Art & Horse Summer Camp


Join us in 2014 for Summer Camp*!  
We will again be facilitating a creative week producing artwork,
 as well as working with our therapy horses and learning basic horsemanship!  

Who:   Ages 7 through 17
Weekly sessions limited to 5-6 individuals

When:  Monday through Friday 8:30 - 2
Session Dates:  
May 19 - 23
June 16 - 20
July 7 - 11

Bring snack and sack lunch

Where:   North Fort Myers, Florida 

Cost:   $250 per individual
    Scholarships Available

    $50 non refundable registration fee
$150 must be paid 5 days prior to beginning date of camp
$50 due 1st day of camp


Each student will create art projects daily while being taught how to understand and appreciate art using Disciplined Based Art Education. Students will learn art aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and art production. Students will also learn horse handling skills and equine care taking every day. On Friday we will have an art and horse show where students can demonstrate what they've learned with the horses and show their artwork to parents and loved ones. 

Julie Shematz has over 15 years teaching Disciplined Based Art Education in private and public educational programs, including Purdue University.  Mrs. Shematz, a professional artist whose work has been shown around the world, studied Art Education K-12 at Purdue University and holds a Fine Arts degree from Indiana University/Herron School of Art.  Mrs. Shematz grew up riding ponies freestyle, is an experienced horse person, and interned as a mental health counselor through Florida Gulf Coast University with Dr. Sanda Wise, one of the leading psychologists in the world doing Equine Psychotherapy and Equine Facilitated/Assisted Learning for 3 months.  Mrs. Shematz is graduating in August 2013 with a Master of Arts degree from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Furthermore, Mrs. Shematz has completed the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop and skills test.  Her art and educational experience, and clinical background, make her an ideal instructor for this unique summer camp. 

Call (239) 939-9218 to register today.

*Art & Horse Camp is a fund raiser for the Programs and Services of Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries.