Welcome to Lynden’s virtual hub. From this page, you will be able to navigate to tours of our collection and the temporary installations we have commissioned or that have been created by artists in residence.

Lynden’s education staff (Jeremy Stepien, Claudia Orjuela, and Anna Grosch) and our teachers-in-residence (Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday) are creating materials for families and teachers.

We will be releasing new materials every day or so, so check back often or join this list to receive alerts when new content is posted. We will be sending out weekly e-updates with links to new material.

While all of these materials are currently designed to use from home, when we reopen we hope they will prove useful on visits to the sculpture garden.

Lynden’s education staff and our teachers-in-residence have created these materials for families to use at home, in the yard, or perhaps on a short walk in the neighborhood. Please follow all local directives about staying at home and maintaining social distance.

Lynden’s education implementor, Anna Grosch, is out in the (virtual) field gathering information on the work teachers in our Innovative Educators Institute are doing to stay connected to their students during the COVID-19 health crisis. Teachers are using a variety of platforms to deliver prompts, spur inquiry, and create community. We hope you find inspiration, now and in the future, in these projects. And feel free to share your projects with Grosch: agrosch@lyndensculpturegarden.org
  • Artist at Work #1: LaNia Sproles
    Lynden is offering Artist at Work, a series of video diaries by artists who have participated in our school residencies. In them, each artist uses their own practice as a way to explore problem solving, cultural context, and the process of making. Feel free to share these videos with your students, or in your own lesson planning–and let us know what works!

    In this first video, LaNia Sproles introduces us to a painting she is making for her upcoming Nohl Fellowship exhibition at the Haggerty Museum of Art.

  • Resource of the Week
    Lynden’s teachers-in-residence, Sue Pezanoski Browne and Katie Hobday, are collaborating with our implementor, Anna Grosch, to share a Resource of the Week each Friday. Their first post will be on virtual teaching practices, and they invite you to complete this survey and to check back in on Friday to learn more.

  • Sue Pezanoski Browne: La Escuela Fratney Art Room
    Lynden teacher-in-residence and elementary art educator Sue Pezanoski Browne has created a blog for her K-5 art room at La Escuela Fratney. She is posting a steady stream of do-at-home projects, updates, and news.

  • Jenny Urbanek: Daily Art Challenge
    @downtownmontessori_art on Instagram and using #DMAartchallenge
    Art educator Jenny Urbanek has created a daily art challenge post on Instagram for her K-8 students at Downtown Montessori Academy. Urbanek has found an online platform that easily engages her students, allows for many interpretations of a broad concept or idea, and serves as an example for other teachers to engage with their own students. As Jenny says, “Never has there been a better time to sink deep into creativity. The next few weeks provide an opportunity to spend time making, creating, and learning (especially about art).”