For this year’s Colors of Autumn-inspired National Breyer Fun Day, we've assembled a collection of amazing artists from all over the US to guide participants through a series of fun and colorful model horse craft projects. Suitable for all ages and abilities, our artists will take you through their project step-by-step. Meet them below!
Turn your Breyer Suncatcher Stablemates into real hanging suncatchers! Join Christina Riley (Art By C. Riley) as she walks you through how to use Breyer’s Suncatcher Stablemates Kit and take your project to the next level by turning them into a sparkly, light catching sensation! Perfect for any artist at any level!
Christina Riley specializes in micro mini-scale work, with some of her horses being no bigger than a penny! She has also created award winning works across all scales, with finish work ranging from fantasy to realistic colors on materials such as plastic, metal, china, resin and vinyl. Additionally, Christina was selected as a finalist in the BreyerFest Best Customs Contest in 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Nothing is more colorful than all the candy and sweets put on display during the fall season. One popular Autumn treat is the crowd favorite candy apple. Fun colors, gooey, and delicious; what more could you want! Join Josie Holland as she shows you how to turn your sweet Stablemates into an even sweeter Candy Apple treat. This fun decorator might just be cute enough to eat! Great for new and intermediate artists!
Josie Holland is based out of Central NY and is a mom of 4, wife, and school bus driver. Josie grew up loving all things art. Finishing an education career with a Masters in Fine Arts, she now spends her creativity on Deco, Fantasy, and anything else that speeds through her vast expansion of imagination. She showcases her work online through the hobby community and local events.
Have too many plain chestnuts, palominos, or bay Stablemates lying around? Follow along with Callie Guyer of Flying Horse Studios as she shows you how to etch some fun fall designs into those plain coats. These cute decorators will add some Fall fun to your herd! Perfect for newer and intermediate artists who are looking to learn how to get into etching models!
Meet Callie Guyer of Flying Horse Studios! After she was gifted her first Breyer, Callie began avidly collecting. She discovered the collecting community through YouTube and became more involved in the hobby by filming short films with her models. Not long after, she discovered the world of customizing and etched her first model at the age of fourteen. Since then, she has been painting and etching away, with a fondness for creating unrealistic coat patterns. While enjoying the hobby, she is also working towards a film degree and enjoys spending time with real horses whenever she can!
As the seasons change from Summer to Autumn a beautiful display of color erupts around us. Golden sunsets, gold leaves, and even the deep golden color of apple cider are just some of the colors we see throughout the fall. To add to all the beautiful gold colors, join Kenzie Williamson as she walks you through how to paint a Palomino! Perfect for any artist at any level who wants to learn how to get that perfect golden palomino color!
Kenzie Williamson is a Pacific Northwest based model horse artist. She has been painting models for over five years after rediscovering the model horse hobby through NaMoPaiMo. Her finishwork utilizes a combination of mixed media including oil paints, acrylics, and pastel pigments with a love for details and complex patterns. Kenzie paints equines of all scales, but grew up first collecting Breyer Stablemates models. After winning the realistic division of the Stablemates painting contest at Breyerwest 2022, she is honored to teach this workshop on hand painted Stablemates!