Art Barn classes, workshops Spring, summer classes for both adults and children

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on April 21, 2021 with No Comments

The Art Barn School of Art in Valparaiso has announced its line-up of classes and summer workshops. Included in the calendar are programs for both, adults and children, as well as the 27th anniversary of the organization’s annual juried art show.

Weekly classes for adults consist of watercolor instruction, an all-media class for all levels, open studio times, and ceramics. Classes are offered for children and teenagers and span a variety of media.

Summer workshops for the year include multi-day events in paper making, drawing, and an all-media class that encourages students to release their art inhibitions. Workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. and include lunch. Students are instructed by artists who travel from various parts of the U.S. and are well-known in their respective media.

And summer isn’t just for adults; seven different kids’ summer camps are offered in June and July for all school-age children. The 2021 children’s art camp dates are June 14-18, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, and July 19-30.  The camps feature a different theme for each session and are open to young people ages 5-18.

Upcoming adult workshops are as follows:

• Painting with Pastels, June 23 start for Beginners

• Thursday Morning All Media, All Levels

For a complete list of classes offered at the Art Barn or to sign up, visit the Art Barn on Facebook or its website at

The Art Barn School of Art is located at 695 N. 400 E. in Valparaiso. The phone number is 219-462-9009.




Annual Juried Exhibition

The Art Barn School of Art’s annual juried exhibition runs May 15 to July 8. For more than two decades, artists across several counties and states have been entering this juried exhibition each May. The award reception will be held June 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. awards will be announced at 7:00 p.m. The Art Barn School of Art is located at 695 N. 400 E., Valparaiso. Call 219-462-9009 for more details.


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 2021, we continue to enrich our community with excellence in art education.

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


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