Art and More of Modesto 

Exercise your creativity, 

Explore the world of ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

. . . . . . AND MORE:  

Enjoy the FUN of horse riding, games and swimming!

Bed and Breakfast--Guest Ranch

Birthday Parties


NOTICE: Sorry for the inconvenience. For a few months we will not be available for parties as we are re-doing our yard. I am still doing horseback riding lessons and private and small group art lessons.

Offering one session of art camp for 2017, August 1-3. Click on Summer Day Camps above for info.

Creative Afternoon

Kids Art 

Do you need a place to encourage you, where you are allowed to get messy, or just to find time for your own artistic explorations? Then come join us in our art studio and see what you can create with our large selection of materials. Choose from chalk and oil pastels, poster paints, paper collage materials, recycled materials, natural materials, and papier mache. You choose your own materials with 90 minutes to build, paint or draw with the help of idea resources including an art library, videos, how-to books and an on-site artist to help you with inspiration. Ages 6 and up.

$15  4-5:30 pm

Reservations Required

Friday, June 9
Wednesday June 28


We offer private or group lessons for children and ADULTS in ART and HORSEBACK RIDING to fit your schedule. We also now offer overnight lodging! 

NOTICE: About May our yard will be torn apart with landscaping changes. We are not sure how long it will take to be back to a good venue for parties. For now, we will not plan to book any events until we can see the finish line. 

Horse and art lessons will not be affected!

 Also Available:  

More Links 

Girl Scout Art Badges, Art Lessons in Classrooms, Grand/Parent and Child Art, click here for more information: Year Around Art Lessons

   The Place for Fun and Relaxation

   Art Room * Sports Lawn * Barn * Fenced Riding Arenas * Swimming Pool * Playground 

Chicken Coop * Kennel Available * 

New games: Box Hockey, Miniature Golf and more!

Click Here to see projects created by our campers                  

Parent Comment: "I did want to share with you that whenever I mention a day camp to my kids they keep asking if they can go to yours.  They loved all the projects they did and getting to ride your horses. 
Thank you for providing such a wonderful opportunity for children.
Bethann W. (mother to Andrew and Katie)"  

I enjoy working with the Girl Scouts.  Call for special prices for non-profit organizations.i

We now provide lodging: Stay at Our Ranch

GIFT Recommendation: First Year of Marriage CalenDiary


More Information

Our ranchette is located near Sylvan and Roselle Avenues in Modesto.

   All activities are by appointment except scheduled day camps.   


Please call weekdays between 9 am and 5:30 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm     

Allergy Alert: Cats, dogs and other animals on premises. 

Day guests may not bring their own dogs on our grounds.

Facility Director

Owner/director, Cheryl Brown, has a Bachelor's Degree in art history and a Master's Degree in Art Education. She also majored in animal science for a year at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she took every horse class that was available, including English riding, horse husbandry, horse shoeing, and horse training. She also rode in the horse drill team, Hacienda Hi-Riders, which won ribbons for parades and was invited to the State Fair. She also served as a Jr. Counselor in the 4-H horse program.

Cheryl has over 15 years of teaching experience, plus several years camp experience through YMCA, Girl Scouts, and Christian church girls' camp.  See "Director's Background" (link is to the right on this page) for more information.

Cheryl Brown has also joined the Central California Art Association/Mistlin Gallery.  To see a calendar of classes offered for children and adults at the Mistlin Gallery, check out the CCAA website.