Art and More Day Camp 

in Modesto, CA, Facilities at a private ranchette 

Explore the world of ART . . . Exercise your creativity

AND MORE: Enjoy the FUN of horses, games and swimming!

Now you can also come stay with us as a GUEST RANCH!

Also offering Holiday and Summer Day Camps, and by Appointment, Private and Group Art Lessons, Girl Scout Art Badges, and Horseback Riding Lessons   

Birthday Parties are back! click

In addition, we provide private adult lessons in art and horseback riding according to your schedule, and the next working memory improvement class is September 29-November 3

Scroll down to see our Summer Calendar

If you would like to sponsor a child to attend Art and More summer FUN Days, please contact us at the information at the bottom of the page to donate.

Weekly drawings to win $50 to use at our sessions!   Enter to Win a Scholarship for our Kids Programs       Scholarship

Allergy Alert: Cats, dogs and other animals on premises. Guests may not bring their own dogs on our grounds.

    FUN Ranch Day Camps   

7th year at studio/ranchette near Enochs High

Arts and crafts with all materials provided. 

Plus Horse lessons and Swim options in  summer.

 Sign up early to reserve YOUR space.

Painting with PastelsARTS  

This fun project is called printmaking.

(see more projects created by our campers)

                         Horseback Riding 

  Towel Volleyball 




                                                     Fenced Pool Facility

Equine, Art and More

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Comment 5/20/11: "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)"

Summer 2014 Schedule

See more detail about daily activities by clicking on the links at the right.

ONE WEEK, 4 Hour Full Day Camp

ALERT! Change from JUly 14th to July 28th-Aug 1st

Includes 3-D Art projects, Horse Riding, Games, Swimming, and T-shirt.

July 28-Aug 1, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm  


3-DAY, 4 Hour Full Days of FUN

Arts and crafts, Horse Riding, Games and Swimming. 

July 29-31, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Click Here to learn more about Full Day Camps

August 6-8 Mural Painting Camp
If the Kickstarter campaign gets funded.
Check out the project and share it with friends:

               HORSE CAMP               

also known as
"Extended Group Horse FUN Lessons"

 Not just your typical one hour horse lesson! 
Gypsy and baby 

< Pico, our colt, will soon be two years old and is almost as tall as his mom! Born May 14, 2013

We have had a great response to this new choice in camp FUN days.  Experience grooming, bathing and caring for a horse, equipment and barn, plus group riding lessons each day.  Take breaks during the day with games or cooling off with a swim on hot summer days, and you have a child's dream FUN day!

$50/day with a limit of 3 participants per staff member

Aug 4-5, 10 am - 1:30 pm  

If you have a child who thinks they want a horse, now is your chance for them to learn what is involved. 

Click here for more information.

                          PRICE  NOTE:                         
For all sessions there is a $20 once-per-year registration fee per child  (valid for all Art and More lessons and activities)

10% sibling discount available for full days

    SIGN UP   

Go to the Enrollment page and follow the directions.

                       Additional Options                      

I have a few tentative days set aside if there are enough students to need more camp or horse sessions: July 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9.  I also am willing to schedule private FUN days if you would like to schedule with only your own friends (minimum of 6 students) on any of those dates or others. Email to check my schedule.

 3-5 Year Old Art/Play Day 

I have had requests for younger children and will create some days if I get enough interest.  Call and let me know if you would like to get a group together. This can be scheduled/taught at the Mistlin Gallery if you prefer.

   School Year Activities   

Learn more about the options for FUN days during the school year:

FUN Creativity (click here)--School Year, Girl Scouts, Home School--Holiday FUN Days (click here)

Optional dates and flexible times can be scheduled personally by individuals and groups (see "FUN Creativity" for options and pricing).

  Art Project Fridays  

Email if you are interested and we will schedule some dates at the Mistlin Gallery.

Come learn to make a special project, such as sand candles, tooled metal, handmade paper, wood burning, and more. Class will be 1-1/2 hours (3:30-5 pm) for $12.

Pictures and details will be posted as dates are confirmed.

Saturday Equine, Art and More FUN Days

During the School Year with games and art (no Swimming)  

10 am to 1:30 pm  $45

Email if you are interested. 

                 MISTLIN ART GALLERY                  

Check out the courses taught at the Mistlin Gallery in partnership with Modesto City Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods:

For adults, I will be teaching in June and July:

Use it or lose It! This class will give you opportunities to 
challenge your brain through new experiences. Learning 
new skills is necessary to stimulate your brain, while visual 
and artistic exercises improve cognition. Don’t forget to 
register! :) $3 materials fee paid to teacher at class.
INSTRUCTOR: Central California Art Association
LOCATION: Mistlin Gallery , 1015 J Street
#54056 18+ yrs 6 sessions/$50
Jun 23-Jul 28 Mon, 1:30-3 pm

For the young children, July 21-25 is a week of Kindergarten art camp from 10-11:30 for ages 4-6 that I will be teaching along with artist Susan Kelleher at the Mistlin Gallery. Only $50 for the entire week! 

Bring the little ones and join the art teaching staff at 
Mistlin Gallery in a pre-K and Kindergarten age art 
class. Age appropriate, hands-on art activities will help 
your little ones get ready to start the school year with 
creativity and excitement. Students will learn how to 
focus, develop fine motor skills, and follow through 
on beautiful, inspired pieces of art. Supplies included. 
Scholarships available through Mistlin Gallery 209-247-
2626 or email
INSTRUCTOR: Central California Art Association
LOCATION: Mistlin Gallery , 1015 J Street
#54153 4-6 yrs 5 sessions/$50
Jul 21-25 Mon-Fri, 10 am-11:30 am

Sign up for these classes through City Parks and Recreation, 577-5344 or  Parking in the garage is free with validation at the gallery.  

The following can also be scheduled privately at the Mistlin Gallery with an extra 20% fee:
  • Parent & Young Child Art Time for pre-schoolers and early grades 
  • After-school focused art projects for ages 6-8 or 9-12
  • Private lessons
  • Girl Scouts
  • Home School

Check out our schedule. Clink on the event to see more details:




Horse FUN Days LINK

                           Holiday FUN Days  LINK                           

School-Year FUN Creativity LINK

FUN Creativity during the School Year:

  • Home School and Charter School academic art lessons

I also enjoy working with the Girl Scouts.  Check out the after-school group prices at FUN Creativity.kid's camp day camp  lessons 

                                           More Information                                         

Facility is located near Sylvan and Roselle Avenues in Modesto.

Call for enrollment forms or download a form through the link to the right of this page. 

Previous campers have returned multiple times--references are available.

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 education committee at the Central California Art Association/Mistlin Gallery.  To see a calendar of classes offered for children and adults at the Mistlin Gallery, click here or check out the CCAA education website at