Fun with Art and Horses: Experience Inside/Out Learning at Bright Horse Farm and Art Studio
We are your best source for creative learning in a farm setting! Our farm and art studios are located among the beautiful rolling hills of North Chatham County. We have cool breezes and shade in the summer and all weather facilities for year-round experiences, indoors and out. We provide a safe, structured environment to experience our special brand of Fun with Art and Horses. And, we are only minutes from Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Pittsboro (click here for regional map).
When we are challenged to move outside of our usual comfort zone, we experience feelings and beliefs that may have been locked inside us. Working with the horses and doing art both push most people outside of their comfort zone. Our professional staff has years of experience bringing individuals through challenge to successful outcomes in the pasture and in the studio. When we bring what is inside us out into the light of day, we learn and grow.
You may see groups of children grooming and playing games with horses, or youth and adults in leadership development workshops. Then, they go into the studio to find out that they really can draw, paint and create sculpture in clay. People of all ages have benefited from interacting with our horses. Art class participants find out about the joy of individual creativity in a non-competitive setting.
Turn at the Bright Horse sign at 1971 River Road and travel down the long country driveway – you’ll see our paddocks full of four-legged staff members. They don’t talk but they teach just as well as any person! Just beyond is our studio – chock full of materials to use for learning about art. Vision, leadership, courage and self-awareness are just a few of the values that can be experienced at Bright Horse. Click here for regional area map.
Cynthia McWilliams is your Bright Horse Equestrian and Facilities Manager.
Kim Greene is your Bright Horse Studio Art Director and Office Manager.
Jessica Long is Barn Manager.
Holly Culton is EAP/EAL Mental Health Professional.
Anna and Dana McWilliams are frequent peer tutors at Bright Horse Farm and Camps.
Zack Miller is your necessary assistant in all farm endeavors.