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2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 446-8794
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The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers a unique experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers tours of the newly-renovated house, grounds and sculpture, performances, entertainment, and activities for the entire family.

Located on the private estate of the late Harry Lynde and Peg Bradley, the art is part of the Bradleys' private collection.
 
Upcoming events

April 29, 2015
Weekly Art Drop-In

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. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

May 2, 2015
Bonsai for Parents & Children

A Workshop with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society Register online now. Fee: $60/ $55 members of Lynden or the Milwaukee Bonsai Society. This is the price for an adult/child pair, and includes one tree to take home. Children should be in grades 1-5. Registration: Space is limited, advance registration required. If you prefer to register by phone, call 414-446-8794. At Lynden, we think of bonsai as one of the most intriguing intersections of art and nature. This is why we have previously joined with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society to host some of their exhibitions and informal showings of bonsai. We are delighted to be able to offer a series of hands-on workshops that will introduce children and teens to the art of bonsai. A bonsai is a living sculpture, changing from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Creating and caring for a bonsai combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture; it develops an appreciation for the world of trees and the world of three-dimensional artmaking. In this hands-on workshop, you and your child will learn the basic principals and techniques of bonsai design, creating your very own bonsai from tropical material and transplanting it into a ceramic bonsai container. The Milwaukee Bonsai Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals in their efforts to increase their knowledge and skills in the art of bonsai.

May 6, 2015
Weekly Art Drop-In

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. Watch for occasional outdoor artmaking days, too.

May 10, 2015
Mother's Day Silk Scarf Painting

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino Register online now. Fee: $85/ $75 members (all materials included) Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. Grab your mother and bring her along for this daylong workshop that will explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to pre-hemmed silk scarves. From simple techniques such as tie-dyeing, resist and salt, to interesting ways to make marks, we’ll let ourselves be inspired by the wonderful art and nature surrounding us at Lynden. Each student will create three wearable and uniquely painted scarves using this centuries-old painting form. No experience (or mother) required, and all materials supplied. Remember: using dyes can be messy. We'll supply you with an apron, but please wear clothes that you don't mind getting stained. Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting. 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.

May 11, 2015
Ceramic Handbuilding: Porcelain Bowls

A Workshop with Linda Wervey Vitamvas Register online now. Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included). Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. To register by phone, call 414-446-8794. You may also be interested in Ceramic Handbuilding: Porcelain Vases with Linda Wervey Vitamvas, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Working in clay is deeply satisfying, and making pottery allows one to explore aesthetics and function simultaneously. In this workshop we will take the bowl from start to finish, using porcelain as our clay material. We will learn three simple techniques: coiling, pinching, and using a slump mold. To finish, we will embellish our three bowl forms with surface decoration using texturing techniques and brushwork. The pots will then be fired with a clear glaze to protect the surface and make them functional. 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. You will need to return at a later date to pick up your pots. About Linda Wervey Vitamvas Linda Wervey Vitamvas earned her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and practiced psychiatric, obstetrical and surgical nursing before returning to UWM for her M.F.A. Vitamvas has won awards in the 2009 Wisconsin Biennial, Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, and the 2005 and 2010 Kohler Eight Counties exhibitions. Her work has been featured in the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend and at the Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery in Madison. She has also exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Villa Terrace Decorative Art Museum as well as in ceramic arts exhibitions nationally. Linda Wervey Vitamvas has been an artist-in-residence at the Lynden Sculpture Garden; you may read more about her residency at our website.



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