Events Calendar

March 1, 2020 - 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.

March 4, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions for Spring 2020 are cancelled. Any remaining punches you may have do not expire and will be valid for the fall session. If you are interested in joining the Lynden Google classroom, where Jeremy Stepien and Claudia Orjuela, continue to post projects and provide feedback for participants, contact Jeremy at jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org. 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.

March 5, 2020 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions for Spring 2020 are cancelled. Any remaining punches you may have do not expire and will be valid for the fall session. If you are interested in joining the Lynden Google classroom, where Jeremy Stepien and Claudia Orjuela, continue to post projects and provide feedback for participants, contact Jeremy at jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org. 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.

March 5, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions for Spring 2020 are cancelled. Any remaining punches you may have do not expire and will be valid for the fall session. If you are interested in joining the Lynden Google classroom, where Jeremy Stepien and Claudia Orjuela, continue to post projects and provide feedback for participants, contact Jeremy at jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org. 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.

March 7, 2020 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Sewn Baskets: A Workshop with Molly Hassler, March 7, 2020

Fee: $62/$55 members
Registration: Registration is closed. For info on future sessions, sign up for our e-list.

Baskets can be made in many ways, and in this workshop artist Molly Hassler will show you how to use a sewing machine to create baskets from clothesline and colored thread. Once you master the technique, you can make baskets of different sizes and you can sew them into totes or backpacks. You will learn (or relearn) the basics of machine sewing as you construct your own reusable baskets. Hassler will guide you through threading the machine and will teach you how to use different stitches and settings. You’ll get plenty of practice as you work your way through two baskets. Sewing machines and all supplies provided.
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.

About Molly Hassler
Molly Hassler holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis in Fibers and a Certificate in Community Arts. She is an interdisciplinary artist using large-scale sculptural fibers works, printing and dying techniques, and community arts engagement to communicate ideas surrounding queerness, nostalgia, and family.

March 8, 2020 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

March 8, 2020, 11 am-1 pm

Fee: $20/$15 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Learn how to use native plants to design for four-season interest and year-round wildlife benefit. Landscape designer Justine Miller will teach design fundamentals and introduce you to great native plants for the home landscape. Different garden styles and planting methods will be covered, and participants will participate in design exercises to explore texture, color, form, and seasonal interest. Combine art and ecology to create a beautiful, functional yard for yourself and your environment.

About Justine Miller
Justine Miller is a horticulturist and landscape designer. As a designer and field ecologist for Marek Landscaping, LLC, she creates landscapes featuring Wisconsin-native flora and local materials, participates in vegetation surveys and mapping, and promotes the use of environmentally beneficial features, including rainwater harvest and functional plantings. Visit www.mareklandscaping.com to learn more, and for Miller’s (almost) weekly feature: Plant of the Week.

March 8, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Rescheduled from February 9, 2020.

Angela Kingsawan workshops, Spring 2020

Fee: $20/$15 members
Registration: Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Feeling under the weather or just fatigued this winter? Join herbalist Angela Kingsawan for this herbal cold and flu remedy workshop. Learn how to make a simple, all-natural recipe. Even if you’re not sick, this remedy helps to boost immunity and supply much needed nutrients to keep your emotions and body healthy throughout the cold season.

About Angela Kingsawan
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, Kingsawan 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.

Angela Kingsawan workshops, Spring 2020

March 8, 2020 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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Fee: $20/ $15 members
Registration: Registration is closed.

The full moon is a time for releasing and cleansing. The light of the full moon illuminates any obstacles or interferences in our lives. Once we recognize our blocks, it becomes easier to let go of what didn’t serve us in the most recent lunar phase. It is an amazing time to reevaluate and recollect. 

Join Milwaukee’s own sound healer, Catherine Soteira (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India, to celebrate the full moon with a healing sound bath. Sound baths are an ancient form of deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations.

The sound bath lasts approximately 45-60 minutes.

The soundbath will probably be indoors; please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration. Come early: Jenna Knapp will offer guided walks in the labyrinth between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.

March 10, 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 - This session is cancelled.

March 11, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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FREE

Artist Jenna Knapp, now in the second year of her residency at Lynden, is 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.

March 11, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions for Spring 2020 are cancelled. Any remaining punches you may have do not expire and will be valid for the fall session. If you are interested in joining the Lynden Google classroom, where Jeremy Stepien and Claudia Orjuela, continue to post projects and provide feedback for participants, contact Jeremy at jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org. 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.

March 12, 2020 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions for Spring 2020 are cancelled. Any remaining punches you may have do not expire and will be valid for the fall session. If you are interested in joining the Lynden Google classroom, where Jeremy Stepien and Claudia Orjuela, continue to post projects and provide feedback for participants, contact Jeremy at jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org. 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.

March 12, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

All Art Drop-In Sessions for Spring 2020 are cancelled. Any remaining punches you may have do not expire and will be valid for the fall session. If you are interested in joining the Lynden Google classroom, where Jeremy Stepien and Claudia Orjuela, continue to post projects and provide feedback for participants, contact Jeremy at jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org. 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.

March 14, 2020 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

A Workshop with Todd Mrozinski

Experiments in Mark Making: Drawing the Natural World
A Workshop with Todd Mrozinski
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 10 am-1 pm

Fee: $42/$38 members
Registration: This workshop will be rescheduled. For info on future sessions, sign up for our email newsletter.

Students will experiment in the studio with a variety of media, such as graphite, vine and compressed charcoal, Conté crayons, and ink as they draw natural objects gathered from the Lynden's grounds. Students will set up their own gathered still life, and then focus on light, composition and proportion. All materials provided, and open to all levels.

About Todd Mrozinski
Todd Mrozinski acquired his BFA in painting and drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 1997 where he was the recipient of a Fredrick Layton Scholarship and attended The New York Studio Program. The natural elements, shadows, and his immediate surroundings are Mrozinski’'s subject matter. His work is produced in series: each series relates symbolically to his life experience and grows out of present day observation and inspiration. He was the 2015-16 Pfister Artist-in-Residence and curator of The Pfister Pop-Up Gallery. His work is in public and private collections internationally. Todd is a contributing art writer for Urban Milwaukee and Artdose Magazine. He is an art educator and teaches in the Continuing Education Department at MIAD. He and his wife, Renee Bebeau, have a studio in The Nut Factory in Milwaukee, WI.

March 19, 2020 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Please note: due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus we will be rescheduling this program for a later date.

The Secret Lives of Nonhumans
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9 am-2 pm
Ages: 6-15
Fee: $45/$35 members
Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Lynden artist-in-residence Yevgeniya Kaganovich recently began Tree Intuits Chair, a five-year project that asks this question: If a tree was able to foresee its existence as a chair, what would it think of it? The project, which involves grafting and shaping poplar and aspen trees into living chairs, is part of a larger body of work, Divergent Fates, that explores issues of material agency, sustainability, and consumption, as well as human impact on the environment. In this workshop, we will examine the everyday objects that surround us and consider our relationship to them. Outdoors, we’ll check the progress of Kaganovich’s trees and select a non-human object from the natural world. Back in the studio, we’ll imagine that object’s secret life in a zine, and we’ll “unmake” discarded paperback books into tree sculptures.

For more information on Homeschool Days, click here.

March 28, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Compost workshop

Fee: $20/$15 members per session or $30/$20 members for both sessions
Registration: Registration is on hold. Please email staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org to be notified when the workshop is rescheduled.

A garden’s design begins in the mind though its bounty lies beneath our feet.

Angela Curtes, owner of Grounded LLC, offers a two-part workshop designed to enthuse and engage participants in home composting as the next step toward a self-sufficient garden. Part 1 is an indoor workshop and Part 2 is an outdoor, experiential compost-building workshop. Take one or both!

Saturday, March 28, 2020
This session will be rescheduled at a future date.
Part 1: Preparing the way for home composting and bountiful gardens

How do we begin to look at our organic household and yard waste as the heart and soul of our gardens? How can our kitchens and gardens work in concert to regenerate and create living soil? Join Angela Curtes for an indoor afternoon discovering why the earth beneath our feet is so important and what we can do to prepare the way for home composting this spring.

Saturday, April 25, 2020
This session will be rescheduled at a future date.
Part 2: Composting 101- making our gardens self-sufficient
This hands-on, outdoor workshop is designed for those wanting to take their gardening experience to the next level by incorporating a small home compost system. You will go home with all the information and elements needed to start a simple compost system that can be managed throughout the year.

About Angela L. Curtes
Angela Curtes is the owner of Grounded LLC, which strives to balance ecological integrity with agricultural resilience by integrating ancient and regenerative farming methods in harmony with native wild lands. She manages her family’s 80-acre organic certified farm incorporating biodynamic principles and specializing in heat-controlled humus structured compost for resale and farm use and grows medicinal crops of Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower), hemp, hay and occasional grains. She has worked the past 30 years, primarily for non-profit organizations, in the fields of environmental and wilderness education, natural and farm lands preservation, soil fertility, chromatography, and large-scale compost production.

March 28, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This event has been canceled.

FREE

A reception and book signing follow the talk. To reserve your copy of Robert Murray: Sculpture or Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s (which is out of print), email staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org. Books are $65 and $30 respectively.

Lynden continues its series of exhibitions exploring small-scale works by artists in the permanent collection. Robert Murray (b. 1936, Canada) is represented on Lynden’s grounds by Windfall, a painted metal sculpture made in 1966. In this exhibition, curator Jonathan D. Lippincott brings together some of the artist’s working models as well as a series of works on paper.

Join artist Robert Murray and curator Jonathan D. Lippincott for a conversation about the artist’s work. They will discuss the sculptor’s process of working with fabricators and foundries, issues of public art and the siting of sculpture, Murray’s early years, his close friendship with Barnett Newman and relationships with other artists, his lifelong interest in flying, and the current resurgence of interest in abstract modern sculpture.

The conversation will be followed by a reception and book signing. Copies of Lippincott’s monograph, Robert Murray: Sculpture, and his earlier book, Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, will be available for purchase.

For more information about the exhibition, the artist, and the curator, click here.

March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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This workshop will be rescheduled at a future date.

Fee: $65/ $55 members per session (all materials for making 12-20 incense pieces included)
Registration: Registration is on hold. Please email staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org to be notified when the workshop is rescheduled.

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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