Grandma Moses was born September 7, 1860. Her legal name was Anna Mary Robertson Moses. This primitive artist is well-known for her late starting career—she started painting in her 70s! Grandma Moses died December 13, 1961 at the age of 101!
We chose to study Grandma Moses as our artist for the month of September. What a fun study!
- Grandma Moses by Alexandra Wallner – Biography of Grandma Moses. Recommended for ages 6-10 years.
- Grandma Moses: In the 21st Century – Used this book for copies of her paintings as inspiration for our art project
- Discovering Great Artists by Bright Ideas for Learning – Page 84, create your own Busy Folk Art Painting
The Old Checkered House-Anna Mary Robertson Moses
- Women Artists: Grandma Moses – Now we’re singing This Land is My Land. VERY OLD COUNTRY sound
A Beautiful World
- Answered questions on worksheet after reading Biography
- http://www.primitiveartmuseum.org/ – What is primitive art?
- Wiki Paintings – for inspiration
- Hey Kids! Meet Grandma Moses
Our Grandma Moses Art Session
One way to get my busy kids to study artists is to allow them to create their own art. After we read about Grandma Moses and answered questions, we tried our hands at painting folk art.
Discussing the answers
Our books for this study.
Wax Paper Palettes
Sketching the design first.
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