Homeschool Days at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In 2019-2020, the Lynden Sculpture Garden will offer three Homeschool Days for children aged 6-15. These workshops integrate our collection of outdoor sculpture and temporary installations with the natural ecology of 40 acres of park, ponds, and woodland, creating a unique, hands-on, small-group experience of art and nature. Participants move between activities focused on three-dimensional artmaking and the natural environment, taking a lunch break at midday.

Jeremy Stepien, Director of Education
(414) 446-8481

Needs-based fee subsidies and tuition waivers are available.

Become a member of the Lynden Sculpture Garden today to receive a discount on Homeschool Day registration.

2019-2020 Homeschool Day Schedule

Registration deadline for all Homeschool Days is one week prior. Space is limited, please register early.
Dress appropriately for the weather; much time will be spent outdoors in all seasons.

Single sessions: $45/$35 members

Repurposing and Adornment

Thursday, November 21, 2019

9 am-2 pm
Online registration closed. Register by phone at 414-446-8481.
Artist Rosemary Ollison, whose work is on view at Lynden, believes we should give “our creative imagination permission to be creative.” She liberates her imagination by working with repurposed materials: clothing gathered from thrift stores, bones remaining after a dinner. Taking Ollison as our inspiration, we will explore relationships between collections, place, and personal identity. Working with natural materials collected from Lynden’s vegetable and pollinator gardens, scraps of fabric, and bones, we’ll create wearable works that define our place in the world.

Collective Becoming
Thursday, January 16, 2020
9 am-2 pm
Registration is closed.
What stories, questions, and connections can emerge from a shared activity like cooking a meal or sewing together? Taking a lead from artist Lee Mingwei, and his Dining and Mending projects, we will design spaces for collective interactions. Outside, we will share favorite recipes and design a meal of local food that we’ll cook over a fire. In the studio, we’ll trade ripped or damaged clothing with a mending partner. As we mend these articles of clothing, we’ll learn about ourselves and each other by sharing stories about the clothes and how they were damaged.

The Secret Lives of Nonhumans
Please note: due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus we will be rescheduling this program for a later date.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
9 am-2 pm
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.

Registration, Fees & Policies

Enrollment is limited, please register early. Homeschool days are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

You will receive a confirmation via email with additional information.

Homeschool day fees include supplies. Save on registration by becoming a Lynden Sculpture Garden member.

Tuition Waivers
Lynden is committed to making its programs available to all. Need-based tuition waivers are available.Contact Jeremy Stepien at (414) 446-8481 or for an application form.

Refund Policy
There is a 20% administrative fee for all refunds issued up to 14 days prior to the day of the program. No refunds are made after that period.

Cancellation Policy
If a program is filled to capacity, or cancelled due to low enrollment (this will be determined 14 days prior to the day of the program), your registration fee will be refunded in full.

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