Art Barn consigned 46 pieces of our legacy collection for auction with Susanin’s. The Home Decor Auction #248 was held in January and is now over: upcoming Fine Art Auction #251 contains the 7 remaining pieces which are considered to have the highest values.
The 2nd and final auction will take place on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Purchases of artwork from these auctions will provide a legacy for growth for the Art Barn.
The remaining pieces consigned for this auction represent years of friendship between Jan Sullivan and other artists. They are works bought by Jan to support visiting artists giving classes or workshops at the Art Barn or to encourage emerging artists. Friends Ann Templeton (above) and Norman LaLiberte conducted workshops or classes at the Art Barn. Artists such as Charles Vickery became familiar to Jan Sullivan when they attended classes or entered exhibitions.
While bidders may view and place absentee bids through Susanin’s, Live Auctioneers is the platform to be used if a bidder would like to bid in real time on the day of the auction. Register with liveauctioneers in order to follow the auction and to bid. Make sure to register ahead of the auction so you are all set and ready to go day-of.
Art Barn’s sizable collection serves us as an investment strategy by our founder. Purchases of artwork from these auctions will provide a legacy for growth as we strategically expand our programming and community reach.
Guest Artist Workshops
Intensive workshops give artists the chance to learn a new skill or enhance their practice. While creating one can easily immerse themselves in endless sources of inspiration. Our guest artists are all skilled in their craft and teaching skills. Come and create together and enjoy an artist's retreat!
March 25-27, 1-4pm CDT
Starts are fun, finishes more difficult. In this follow up virtual workshop, students will focus on finishing paintings and design. Learn with Pat, as she discusses the possibilities for each of her many starts. Watch her totally change a painting using acrylic paints, add more inks or water colors to a start or end up cropping. Leave with renewed vigor and ways to finish your starts.
May 21-23, Fri. 2-4pm, Sat & Sun 9am-3pm CDT
Join us for this 3-day papermaking adventure of creating paper from plants that surround you. From farming by-product to locally wild gathered plants, understand the process of turning plant cellulose into fine sheets of paper. Participate in a community field hike around Art Barn on Friday 2-4pm where we will identify and harvest plant species and follow-up with processing plant material on Saturday and making sheets of paper on Sunday. Ages 18+
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
$55/3 weeks or $20 Drop-in
Children ages 5-9 will learn basic skills using a variety of media with instructor Alice Dickey. This class focuses on seeing and finding joy in artistic expression. Each class will explore a different theme. The session one themes are Unicorns & Dragons, Clovers & Charms, and Grumpy Cats & Glitter. Techniques will include drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, and more. Children will learn to discover and accept their own style while staying curious and learning new forms of media. All supplies included.
Students ages 15-18 will work on a variety of drawing problems to further their understanding of the visual language of both abstract design and representational drawing. Gestural studies, artistic anatomy lessons, master copies, and inventive still life set ups will provide the source material for learning. Students looking to hone their skills and further develop their creative process will benefit as well as those putting together a portfolio for college admissions. All supplies included.
Saturdays, 10 am-noon
Apr 3-May 8
Younger children (ages 5-9) will learn the basic techniques of hand-building with clay, including pinch pot, coil, and slab construction methods in a fun and caring environment. Instructor Betsy Barger will guide students to complete glaze-fired masterpieces. No experience with clay necessary. Come prepared to get dirty hands and have fun!
Apr 3-May 8 $179/6wk session
Burgeoning teens (ages 10-13) will learn the basic techniques of hand-building with clay, including pinch pot, coil, and slab construction methods in a fun and caring environment. Instructor Betsy Barger will guide students to complete glaze-fired masterpieces. No experience with clay necessary. Come prepared to get dirty hands and have fun!
Everyone's a photographer! Many are using their cell phones as their primary camera. Participants will learn cell phone camera settings as well as basic composition and lighting techniques that will help boost creativity. Even if you're not on social media, instructor Deb Armstrong will provide a few tips and techniques that will turn your snapshots into wonderful images that you will want to share. Bring your phone! Ages 18+
Registration is limited in order to keep our students safe and healthy.
Art Barn takes everyone's health and safety seriously and we have measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which include extra cleaning/disinfecting procedures, screening, social distancing and face covering requirements. We are committed to providing a safe environment for our students, visitors, volunteers and staff. View Safety Measures
Families encouraged to apply for scholarships (students age 5-18)
EXHIBITS & EVENTS
Art Barn Student Exhibition | Through March 11
This exhibition is comprised of artwork made by students of the Art Barn. Adult and children students that have attended a class or a workshop in person or virtually in 2019 and/or 2020 were eligible to participate. This exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, glasswork, and more.
These works will be on display during gallery hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
"Sunflower" by Judy Davis (pastel) during All Levels All Media with Suzie Rosso on Thursdays 10:00-noon.
ABOUT ART BARN SCHOOL OF ART
Art Barn School of Art, housed in a century old renovated barn, is dedicated to fostering the love of art for artists of all ages and abilities in its unique 69-acre environment in Porter County, IN. The Art Barn offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults and is a venue for performing arts and weddings. In the Spring, the Art Barn walls fill floor to ceiling for the annual juried art exhibition (with a 27-year history). In September Art Barn hosts its annual outdoor Art Blitz which engages visitors in art-making, demonstrations and fun for the whole family.