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Workshops Overview


2022 Art of the Cowgirl

Queen Creek, Arizona

Join us the week of Art of the Cowgirl for an exclusive opportunity to participate in workshops with Master Artists and Presenters.

Art of the Cowgirl’s mission is to create a space for learning and collaboration. These workshops are designed to provide a unique opportunity to work side by side and learn from some of the best in the industry.  

Each workshop is structured differently and priced accordingly. Partial proceeds from the workshops will go towards our Fellowship Program. 

Silversmith Workshop with Amy Raymond and Jill Latno-Yamate

January 19-20, 2022


*Limited to 12 Students*

This class will be set up for all levels of students including but not limited to beginners that want to learn new techniques. 

The goal of this class is to set up our students with the skills to go home and build detailed pieces comfortably with the fabrication skills acquired in this class. Each student will learn fabrication and overlay techniques to utilize in their daily work, and will take home a curved bar necklace in sterling and a toothpick made in the class over the course of two days. Jill and I both love what we do and sharing makes it better. We are really excited to meet everyone and help them. We plan on having fun the whole time too.

We will go over soldering, sawing, forming, turquoise, setting turquoise stones, overlays, fabrication skills, talking about tools needed, using a press with a pancake die and what you need to get your own studio started.

All materials and tools provided. Please bring a pad and pencil to take some notes.

Date and Times: Wednesday January 19th starts 9am to 5pm and Thursday January 20th from 9am to 5pm

Location: To Be Announced
Main Event: Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center
Queen Creek Arizona

Western Writer’s Workshop with Joni Harms and Olivia Harms

 Music- Short Story- Poetry

January 20-21, 2022


*Limit to 10 Students*

Wield your pen, strum your strings, rhyme your rhythm and round up your words for Art of the Cowgirl 2022.

This workshop will run on Thursday and Friday, half day sessions each day. 

Workshop attendees are also eligible to sign up to present on the Art of the Cowgirl stage during open mic hosted by Ken Jones. If you are a writer, singer, poet, or just a lover of words this class is sure to inspire and challenge you to try new things and appreciate the gift of language. All experience levels welcome.

This workshop is $275 and includes a ticket into Art of the Cowgirl January 19th-23rd as well as the option to perform on the Art of the Cowgirl Stage.

Chink Building Class with Chelsea Sazama

January 19-20, 2022


*Limited to 8 students*

This class will cover how to take measurements to build a custom-fitting set of chinks; pattern drawing; types of leather that are good for different styles of chinks/chaps; parts of hides, cutting out and stamping yokes, hand-sewing and machine sewing techniques; fringe cutting; riveting; and more. All necessary leather, buckles, hardware, and tools will be provided. 

Rawhide Braiding- Make a Bosal with Teresa and Bill Black

January 19-21


*Limit to 10 Students*

Spend three days during the Art of the Cowgirl event braiding a two rein bosal with Bill and Teresa Black. All materials provided. Some basic knowledge of tying Spanish ring knots is helpful. 

Participants will braid a 8 braid bosal body with rawhide and a 24 braid nose button with kangaroo leather. You will have a bosal to take home after the workshop!

Videography Workshop with Natalie McFarland

January 19-20, 2022


*Limit to 8 Students*

Natalie McFarland, owner of McFarland Productions, will help walk you through a plan to shoot to edit to delivery process for this Art of the Cowgirl exclusive videography course. Each student will get the opportunity to film and produce their own short highlight reel for an assigned topic during the course. Films will be featured by Art of the Cowgirl on their social media channels.

Day 1 will start in the classroom, with an overview of equipment, common scenarios, and a workflow before you shoot. You will work through planning your video, then do some shooting practice before heading out to start filming your assigned topics. Day 2 will include post-show workflow, and video processing. Gain technical understanding of video production, plan for a shoot, further your in camera shooting skills, learn about data management, and produce a finished short film in this exclusive 2 day course with Natalie McFarland. Natalie will not be offering any more videography courses in 2021. This is an Art of the Cowgirl exclusive course. And, get the chance to be featured on Art of the Cowgirl’s social media channels with your new short film.   

Suggested equipment list: DSLR, Mirrorless, or cinema camera with interchangeable lens- must be capable of a minimum of 1080p resolution at 29.9 FPS or greater

 A 55 MM or less lens, prime lens preferred

Memory Card appropriate  for video production

Adobe Premiere Pro (if you don’t have this, one workstation will be available)

External Hard Drive 1TB or larger

Charged batteries

If you have something specific you would like to ask in advance regarding course requirements or needs, please email with questions.

Photography Retreat with Kimberly Beer and Phyllis Burchett 

January 18-23, 2022


*Limit to 12 Students*

Spend 5 days with 2 professional equine photographers! Learn professional techniques for photographing events and the process of working with and photographing horses, models, and candid images alongside Kim and Phyllis. In addition to photography techniques, you will also learn about the business of being a professional equine photographer!

 This retreat is limited to 12 participants. It will include an all access press pass to Art of the Cowgirl where you will be one of the event photographers while learning from Kim and Phyllis. Photographs taken during the retreat will be utilized by Art of the Cowgirl for marketing which will be an advantage for getting your name out there for your photography business.

 Each participant is responsible for travel, lodging and meals.

Please contact or for more information.

Moccasin Class with Kelly Martin

January 19-20, 2022


*Limit to 12 Students*

Come learn the trade of Master Boot Maker Kelly Martin in this two day workshop. You will build a set of moccasins from start to finish allowing you to learn many components of boot making. 

Learn how to size, fit and function, hand sew, how to fit soles and insoles, and assembly. Kelly will also bring paint if you want to finish up with some paint customization on your moccasins!

No previous experience required.  

All materials will be provided. 

Horsemanship Clinic with Lee Smith

January 19-20, 2022


*Limit to 15 Students*

Come ride with our Master Horsewoman Lee Smith. This is a horsemanship class where Lee will present the concepts of what she considers to be natural in horsemanship; using what is naturally happening to teach. She will help riders learn more about developing feel, timing and balance, on the ground and in the saddle. An introduction to riding with cadence and rhythm will be covered in depth. All levels of riders welcome. 

Must bring your own horse to participate. Stalls are available at Horseshoe Park. Please contact Jennifer Broadhead to reserve- 480-358-3793.

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Cutting Clinic with Lindy Burch

January 20-21 2022


*Limit to 15 Students*

Spend a day in the cutting pen with World Champion Lindy Burch.  All levels welcome. You will work on the flag as well as on live cattle. Some areas you will focus on are herd work, setting up cuts, how to control a cow, positioning while working, and going over things judges are looking for. 

Must bring your own horse to participate and stalls are available at Horseshoe Park. Contact Jennifer Broadhead at 480-358-3793.

Stock Dog Clinic with Robin Brown

January 19-20, 2022


*Limit to 15 Students*

This is a great opportunity to work with one of the best in the cow dog industry, Robin Brown. Robin will also be presenting and hosting a cow dog trial at the 2022 Art of the Cowgirl event. 

Bring your dog and learn from Robin all  aspects of starting and refining your dog’s skills . Open to all levels and all breeds of Cattle dogs. All phases of work will be covered at this event from starting a dog, sending, balancing, driving, and much more. Robin will give individualized instruction to each participant to make sure you get the teaching to the skills you would like to learn or improve upon. 

Teamster Driving Class with Taylor Van Zyl of a Pair of Dice Carriages

January 21, 2022


*Limit to 8 Students*

This one day course is open to 8 students interested in the art of driving a team. We will cover harness, harnessing, hitching, ground driving, single, and team driving. We will emphasize safety in each step of the way and allow each student to try their hand at driving.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning how to drive or would like to advance their skills. Taylor will provide all the horses and equipment for this one day class.

Breakaway Roping sponsored by Merck Animal Health

 With Lari Dee Guy, Hope Thompson, and Donene Taylor

January 19-20, 2022


*Limit to 25 Students*

Two day breakaway roping school with three powerful women in the industry. Join Lari Dee Guy, eight time Women’s PRCA World Champion and leading advocate for women in rodeo. She will be joined by World Champion Hope Thompson, and Donene Taylor, Mental Performance Coach and Author of “Heart of a Champion”. 

In this clinic you will be learning the fundamentals of breakaway roping and how to improve your runs. Donene will also be leading participants through how to master the mental game to win. 

This is a unique opportunity to learn from this dynamic group of women.