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New director brings over 14 years of marketing & fundraising experience

The Art Barn School of Art board of directors is pleased to announce that it has named Amy Davis Navardauskas as executive director.  Mrs. Navardauskas is an established artist in Northwest Indiana and previously served on the leadership team of Lubeznik Center for the Arts, in Michigan City, where she served as the marketing director for ten years. Overall, she brings fourteen plus years of marketing and fundraising experience.
“During this time of growth and transformation, there is no better person to lead the Art Barn than Amy Davis Navardauskas,” said Julia Holmaas, president of the Art Barn board. “Amy is a proven leader with the skills and vision to continue Art Barn’s 40-year history of providing art education and promoting the arts in the Region.”

What’s Coming Up

Monday Night Watercolor – upcoming 5 week series, Jan 14 through Feb 11, 2019 6:30 – 9 pm, Click here to learn more or register  Next Series is Advanced Beginner, Feb 18 – March 18 registrations accepted for that series now

Victorian Valentine Workshop and Tea Party,  Feb. 9, 1-4 pm, 2019,  Children $35/child, accompanying adult free. Bring your little sweetheart for a quiet day of quaint vintage Valentine crafts. Enjoy a real tea party complete with china, cucumber sandwiches, and cakes. Cards, decorations, paper flowers, and decoupage are just a few of the delights in store. Click here to register

         

January 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Life Drawing
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  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • NEW Open Studio
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+
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  • Open Studio
  • Whole Kids Workshop
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  • Children's Class 5-9yrs.
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  • Unity in the Dunes Service
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  • Homeschool Mondays 7-11 yrs.
  • Homeschool Mondays 12-18 yrs.
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  • Open Studio
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  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • NEW Open Studio
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+
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  • Children's Class 5-9yrs.
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  • Unity in the Dunes Service
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  • Homeschool Mondays 7-11 yrs.
  • Homeschool Mondays 12-18 yrs.
  • Watercolor
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  • Open Studio
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  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • NEW Open Studio
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+
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  • Children's Class 5-9yrs.
  • Geocache adventure site - Art Barn Blessing
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  • Unity in the Dunes Service
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  • Homeschool Mondays 7-11 yrs.
  • Volunteer Day - Basement Clean Up
  • Homeschool Mondays 12-18 yrs.
  • Watercolor
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  • Volunteer Day - Basement Clean Up
  • Open Studio
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  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • NEW Open Studio
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+
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  • Children's Class 5-9yrs.
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  • Unity in the Dunes Service
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  • Homeschool Mondays 7-11 yrs.
  • Homeschool Mondays 12-18 yrs.
  • Watercolor
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  • Open Studio
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  • Art of Plantifying Your Life
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  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • NEW Open Studio
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+

Our Mission

The Art Barn School of Art is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and conducts visual arts education classes and activities. The Art Barn develops a foundation in artistic expression for children and adults and nurtures their love of art in a unique, rural, creative environment. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a vital, financially stable, community-based organization, recognized as a quality forum for people to come together to celebrate art and nurture their artistic endeavors.

Who We Are

School, Gallery, Venue, Farm

The Art Barn has something for everyone. We offer year round classes and workshops for all ages, including open studio time. Each season brings new events, from the spring Juried Exhibition and Children’s Exhibit, to the autumn Art Blitz. Our main classroom and gallery comfortably seats 50 or more and is a perfect venue for small weddings and intimate parties.

The Art Barn School of Art was founded in the 1970’s by the much loved artist and teacher Janet Sullivan (1920-2016). Located on 69 acres of beautiful pastoral farmland in Jackson Township, the school is a century old renovated barn, and the farmhouse is artist residence. We are also home to chickens and other livestock, including our sweet mini horse, Bunny.

As we move into 2019, we continue to enrich our community with excellence in art education. Click here to stay up to date.

Come explore, create, relax, and let yourself wander in mind and body.

Board of Directors

Julia Holmaas, President

Charles Kirkland, Vice President and Treasurer

Sandy Appleby, Secretary

Denise Kirkland

James May

Matt Stefankiewicz

Sharon Angelina

Joe Merrion

Executive Director

Amy Davis Navardauskas