Maureen Doherty is the owner of Black Horse Art School and Studio and she has been a Spalding Fly Predator customer for the last several years. Maureen instructs art classes to children of all ages as well as running a series of camps. Her most popular camp is the Summer Art & Horse Camp.
About Summer Art & Horse Camp
Each day at Camp students explore a different medium and create a beautiful piece of quality artwork that will be professionally finished and ready to hang. The paintings are on gallery style canvases, wood, and plexiglass using acrylics and many mixed mediums.
Campers enjoy a daily lunch break around the campfire. After lunch is horse time where students learn natural horsemanship techniques. They learn the how and why a horse thinks the way they do. This lays the foundation for a better lifelong relationship with horses.
Students groom the horses together, learn horse care, how to properly lead a horse, and how to keep safe on the ground. Students then learn natural balance riding and how you to communicate to horses through body language. The kids will learn and try a variety of riding styles. At the end the week long camp there is a riding demonstration and art show.
Background Maureen Doherty
Before becoming an urban rancher and mother of three, Maureen worked for many years as a commercial artist. She has experience with product illustration, full color tabloid illustration, commercial photography, and commercial illustration. Maureen is a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle, and also studied education and nutrition at CWU.
She is very passionate about art and teaching and loves when people find their creative style.
In the 2008 Equine Art show, the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Emerald Downs awarded Maureen with a first place Vivian F. McMurray award for her art titled “Kai.” She has received several awards in juried art shows with the Bellevue Art Museum, including first place for the drawing titled “Hide and Seek”.
Go to the Black Horse Art School and Studio website!