Milwaukee non-profit in the neighborhood she grew up in and has been an herbalist in her community for over 20 years. https://www.yenepaherbals.com/

Open Kitchen is organized by Rudy Medina and Alyx Christensen. The project engages critical conversations on food, society and culture, local and at-large. By organizing food-related socials, seasonal residencies, counter-disciplinary collaborations, and satellite installations, conversations are collected, collaged, and open to the public.

Sheila Badwan was born in Raleigh, NC and raised in Greenville, NC. She graduated in 2005 from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She has worked in the healthcare industry in many specialties doing medical billing and coding for the last 10 years. Badwan is the cofounder of Open Arms, an interfaith group of women in Milwaukee. She is currently the lead for the Hanan RRG Milwaukee chapter and works heavily with refugees and immigrant populations in the Milwaukee community. She is married and a devoted mom to two kids, one of whom is partially deaf and has epilepsy. Badwan believes this is important in building bridges among various communities. She has worked in Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Oshkosh to establish relationships with various cultures, communities, and religions on refugee/immigrant issues.

Kai Gardner Mishlove has a BA in Political Science from Boston University with graduate studies in Public Health from the University of Illinois. She is active in many communities and has served on the boards of Hillel Milwaukee, the JCRC of Milwaukee, the Friendship Circle, NCJW Milwaukee, SEA Literacy Project, Hands and Voices, and various disability rights groups. She is a graduate of the Selah JOC Cohort 15 Leadership Program of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership For Justice and the Milwaukee Outreach Director for Edot: the Midwest Jewish Diversity Project. She has a long history of advocating for various marginalized and vulnerable communities. Kai is employed in the healthcare industry improving healthcare delivery and patient health outcomes. She was one of the organizers of Refugee Women's Zumba and other refugee health and wellness projects at the Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic. She volunteers and develops projects extensively with refugee, immigrant, and differently abled populations. Kai’s latest project organized with friends is “Tables Across Borders,” a collaborative global pop-up dining experience highlighting the cuisines of refugee communities resettled in the Milwaukee area. Kai is a very proud stepmother and mother of four adult children. One of her children is Deaf. Kai’s hobbies include bikes and motorcycles, gardening, music, and art. Kai feels very strongly about the importance of building global bridges between cultures and the promotion of inclusive, diverse communities.

Kevin J. Miyazaki is an artist and photographer living in Milwaukee. His artwork often addresses issues of family history, migration and memory. Of particular interest is the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War ll, which uprooted his father’s family and sent them from Tacoma, Washington to camps in California and Wyoming. Miyazaki’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Haggerty Museum of Art and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. A current exhibition of his photography and sculpture is on view November 5-January 24 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha.

Milwaukee-based artist Evelyn Patricia Terry, began her art quest in the late 1960s as a junior at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is the founder of the Terry McCormick Contemporary Fine and Folk Art Gallery, located in her home at 2522 N. 18th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a full-time professional artist, Terry has explored diverse themes including race, religion, and relationships. Her MFA degree in printmaking assisted her with amassing editions of images as well as many monoprints and monotypes that she now repurposes into artists’ books, installations, and mixed media drawings focusing on “being American.” In the mid 1980s, her focus expanded to include health, after reading a book explaining the impact of “enzymes from raw food” as an important benefit in gaining and maintaining radiant health. This she knows benefits all humanity. Her world travels and constant news reports provide her with an understanding of the misuse of power and the perpetuation of prejudice as tools that negatively impact high percentages of people--despite their heritage, country of origins, religious beliefs, or economic status. Seeking a good place to live physically and emotionally, Terry discovered peace in her home--through her art career, her health practices, and by continually developing friendships with productive people from global backgrounds.

Ashraf Albakir is an accountant and refugee from Syria. When he resettled to Sheboygan in 2017, he could not continue his work as an accountant because of language and certification barriers. He currently works in upholstery and furniture making, and he plans to go back to school for business management in hopes of better utilizing and applying the skills that refugee communities bring with them when they resettle in the United States. As an avid community supporter, he contributes to the work of Hanan Refugee Relief with Sheila Badwan and Salvatorian Warehouse by organizing donations and supplies to orphans and refugees in Syria and Jordan. His perspective of empowerment in refugee work and the global refugee issue due to war tragedies stems from being a refugee himself and seeing these tragedies up close.

Ras 'Ammar Nsoroma is a muralist, portraitist, and mixed media painter. He is a 2019 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellow in the established artist category. His work centers around the spiritual, cultural, and political consciousness of the African Diaspora, and he is currently exploring the world of the Orisha, African deities of the pantheon of the Yoruba people. Nsoroma has worked as an artist for 35 years. He studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
https://www.facebook.com/ammarnsoromaart/

Sumeya Osman is a Somali refugee who lived in Uganda as an urban refugee for six years. Resettling to the United States, she's lived in Milwaukee for three years. As a community advocate and interpreter, her experience and skills range from working as a community health worker at Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic with Kai Mishlove, to supporting initiatives at the local level with Public Allies, and advocating for refugee rights. Her ongoing passion for grassroots engagement and community health has led her to pursue training as a doula and midwife within diverse communities, as well as encouraging talents in refugee youth. Sumeya is an active member of the HOME steering committee, and is busily engaged with the planning of this annual, community-directed refugee event at Lynden. She is the event's co-MC, alongside Rohingya refugee Hasina Begum.

Nirmal Raja is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee. Conceptually driven and thematic, her work straddles the personal and the political and is a response to lived experiences that are distilled and strengthened by research in the studio and through reading. She approaches her practice as a process of sifting and communicating sensations and ideas with varied materials and processes. She examines notions of memory, identity, place and belonging. Performative collaborations with other artists and the larger community have recently become part of her practice. Occasionally, she curates exhibitions and organizes and facilitates situations that articulate moments of connection and empathy. Raja holds a BA in English literature, a BFA in painting and drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has participated in solo and group shows in the Midwest, nationally, and internationally. Her work has been included in both public and private collections. She is a mentor for Milwaukee Artists Resource Network’s mentorship program.

February 16, 2020 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

with Sue Pezanoski Browne & Katie Hobday

Please note: the March 15 & April 19 sessions have been cancelled.

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

Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday, Lynden’s teachers-in-residence, invite you to participate in the Sound Tree Project, the focus of their collaborative artist residency. Working in a grove of trees on the Lynden grounds, Pezanoski Browne and Hobday are constructing an environment filled with clay chimes that they make and fill with personal narratives. This exploration of art, nature, memory, and materials is informed by their thinking about movement and migration—about life as movement interspersed with pauses of various lengths.

February 19, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

January 8, 2020 - May 13, 2020
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.

February 20, 2020 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

January 9, 2020-May 14, 2020
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.

February 20, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

February 6, 2020 - May 14, 2020
Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm
Ages 4-6

Our new Art Drop-In for the Very Young provides an hour of informal, parent-free art exploration and material investigation for children aged 4-6 years with art educator Claudia Orjuela.

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.

February 23, 2020 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

enameling

Fee: $110/ $99 members (all materials included)
Registration: 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. 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.

February 24, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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FREE

Artist Jenna Knapp kicks off the second year of her residency at Lynden by calling for volunteers to help with buckthorn removal to aid in prairie restoration in and around the labyrinth. Land Manager Kyle Welna will explain how to identify and remove buckthorn; hand tools (pruners) will be provided to cut invasive woody plants. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. Volunteers will receive free admission to Lynden for the day and a guest pass for future use.

February 25, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Pulang Balik blue

Fee: $85/ $75 members per session (all materials included). Two sessions available: Tuesday, February 25 & Saturday, February 29. Take one or both!
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist-in-residence Kim Khaira spent part of the summer of 2019 working alongside master dyer Arianne King Comer and walking the grounds with Native herbalist Angela Kingsawan. These interactions informed the next phase of her residency project at Lynden: harvesting plants from the grounds and developing the natural dyeing techniques used in this workshop. Her practical and artistic experiments with indigo, turmeric, goldenrod and other materials gathered at Lynden have elicited everything from poetic lamentations on natural fibers to a series of sample batik prints in a range of colors and a variety of saturations.

In this workshop, Khaira invites you to gather around the dye vat to work with indigo (indigofera tinctoria), wild indigo (baptisia), henna (lawsonia inermis), and turmeric (curcuma longa). These natural dyes will yield a variety of blues and yellows. Other dye plants from Lynden's grounds may be used upon availability for harvesting.

Natural cloths and fiber provided; you may choose to bring small or medium-sized natural fabrics or fibers of your own to use, which will need to be scoured and dried at the beginning of the workshop.

Bring a lunch; coffee and herbal tea selections provided.

About the Artist
Kim M Khaira is an artist and community worker based in Milwaukee from Penang, Malaysia, whose current work draws on the sense of home, creating home, and of making “sense” of the literal and abstract. She is exploring these themes in Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too, her residency project at Lynden.

February 25, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Fee: $31/$26 members - includes an autographed copy of The Other Mrs., refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden (come early to stroll the grounds). Register 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 Mary Kubica, author of The Other Mrs., to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Tuesday, February 25, 7 pm. For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Other Mrs.

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own backyard.

But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. It’s their eerie old home, with its decrepit decor and creepy attic, which they inherited from Will’s sister after she died unexpectedly. It’s Will’s disturbed teenage niece Imogen, with her dark and threatening presence. And it’s the troubling past that continues to wear at the seams of their family.

As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of Morgan’s death. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.

About the Author

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, including The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, Don't You Cry, Every Last Lie and When the Lights Go Out. A former high school history teacher, Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children. Her first novel The Good Girl was an Indie Next pick in August of 2014, received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014. Mary’s novels have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. She’s been described as “a helluva storyteller,” (Kirkus Reviews) and “a writer of vice-like control,” (Chicago Tribune), and her novels have been praised as “hypnotic” (People) and “thrilling and illuminating” (Los Angeles Times).

February 26, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

January 8, 2020 - May 13, 2020
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.

February 27, 2020 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

January 9, 2020-May 14, 2020
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.

February 27, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions are canceled through the end of April. We will revisit this at the end of each month and make a decision about resuming. Please check this page or our COVID-19 page for updates.

Spring Session

February 6, 2020 - May 14, 2020
Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm
Ages 4-6

Our new Art Drop-In for the Very Young provides an hour of informal, parent-free art exploration and material investigation for children aged 4-6 years with art educator Claudia Orjuela.

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.

February 29, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Pulang Balik blue

Fee: $85/ $75 members per session (all materials included). Two sessions available: Tuesday, February 25 & Saturday, February 29. Take one or both!
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist-in-residence Kim Khaira spent part of the summer of 2019 working alongside master dyer Arianne King Comer and walking the grounds with Native herbalist Angela Kingsawan. These interactions informed the next phase of her residency project at Lynden: harvesting plants from the grounds and developing the natural dyeing techniques used in this workshop. Her practical and artistic experiments with indigo, turmeric, goldenrod and other materials gathered at Lynden have elicited everything from poetic lamentations on natural fibers to a series of sample batik prints in a range of colors and a variety of saturations.

In this workshop, Khaira invites you to gather around the dye vat to work with indigo (indigofera tinctoria), wild indigo (baptisia), henna (lawsonia inermis), and turmeric (curcuma longa). These natural dyes will yield a variety of blues and yellows. Other dye plants from Lynden's grounds may be used upon availability for harvesting.

Natural cloths and fiber provided; you may choose to bring small or medium-sized natural fabrics or fibers of your own to use, which will need to be scoured and dried at the beginning of the workshop.

Bring a lunch; coffee and herbal tea selections provided.

About the Artist
Kim M Khaira is an artist and community worker based in Milwaukee from Penang, Malaysia, whose current work draws on the sense of home, creating home, and of making “sense” of the literal and abstract. She is exploring these themes in Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too, her residency project at Lynden.


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