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Linda Shantz

I’ve been fortunate enough to make a career out of caring for horses. As a teenager, it was assumed I’d pursue veterinary medicine, but instead I ran off to join the circus, opting for hands-on education in the Thoroughbred racing industry. I’ve been blessed with some incredible mentors who helped shape my skills and passion. For the past fifteen years, I’ve operated my own layup facility, covering all aspects of the racehorse life cycle: breeding, broodmare and foal management; breaking and training; rehabilitation; retraining and rehoming after retirement. In a brief attempt to behave like a sane person, I obtained a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals from the University of Guelph, and on the other side of my brain, I’m a professional equine artist. When I’m not at the barn or the easel, I’m working with my two off-track Thoroughbreds, with aspirations to event before I die.

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About this course

What is a pARTy? 

It's simple - it's where we get together online and create ART.

 Every week, you  will be given a photo from which to create, with the result up to the individual. 

After creating your artwork, share it with the class, and we'll come together in this virtual space to chat about our experience. 

The course is open to all skill levels, no matter if you think you can't draw a stick person, to a talented educated you  looking for a change of pace. 

It's up to you what size, medium, style, and so on, you use – there is no wrong. 

This course is not about formal instruction - it's about playing, trying new things, and enjoying the horse as art.

If you want to have a fun, educational, creative experience with horse minded people you want to sign up!