Explore,  Create,  Relax

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Explore,   Create,   Relax

Explore,   Create,   Relax

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.”

Holidays at the Art Barn

Christmas Card Paint Along, Mon. Dec. 17, 6:30-9 pm

Paint your own Christmas cards with watercolor instructor Julia Holmaas, one night only. Both beginners and advanced students welcome. $20 per person. Register below, pre-registration with payment is required, class size is limited Click here to learn more

Ornament Parties, December 15 or 22, 2-5 pm, – Make up to 7 unique ornaments, Children $35, accompanying adult free  Click here to learn more

Whole Kids Workshop, January 4, 2-5 pm- Give your tween or teen a positive start to the new year,  $35 for children 10 and older  Click here to learn more

The Art of Plantifying Your Life, 

5 weeks starting Jan 30, 2019 with Food for Life instructor Allison Michna. Recover from the holidays and make a fresh start by learning how to prepare delicious, fresh food! Click here to learn more

Special Theatrical Presentation of A Christmas Carol

A one man adaptation by Storyteller Grant Fitch

Saturday, December 15, 7:00, 2018

Tickets are on sale here or at the door – $10 adults, $5 children under 12 

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3617881

         

December 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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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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  • Life Drawing
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  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+
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  • Open Studio
  • Arty Party (private)
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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
11
  • Open Studio
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  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+
14
  • Open Studio
15
  • Children's Class 5-9yrs.
  • Ornament Party
16
  • Unity in the Dunes Service
17
  • Homeschool Mondays 7-11 yrs.
  • Homeschool Mondays 12-18 yrs.
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  • Open Studio
19
20
  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+
21
  • Open Studio
22
  • Children's Class 5-9yrs.
  • Ornament Party
23
  • Unity in the Dunes Service
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27
  • Suzie Rosso All Media
  • Comprehensive Art 10 yrs.+
28
  • Open Studio
29
  • Children's Class 5-9yrs.
30
  • Unity in the Dunes Service
31

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