The Art Barn art gallery and school of art

 


Welcome to the Artbarn!

Established in 1977, Art Barn School of Art is a not for profit organization located on 69 acres of beautiful pastoral farmland in Jackson Township. The school is housed in a century old renovated barn, and the farmhouse is artist residence. Each season here inspires painters in oil, acrylic and watercolor, sculptors, photographers, and art lovers from all over the country. Works of local and national artists are on exhibit, and summer workshops are taught by nationally acclaimed professionals. Our ongoing schedule of events include yearly exhibitions, juried shows, classes, and workshops for all ages and levels of talent.


Calling for Volunteers and Artists!

Be an Art Barn Volunteer for the Art Blitz weekend, share your talents with the community and have a hay wagon full of fun! 

  Looking for volunteers who are….. *children’s art project assistants   *plein air painters    * weavers    *mini art class leaders    *face painters    *musical instrument makers    * recycled art project assistants    * fairy garden helpers    *drummers and music makers    * nature talks and trail leaders    *photographers    *greeters to direct attendees to activities   *help with parking cars and other onsite festival activities. 

With much gratitude we acknowledge the Porter County Community Foundation for the "Sparking the Arts" fund support for the Art Blitz

Contact us at 219-462-9009 (Art Barn phone/leave message if we are teaching a class) or email artbarnin@aol.com 

 


Special thanks to United Way for hosting a Day of Caring on August 4th and bringing community and businesses closer together! Thank you to the the volunteers who came out to the Art Barn to help us on our mission to renew and revitalize!


Monday Night Watercolor Classes

The basic beginner class is designed for those who have had little or no experience with painting and want to acquire basic watercolor techniques to create juicy, colorful compositions. Join us!

Class sessions are on a rotational basis.
Contact us for the next start date

Time:

6:30 pm–9:00 pm
 

Fee:

Cost $75 for 5 sessions, all materials included.

 

Call to register or click here.

Art Barn School of Art
695 North 400 East
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tel 219-462-9009

email: ARTBARNIN@AOL.COM


NEW! Tuesday Night
Drawing for Scaredy Cats

A class for anyone who thinks they can't draw.
You can!!

Drawing for Scaredy Cats will make a believer out of you! Instructor Susan Rosso has a gentle approach and an amazing way of helping anyone young or old learn to "see" and accurately represent a drawing on the page. $90 for 6 weeks, materials included.

Class sessions are on a rotational basis.
Contact us for the next start date

Time:

7:00 pm–9:00 pm
 

Fee:

Cost $90 for 6 sessions, all materials included.

Call to register or click here.

Art Barn School of Art
695 North 400 East
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tel 219-462-9009

email: ARTBARNIN@AOL.COM


2017 Workshop Schedule


August 22-24

Grace Haverty

Watercolor

 

 

October 9-12

Charlotte Wharton

Oil/Pastel


Saturday Morning - Children's Class
for ages 5 to 9
10:00am until noon.

Thursday - Children's Class
Thursday evening children's class ages 10 and up
6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Look forward to seeing everyone.

Call 219-462-9009
Email: ARTBARN@AOL.COM


The Art Barn is available for your special events!


 

Special Thanks to Our Generous Donors

John W. Anderson Foundation

 

Board of Directors

President

Sandy Appleby

Vice-President

Julia Holmaas

Secretary

 

Treasurer

Charles Kirkland

Board Members

Sharon Angelina
Denise Chigas Kirkland
James M. May
Joe Merrion

 


Photo View from Art Barn Window

Winter Scene of the Art Barn


Painting of View by Julia Holmaas


ART BARN SCHOOL OF ART
695 North 400 East
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tel 219-462-9009

email: ARTBARNIN@AOL.COM