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  • ARTastic Saturday, 10 am-noon, 5-9 years old, $60/month ongoing

    Young children are natural artists. This class focuses on seeing and finding joy in artistic expression. Famous artists and their styles are introduced to children through experimenting and exploring. Children learn to discover and accept their own style while staying curious and learning new, bolder forms of media.

  • Drawing for Scaredy Cats, Tuesdays 6-8 pm, 13+ to adult, $100/5 weeks

    Your older teen can build confidence and gain deeper understanding whether starting in art from scratch or advancing an already-loved hobby. Miss Sharon uses humor and warm encouragement to deliver each progressive lesson.

  • Comprehensive Art, Thursdays 6-8 pm, 10+ years, $60/month ongoing

    This is a class which advances older children into more mature drawing techniques such as perspective, beginner portrait, and expanded media. Some art history is taught, along with the elements of art. We encourage an ongoing inner dialogue between good technique and authentic self expression, and engage students in conversation about their artistic thoughts and feelings.

  • Children’s Ceramics classes coming soon!

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Art gives your child a brain-boosting start every week. New findings in neuroscience are showing every time children engage in a new or complex activity, their brains create new connections between cells. Creating art stimulates communication between the left and right half of the brain. Recent MRI studies show that art can enhance memory, relieve stress, and improve cognitive function.

After first full price child, a discount of 15% applies to multiple siblings

Please note: Payment must accompany registration. One excused absence is allowed per month (per 4 weeks) to be made up. Unexcused or multiple absences will count against paid attendance.

More about our children’s instructors below.

Due to current technical difficulty with our online forms, please email with your name, address, phone number, and which class your child wishes to take. You may still use the PayPal link below to pay for this class, or use the PDF and mail a check. Thank you!

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Make checks payable to

Art Barn School of Art

695 N 400 East

Valparaiso, IN 46383

Sharon Angelina – Comprehensive Art for 10+,  Drawing for Scaredy Cats, Camps, Arty Parties

Sharon began at the Art Barn in 1998 as an art model and assistant to founder Jan Sullivan. In 2013 she began teaching the older children’s art classes and annual summer camps. Her varied career has led to certification in several fields, and she brings this knowledge to her teaching.

In autumn of 2016 Sharon became a resident at the Art Barn and joined the Board of Directors. Along with instructing, she is currently office manager and festival coordinator for the Art Blitz.

Alice Dickey – Saturday morning All Media Ages 5-9, Camps, Arty Parties

Alice is an artist and designer with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from PNC. She has worked extensively in local community theater teaching and directing children in acting, music, and expression. Alice enjoys working with children helping them “open their minds to the limitless possibilities of personal expression through art.” Alice lives with her husband and three children in Michigan City, Indiana.