Events Calendar

February 3, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

February 9, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

Schedule:

January 12 - Colorful Snow - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
February 9 - Sledding Fun - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
March 9 - Signs of Spring - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
June 8 - Seed Bombs - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
June 22 - Garden Animals - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
July 13 - Pond Critters - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
July 27 - Plant Dyes - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.

February 10, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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FREE
This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every second Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

September 9: Soñadores/Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, read in Spanish and English by Claudia Orjuela
Recording: https://vimeo.com/455907180
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Fold & Illustrate Your Own Book [Click here to view or download]

October 14: Stepping Stones: A refugee family's journey, written by Margriet Ruurs with artwork by Nizar Ali Badr, read in Arabic and English, with Hanan Refugee Relief Group and in partnership with Islamic Resource Center
Recording: https://vimeo.com/467098798
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Pack for Your Trip [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Drawing with found materials: Turning Pebbles into Pictures [Click here to view or download]

November 11: The Border: My Journey with Papa, written by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva, and illustrated by Claudia Navarro, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/476691344
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Breaking Boundaries: Create A Window Mural [Click here to view or download]

December 9: Le Seigneur de la danse/The Lord of the Dance, written and illustrated by Véronique Tadjo, read in French and English, in partnership with the Program in French, Dept. of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, UWM and the Alliance Française de Milwaukee.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/488633984
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Celebrate identity and culture: Create a paper bag mask [Click here to view or download]

January 13: Rene tiene dos apellidos/Rene Has Two Last Names, written by René Colato Laínez, and illustrated by Fabiola Graullera Ramirez, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/498481345
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Fill in the Blanks & Draw! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Investigate trees through sensory observation [Click here to view or download]

February 10: Going Home, Coming Home/Về Nhà, Thăm Quê Hương, written by Truong Tran, and illustrated by Ann Phong, read in Vietnamese and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/509033334
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Creative Play in the Snow [Click here to view or download]

March 10: Tomorrow/Ghadan, written and illustrated by Nadine Kaadan, read in Arabic and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/520153759
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Paper Airplanes for a Better Tomorrow [Click here to view or download]

April 14: Four Feet, Two Sandals, written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, and illustrated by Doug Chayka, read in English; and Biaka sauvée!, written by Adrienne Yabouza, illustrated by Zaü, read in French.
Recording and activities to come.

May 12: Mama the Alien/Mama Extraterreste, written by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Laura Lacamara, read in Spanish and English.
Recording and activities to come.

February 10, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

February 14, 2021 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Click here to register. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Registration for April 11 is closed.

Join poet and birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for seasonal migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

About the Artist

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous full-length collections of poetry. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for conservancy groups and arts organizations including Friends of Cedarburg Bog, Milwaukee Audubon Society, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He edits Partly Press for Lynden Sculpture Garden and is currently a participant in Lynden's residency program.

February 17, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

February 20, 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

February 20, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A two-part Virtual Workshop

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Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 1-3 pm: The Big Picture
Saturday, February 27, 2021 – 1-3 pm: The Details that Make the Big Picture

Registration: This two-part workshop is FREE but you must register in advance and commit to both sessions. The workshop is now full. To be added to the waitlist, email staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org with your full name and the best email address to contact you at in the event that a spot opens up (or another session is scheduled).

The Lynden is offering a series of occasional professional skill-building workshops as part of the support for local artists we provide through the Nohl Fellowship program. Designed by and for artists, the workshops address frequently voiced needs and are free to artists.

Having an online presence has never been so important for artists. This two-part workshop offers practical information and tools for creating your website whether you are starting from scratch or have a pre-existing site in need of updating. Participants will learn how to prioritize goals for their website, determine potential audiences, and prepare work and other documentation. We will walk through deciding whether to self-design or hire a professional as well as looking at the many web host options. Whether your ideal website is one page with highly focused content or a comprehensive archive, the workshop offers do’s and don’ts to effectively communicate with your audience.

Participants will receive a digital, take-away package of information that recaps workshop content and serves as an ongoing resource for developing and maintaining your website.

About Paul Druecke
Paul Druecke created his first website in 1998 as an extension of his influential “Social Event Archive” (1997 – 2007), which was exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2017. The project foreshadowed social media’s now familiar blurring of personal and public history. Andrew Goldstein, writing on Artspace.com, says, “A Social Event Archive is viewed as having prefigured social sites like Instagram by inviting people to give him personal snapshots that he then displayed.” Since those early days of self-taught html coding, Druecke’s website has evolved as an archive of his studio production and interest in reaching new audiences.

Druecke's work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. A co-authored discussion of his work is anthologized in Blackwell and Wiley's Companion to Public Art (2016). He received a Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2010. Druecke has published two books with Green Gallery Press, Life and Death on the Bluffs (2014), and The Last Days of John Budgen Jr. (2010). His work has been featured in Camera Austria and InterReview, and written about in Artforum, Art in America, Artnet.com, and Metropolis.com.

February 21, 2021 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Available sessions
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 10 am-3 pm


Fee for one workshop: $95/$85 members. Resin supply kit ($35 value) included in the fee.

Registration: Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794 or email staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org.

Learn how to make dazzling pendants by creating miniature collages of decorative materials and covering them in clear resin. The possibilities are endless! Learn how to prep and reduce bubble formation to get lovely results and expect to make at least four pendants by the end of the session. Gather your mementos, consult your holiday gift list, and join Leslie Perrino online for this hands-on workshop. No experience necessary.

Resin supply kit includes: pendant trays, silicone mold, cup warmer, 2 cords, paper and charms, Mod Podge, brushes, resin 4oz, wood stir /toothpicks/cups, tweezers, cardboard squares, miscellaneous dried spices, glitter.

Students must supply: Wax paper, ruler, pencil, rubbing alcohol, masking tape, scissors, cup for water, paper towels, box with cover, tablecloth, lighter
Optional: your own paper, charms, glitter, small objects, 1-2″ copied photographs, dried flowers, shells, tiny pebbles, to supplement what is in the kit.

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, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

February 27, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A two-part Virtual Workshop

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Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 1-3 pm: The Big Picture
Saturday, February 27, 2021 – 1-3 pm: The Details that Make the Big Picture

Registration: This two-part workshop is FREE but you must register in advance and commit to both sessions. The workshop is now full. To be added to the waitlist, email staff@lyndensculpturegarden.org with your full name and the best email address to contact you at in the event that a spot opens up (or another session is scheduled).

The Lynden is offering a series of occasional professional skill-building workshops as part of the support for local artists we provide through the Nohl Fellowship program. Designed by and for artists, the workshops address frequently voiced needs and are free to artists.

Having an online presence has never been so important for artists. This two-part workshop offers practical information and tools for creating your website whether you are starting from scratch or have a pre-existing site in need of updating. Participants will learn how to prioritize goals for their website, determine potential audiences, and prepare work and other documentation. We will walk through deciding whether to self-design or hire a professional as well as looking at the many web host options. Whether your ideal website is one page with highly focused content or a comprehensive archive, the workshop offers do’s and don’ts to effectively communicate with your audience.

Participants will receive a digital, take-away package of information that recaps workshop content and serves as an ongoing resource for developing and maintaining your website.

About Paul Druecke
Paul Druecke created his first website in 1998 as an extension of his influential “Social Event Archive” (1997 – 2007), which was exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2017. The project foreshadowed social media’s now familiar blurring of personal and public history. Andrew Goldstein, writing on Artspace.com, says, “A Social Event Archive is viewed as having prefigured social sites like Instagram by inviting people to give him personal snapshots that he then displayed.” Since those early days of self-taught html coding, Druecke’s website has evolved as an archive of his studio production and interest in reaching new audiences.

Druecke's work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. A co-authored discussion of his work is anthologized in Blackwell and Wiley's Companion to Public Art (2016). He received a Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2010. Druecke has published two books with Green Gallery Press, Life and Death on the Bluffs (2014), and The Last Days of John Budgen Jr. (2010). His work has been featured in Camera Austria and InterReview, and written about in Artforum, Art in America, Artnet.com, and Metropolis.com.

February 28, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

In collaboration with Tables Across Borders

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The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at Lynden and Tables Across Borders invite you to join us for the third episode in our (virtual) bimonthly community cooking series. Tables Across Borders is a global food tour collaboration highlighting local refugee chefs and the cuisines and cultures of refugee communities in Milwaukee. The community cooking series is an opportunity for chefs across cultures to share tips and recipes from their own cuisines while also allowing us to explore how cuisines cross-pollinate as people migrate and need to adapt techniques and ingredients in a new homeland. Cooking is a place where we interact, exchange, borrow, and invent and imagine new ways of being with each other. In this episode, we feature head chef Abebech Jima from Ethiopia as she makes a hearty, warm stew known as "wot" consisting of legumes and vegetables. Joining Jima are participating chefs from various refugee communities in Milwaukee including Ifrah Yusuf (Somali), Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia (Rohingya), Paw May June (Karen), and others.

Visit the HOME virtual platform at https://www.home-at-lynden.org for recipes and to sign up for the HOME e-list.

More about Tables Across Borders
Coordinated by Kai Gardner Mishlove, Tables Across Borders is a global food collaboration highlighting the cuisines of refugee chefs by linking great chefs together and creating connections to Milwaukee-area restaurants, such as Amilinda, The Tandem, Tricklebee Café, and beyond.
More information available at https://www.facebook.com/Amilindatandemtricklebee/


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