Events Calendar

October 4, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr 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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes and see 2023 dates, click here.

October 4, 2022 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-October 18 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, October 25 -December 13 (no class 11/22) | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Ages 4-6
Winter 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Spring 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, March 7-May 2 (no class 3/28) | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 5, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fall 2022 Session: (14 weeks) Wednesdays, September 7-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Winter & Spring 2023 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 11th-May 3rd, 2023 (no class 4/12) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $352/$256 members per 16-week session.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 6, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each eight-week session, art educator Jeremy Stepien will take you on a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 11, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr 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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes and see 2023 dates, click here.

October 11, 2022 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-October 18 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, October 25 -December 13 (no class 11/22) | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Ages 4-6
Winter 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Spring 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, March 7-May 2 (no class 3/28) | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 12, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fall 2022 Session: (14 weeks) Wednesdays, September 7-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Winter & Spring 2023 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 11th-May 3rd, 2023 (no class 4/12) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $352/$256 members per 16-week session.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 13, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each eight-week session, art educator Jeremy Stepien will take you on a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 15, 2022 - 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.

For 2023 dates, click here.

October 16, 2022 - 8:30am - 10:00am

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Fee: $10/$5 members. Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register. Please note: online registration closes for each session the Friday before. You can register by phone at 414-446-8794 or in person day-of.

Join birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month (except October, when the walk is on the third Sunday) 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.

October 16, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Fee: $10/$5 members per session
Registration: Registration is closed.

Join the Land Managers of the Lynden Sculpture Garden on a walk around the grounds to discover Lynden’s urban forest. On this walk we will discuss the various trees and shrubs that make up the forest, urban forest management techniques, and our exciting new tree inventory project which we are conducting with the assistance of a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry Grant. This tree inventory will result in a management plan to help care for our valuable urban forest far into the future.

About the Land Managers

Kyle Welna has been with Lynden for five years and enjoys the wide variety of interconnected projects at the sculpture garden. He is interested in invasive species control and is currently a graduate student at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

Robert Kaleta is wrapping up his third year at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He is very interested in restoration ecology, native plants, and edible wild plants, and in bringing these interests to the landscape at Lynden.

October 18, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr 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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes and see 2023 dates, click here.

October 18, 2022 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-October 18 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, October 25 -December 13 (no class 11/22) | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Ages 4-6
Winter 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Spring 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, March 7-May 2 (no class 3/28) | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 19, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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FREE
This is a virtual event.

HOME Multilingual 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, and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. 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 virtual session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Multilingual Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, Milwaukee African Women's Association, and Milwaukee Taiko Group Hibiki. Videos remain on view once they are posted, and can be accessed at any time

Download our resource handout for parents, teachers, and advanced readers here.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

September 21: Señorita Mariposa, written by Ben Gundersheimer and illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero, read in Spanish and English by Claudia Orjuela, with music performed by Julio Pabon. View the recording here and download the activity here.

October 19: Gimanaadenim/You Hold Me Up, written by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, and translated by Angela Mesic and Margaret Noodin, read in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin. View the recording here.

November 16: Vejigante Masquerader, written and illustrated by Lulu Delacre, read in Spanish and English. View the recording here.

December 21: Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village, written and illustrated by Sunny Seki, read in Japanese and English by Maika Olveda.

Access prior HOME Story Time videos and activities here.

October 19, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fall 2022 Session: (14 weeks) Wednesdays, September 7-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Winter & Spring 2023 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 11th-May 3rd, 2023 (no class 4/12) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $352/$256 members per 16-week session.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 20, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each eight-week session, art educator Jeremy Stepien will take you on a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 20, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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3 sessions, 7-8:30 pm:
September 22, 2022
October 20, 2022
December 15, 2022

Fee: Free.
Registration: This discussion takes place via Zoom; advance registration required. Click here to register.

The Lynden/HOME Refugee Steering Committee book discussion group, moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira, is for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We consider works of non-fiction and fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees. In September, we will be embarking on a new book, Sonya Bilocerkowycz’s On Our Way Home from the Revolution: Reflections on Ukraine. Newcomers welcome!

On Our Way Home from the Revolution is a collection of essays within the genre of creative nonfiction written by someone who is both an insider and an outsider. Bilocerkowycz begins in the U.S. by describing the personal experiences of her grandmother and other elders as war refugees, using these observations to define heritage and patriotism. Her perspective shifts when a teaching opportunity arises in Ukraine and she begins to travel the country, searching for her own identity.
Sonya Bilocerkowycz is a Ukrainian-American writer from the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has served as a Fulbright grantee in Belarus. She is a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow.

We encourage you to read each section in advance (see information below on acquiring the current book). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. The group meets monthly, and we seek the input of group members on titles to consider in the future.

As part of our HOME work at Lynden, we are making the book available without charge to book discussion group participants. If you would like us to purchase a copy of the book for you, please indicate this when completing the registration form. We will contact you when the book is available and you will be able to pick it up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217.

PREVIOUS READINGS
Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You January-February, 2021
Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir March-May, 2021
Emmanuel Mbolela's Refugee: A Memoir June-August, 2021
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives September-December, 2021
Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Admiring Silence January- April, 2022
Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque May-August, 2022

October 22, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Virtual.
Registration: Free but advance registration is required. Click here to register.

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee continues its virtual HOME Conversations series in 2023 with more HOME: Conversations on Forced Displacement. The series continues to emphasize both active dialogue and actionable steps. Each conversation takes place in two parts, with a virtual panel discussion on an aspect of forced displacement followed, a month later, by a discussion about taking action.The series is moderated by HOME Refugee Steering Committee member Paul Vang.

HOME: Conversations on Forced Displacement examines relevant issues in contemporary refugee resettlement at the local level and across the globe. We hope to engage community members in understanding specific refugee resettlement crises as well as the larger issues of forced displacement, including its various contexts, while also providing an opportunity for participants to learn how they can get involved in local, on-the-ground efforts to aid refugee families and communities as they resettle among us.

As with all HOME Conversations, artists will be integral to our discussions and action plans, and we will be seeking ways to bring together diverse voices to forge solutions that extend beyond a specific refugee population.

Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm (Click here to watch a recording of this Conversation.)
Saturday, November 12, 2022 – 11 am-12:30 pm
Ukraine, Origins of Conflict and Its Continuation

Conflict in Ukraine has been intrinsically tied to the identity and history of its people and the region, shaped by geopolitics and relations to neighboring Russia. About 8 million internally displaced Ukrainians and 7 million Ukrainian refugees have been affected by the Russo-Ukrainian War which began in 2014 has now extended for over eight years. These conversations on Ukraine will discuss the root, the complexity, and the continuation of the country's crisis through the lens of Ukrainian scholars, artists and activists. In October, we present a panel discussion, and in November, we guide participants in an action-based discussion with a focus on impacting change in Milwaukee, both led by moderator Paul Vang. Panelists include Sonya Bilocerkowycz, Halyna Salapata, Misha Tyutyunik, and Karina Tweedell. For moderator and panelist biographies and recommended readings and resources, click here.

October 25, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Robert Kaleta, Alyx Christensen, Annalesa Johnson--for a work day in Lynden’s natural areas. With over 40 acres and more than half a dozen specialized garden spaces, Lynden provides many opportunities for volunteers, from removing invasives, to planting, weeding, and collecting seeds. Individuals with a few hours to spare and those ready to commit time on a regular basis are all welcome. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them). Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

October 25, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am

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2022 Fall Session (begins September 13): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

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 educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr 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 indoors for adults and children ages 2 and up. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes and see 2023 dates, click here.

October 25, 2022 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-October 18 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Tuesdays, October 25 -December 13 (no class 11/22) | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Ages 4-6
Winter 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6
Spring 2023: (8 weeks) Tuesdays, March 7-May 2 (no class 3/28) | 3:45pm – 4:45 pm | Ages 4-6

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab for children aged 4-6 immerses participants in hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. Art educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela will foster an environment that extends children’s thinking and wonder through play and inquiry, experimentation, and manipulation of art materials. Different themes will connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests, broadening their sense of place as they expand their connections with the natural world and one another.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $128/$104 members per 8-week session
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 26, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Fee: Free.
Registration: Advance registration required. Click here to register online. Work days are weather dependent.

Join the Lynden land team—Kyle Welna, Robert Kaleta, Alyx Christensen, Annalesa Johnson-- on October 26 for our final garden work day of the season. As we transition to cooler weather maintenance, we will be preparing the gardens for winter and sprucing things up for hibernation. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and digging tools (if you have them). Water, snacks, and additional tools will be provided.

October 26, 2022 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Fall 2022 Session: (14 weeks) Wednesdays, September 7-December 14, 2022 (no class 11/23) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up
Winter & Spring 2023 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 11th-May 3rd, 2023 (no class 4/12) | 3-5 pm | Ages 12 and up

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting. Art Club will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $352/$256 members per 16-week session.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

October 27, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Art + Nature Lab for Ages 7-11

Fall 2022 Session I: (7 weeks) Thursdays, September 8-October 20 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Fall 2022 Session II: (7 weeks) Thursdays, October 27th -December 15th (no class 11/24) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 – 11
Winter 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, January 12th-March 2rd, 2023 | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11
Spring 2023 Session: (8 weeks) Thursdays, March 9th- May 4th, 2023 (no class 4/13) | 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Ages 7 - 11

Lynden’s Art + Nature Lab engages participants aged 7-11 in inquiry-based art and nature learning, problem solving, and creative making. Over the course of each eight-week session, art educator Jeremy Stepien will take you on a series of art challenges and studio projects. Art + Nature Lab will meet indoors in the studio at Lynden, masked and socially distanced.

In-person safety precautions:
Masks are required indoors (optional outdoors) for adults and children ages 2 and up. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.


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