Education Staff

Arts Barn staff assists our Director.


Youth Education Director: Lauren Anderson

In her own words…

The Arts Barn Kids Education DirectorThere is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. — Edward de Bono

“I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Art & Education from Kutztown University in 2008 and am certified to teach Studio Arts for grades 9-12 throughout the Columbia Union Conference.

I have worked as a Studio Art Teacher at Blue Mountain Academy for two years, and have been incredibly blessed working along side such amazing talent. As the quote goes “Some people dream of meeting their favorite artists… I teach mine.”

I am married to Mr. Incredible, AKA, Matthew Anderson, who is also the Cafeteria Director at Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg PA, we have two feisty young kids, Ian and Vivian, a fur baby, (English Lab) Slaggy, and last but not least, Fishy Gobble Crackers, our beta fish😉.

My philosophy on teaching art is, “Art is a process, it is a search, and art depends on questions more than answers. Therefore, I focus on learning that challenges creative thinking skills and builds on each persons natural gifts.”