Create a fun winter scene inspired by the famous artist, Grandma Moses. An easy way to learn about primitive art for kids of all ages! Add your own baking soda and glue “snow” with our printable instructions below. We love simple winter art and craft activities!
GRANDMA MOSES ART FOR KIDS
WHO IS GRANDMA MOSES?
Grandma Moses, who’s real name was Anna Mary Robertson Moses was born in 1860. She was an American folk artist who did not start painting until she was 78 years old! Though she was interested in art as a little girl, her mother encouraged her to spend her time in other ways.
When her husband passed away Grandma Moses tried to distract herself with a form of sewing called ‘embroidery’. However, her arthritis made sewing difficult. Her family suggested she take up painting as an alternative hobby.
Most of her works were images of simple farm life and the rural countryside of her home in New York state. This type of art is known as primitive art because Grandma Moses was self-taught.
In the mid 1940’s she became popular when some of her pieces were made into greeting cards and widely distributed.
Grandam Moses first started selling her paintings for $3-$5 but years later would get $8,000 to $10,000 each!
Create your own primitive winter art below with fun baking soda fake snow inspired by Grandma Moses.
WHY STUDY FAMOUS ARTISTS?
Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.
It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.
Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own art work.
Why is learning about art from the past important?
- Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
- Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
- Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
- Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
- Art history can inspire curiosity!
GRANDMA MOSES WINTER ART PROJECT
- Printable Winter Scene Coloring Page
- Chalk or Oil pastels
- Baking Soda
STEP 1: Print out the winter scene coloring page.
STEP 2: Color in the winter scene using any medium you like; colored pencil, chalk, or oil pastels.
STEP 3: Add glue to any areas you would like to look snow.
STEP 4: Sprinkle baking soda onto the glue and then shake your paper to remove the excess.
Now you have a winter scene Grandma Moses would love!
MORE FUN WINTER ART PROJECTS
Here’s some more ideas for winter art for kids. Plus, a few different ways to make “snow”!
GRANDMA MOSES FOR KIDS
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