Art Drop-In with Jeremy Stepien

Lynden’s Jeremy Stepien shares age-appropriate projects each week. If you are interested in a more participatory experience, contact Jeremy about joining Lynden’s Google Classroom. Art Drop-In has ended for the season, but Jeremy continues to maintain the Google Classroom for participants to share their work.

Available Projects

Shadow Drawing and Compost Sculpture

This week, Jeremy uses Gary John Gresl’s Body Farm at Lynden as his inspiration.

3/25/2020: Shadow Drawing (ages 11 and up)
A drawing project (with a writing prompt) that encourages collaboration with nature by using the shadows created by the light coming in your window. Click here to view or download the project.

3/26/2020: Compost Sculpture (ages 6 and up)
A project that challenges the idea of sculpture as static object by using dynamic natural materials. Click here to view or download the project.

Place, Space & History and Heal, Repair

This week, Jeremy continues to create lessons using Lynden resources: Paul Druecke’s Garden Path and Rosemary Ollison’s Prosperity in a Million Scraps.

4/1/2020: Place, Space & History (ages 11 and up)
Get to know your spaces and places–your home and neighborhood–by exploring their hidden histories. Click here to view or download the project.

4/2/2020: Heal, Repair (ages 6 and up) The natural world offers many examples of healing and repair. What can we learn from mending a broken object? Click here to view or download the project.

Deconstructed Postcards and Cabinet of Curiosities

This week, Jeremy takes a closer at Folayemi Wilson’s installation, Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, and at the gallery exhibition that accompanied its unveiling.

4/8/2020: Deconstructed Postcards (ages 11 and up)
How do we choose to represent the places we live? How can we alter popular images from the past to reflect our current view? Click here to view or download the project.

4/9/2020: Cabinet of Curiosities (ages 6 and up)
Folayemi Wilson constructed a life-sized cabinet of curiosities for an imaginary enslaved woman in Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities. Make a cabinet of curiosities that uses a collection of objects to tell a story about your own memories, feelings, and dreams. Click here to view or download the project.

Interview a Non-Human and Reclaiming Waste

This week, Jeremy uses Yevgeniya Kaganovich’s projects at Lynden, Divergent Fates and grow, as his inspiration.

4/15/2020: Interview a Non-Human (ages 11 and up)
A drawing and writing project for fans of speculative fiction that asks us to imagine the life of an object as it would imagine it. Click here to view or download the project.

4/16/2020: Reclaiming Waste (ages 6 and up)
Using a simple circle loom, and our imaginations, we will transform reclaimed plastic bags into works of art. Click here to view or download the project.

George Rickey: Peristyle – Three Lines

4/23/2020: George Rickey: Peristyle – Three Lines
We begin to explore Lynden’s permanent sculpture collection by taking a look at the mechanics of George Rickey’s kinetic sculptures. While you may not be able to observe Peristyle – Three Lines IRL for a bit, you can still use the same principles of physics to build a kinetic sculpture at home. This project may require some parental assistance for younger children. Click here to view or download the project.

George Sugarman: Trio

4/30/2020: George Sugarman: Trio
Jeremy and Claudia continue to look at different works in Lynden’s sculpture collection. This week they explore the intersection of art and nature in George Sugarman’s TrioClick here to view or download the project.

5/14/2020:  Deborah Butterfield: Hara
For their final project of the spring Art Drop-In session, Jeremy and Claudia look the use of repurposed and recycled materials in Deborah Butterfield’s Hara. Click here to view or download the project.