Homeschool Days at the Lynden Sculpture Garden

In 2018-2019, the Lynden Sculpture Garden will offer three Homeschool Days for children aged 6-15. Designed by art educator Jeremy Stepien and naturalist Naomi Cobb, 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. Two workshop activities are offered each day, one focusing on three-dimensional artmaking and the other on the natural environment. Participants are divided by age, and switch between the appropriate two-hour workshops with a lunch break at midday.

Questions?
Jeremy Stepien, Director of Education
jstepien@lyndensculpturegarden.org
(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.

2018-2019 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

Register online now.

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Reclaiming Spaces

Thursday, November 15, 2018

9 am-2 pm
Registration is closed.
How do we understand the spaces we inhabit every day: our homes, communities, natural environments? What histories, memories, and identities shaped these places and how we understand them today? We’ll look for answers to these questions in the work of artists John Grade, Juliana Santacruz Herrera, and Jan Vormann as we uncover, re-narrate, or restore place. In the studio we’ll create colorful felt sheets that we’ll take outside, along with yarn and string, to repair the worn or weathered spaces we find as we meander through the grounds.

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Collecting
Thursday, January 17, 2019
9 am-2 pm
Collecting is all around us at Lynden: the monumental sculptures and many of the trees, for example, were collected and brought here. Each time we encounter the sculpture garden we collect observations, insights—sometimes objects--and memories. Collecting can be a method of inquiry and a creative process. We will examine the purpose of collecting, explore collecting techniques and methods, and build wooden boxes to house our personal collections.

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Entanglement
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9 am-2 pm
Entanglement could be defined as the interconnectedness among materials, people, animals, plants, and objects. We’ll become entangled with Lynden’s large, architectural sculptures as we experience them through movement, writing, and drawing, reacting to these works as objects and to the environments in which they’re placed. In the studio, we’ll transform these experiments into a series of layered works. We’ll print images over writings and we will silk-screen mono-prints that map our movements.

Register online now.


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