Art camp on the farm

Published 9:28 am Thursday, July 6, 2017

Micah Pinlis drew a picture of chickens in their coop.

Alethea Sims drew a picture of a horse.

It is art camp at the farm, Rolling Hills Farm, operated by Mary and Poppy Taylor and their daughter, Emily Drew Mash.

It was another way for the family to open up their farm to more uses. Emily, a Wake Forest University art graduate, also teaches art at the Sawtooth Center in Winston-Salem.

The combination of animals and art is working.

“I’ve loved all of it, especially playing with the horses,” Alethea said. “And doing the art is a lot of fun.”

She doesn’t have a horse at home, but she’s hopeful.

Micah said he enjoyed getting eggs from the chicken coop.

“I enjoy sketching and painting at home, especially portraits and animals,” said Hadyn Sims.

“It went better than expected,” Emily said. “We have a perfect number of kids, and they’ve created beautiful art work. The farm is full of inspiration.”

“We take direction from the kids, and they love the animals,” Mary Taylor said. “The combination of art and animals, I think the kids have really enjoyed it.

“We’ve enjoyed the farm as a family, and we have opened it up to school groups, a wedding shower, day events, hayrides.” They even host an annual powerlifting event.

“It’s really gorgeous out here,” Mary said. “It’s a lot of work, but we enjoy it.”

Art camps for children age 5 and older are also scheduled from July 17-21 and Aug. 7-11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn more by calling 336-999-3027, or visit