Call/Text: 985-373-0468   email:    Mail: 234 SE Railroad Ave, Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Welcome to The Barn!
The Big Red Barn Creative Arts Center offers activities, classes, and
events for children of all ages. Started in 2009, the center's main focus
is to nurture young imaginations and provide children with a fun place
to learn, create, and play.

Oddly enough, The Big Red Barn isn't a barn at all! It takes its name
from its original location on Weinberger Road. At The Big Red Barn,
children are encouraged to get their hands messy, to not worry about
getting paint on the table, and to make their art as individual as they are.

Some of our offerings include: Paint & Play Mom's Day Out, Art
Explorers Art Class, Sew Sweet Sewing Class, Starry Artsy Kids' Night
Out, Imagine! Summer Art Camp, Saturday Art Camps, Birthday
Parties, and more. Check out our upcoming events

Students enrolled in
art classes at The Big Red Barn participate in our
Show & Share Kids' Art Fair, offered in conjunction with Ponchatoula
Trade Days in the Spring and Fall. Participating in the fair gives young
artists the opportunity to present their work to friends, family, and the
community, and provides the artists with a great feeling of pride and
ownership. Be sure to stop by and check it out during Trade Days!

The Big Red Barn is run by Melissa Durel-Porter, who has worked
with children in a variety of settings for over 20 years. For more
information, please browse our website, "Like" us on Facebook, or
call/text Melissa Durel-Porter at 985-373-0468. To learn about new
classes and events, join our mailing list (on right). You may also email We look forward to seeing you soon!
Keep& Online Calendar

We are always accepting new students!
here to view our schedule.