WHO WE ARE
Here at Art Barn School of Art, we are a team made up of dedicated individuals who share the mission to bring quality art programs to our community and enrich their lives. We are made up of a committed board of directors, many of whom have been with Art Barn since its founding, devoted staff members and instructors, and many other faithful volunteers who have helped make Art Barn what it is today.
MEET THE TEAM
AMY DAVIS NAVARDAUSKAS
Amy 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 10 years. She brings nearly 15 years of marketing and fundraising experience to the role.
Board President Julia Holmaas states, “During this time of growth and transformation, there is no better person to lead the Art Barn than Amy. She 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.”
Ashley has a passion for the art community and has spent the last five years in various art organizations. While completing her undergraduate degree from Andrews University in Visual Art Education she taught at art museums and summer camps. After completing her degree she taught high school art for two years. She then began pursing her Master of Arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in Creative Buisness Leadership. While completing her masters degree she worked as an Events Assistant at Saugatuck Center for the Arts and as a freelance Art Director. She lives in Niles, MI with her husband, Daniel, and dog, Tukk.
Liz is a native of suburban Chicago and relocated to Northwest Indiana 6 years ago. Her studies include an emphasis in Psychology from UCCS in Colorado Springs, Colorado and an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Fox College in Tinley Park, Illinois.
After her career in the veterinary field as a Vet Tech she started in the office management area and most recently spent a little over 3 years as the Executive Assistant for the Mayor of Michigan City. In her free time she is an avid reader, and loves being outdoors hiking, fishing, or spending time with her two dogs Remy and Bear at the beach. Liz resides in Chesterton with her fiance` and daughter.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ANGELA G. GROTHAUS
SUSAN M. ARNOLD
BRIANA PETTY OLIVARES
Comprehensive Art, Drawing for Scaredy Cats, Wildcrafting Camp, Elements Camp
Ceramics for Kids, Ceramics for Teens
ARTastic Saturday, Dragons and Unicorns Camp
Introduction to Figure Drawing for Teens
Monday Night Watercolor
MARY ANN PALS
Painting with Pastels
SUZIE K. ROSSO
All Media, All Levels
Art for All Camp
Kids Clay Camp, Clay Camp
ART BARN MENAGERIE