In Haifa, coming upon art books in English is a rare thing. So when I stumbled upon an original copy of Otto Kallir’s 1954 ground-breaking book about the art and life of Grandma Moses, I was thrilled and immediately bought it. I grew up hearing Grandma Moses’ name when I was still too young to know a Picasso from a Moses. Yet somehow, the message of her art touched me to the core. Grandma Moses proved that at any age we can do art. At any time of our lives we can turn to art to give us a sense of joy and purpose. Only after the passing of her husband, Anne Mary Robertson Moses, as she was known in her small town in upstate New York, turned to painting. She began in earnest well into her seventies, had her first exhibition in New York at 78 and by the end of her very long life Grandma Moses had become a household name, honored by presidents, and one of the most famous folk artists in America.
In these two companion Sprints, one focusing on outdoor landscape painting, the second on painting room interiors, you’ll receive video lessons that explain core principles in Grandma Moses’ artistic approach. Work at your own pace with these principles that in Grandma Moses’s eyes were not so much principles as practical ways of approaching painting as service from the heart.
Each of these Sprints offer a focused two weeks of community sharing and art exchange. For many of our repeat members, the feeling of belonging to an inspirational and supportive community keeps us going, and growing together. Beginners are absolutely welcome!
Session 1: Sunday April 30-Sunday May 14 An Introduction to Pastoral Landscapes—Painting scenery the Grandma Moses Way–rainbow colors plus black
Meet the community on Zoom: 14:00-15:00 pm Israeli time/ 20:00-21:00 Japan time/7:00-8:00 EST
Sunday April 30- Sunday May 14: Watch my pre-recorded video lessons that explain Grandma Moses’s approach to bring out the artist inside of everyone of us. Share your paintings and learn how to give and receive direct feedback from me and our private and very user-friendly Discord.com group, by communicating through the positive messages on the 44 Genesis Cards that amazingly can synchronize with your art.
Sunday May 14 14:00-15:00 pm Israeli time/ 20:00-21:00 Japan time/7:00-8:00 EST Meet again on Zoom:
Session 2: Sunday May 21-Sunday June 4 Home Sweet Spaces —Painting cosy interiors the Grandma Moses Way
May 21 14:00-15:00 pm Israeli time/ 20:00-21:00 Japan time/7:00-8:00 EST Meet the community on Zoom
May 21 -June 4: Watch my pre-recorded video lessons that explain Grandma Moses’s approach to bring out the artist inside of everyone of us through a sense of belonging. Share your paintings and learn how to give and receive direct feedback from me and our private and very user-friendly Discord.com group, by communicating through the positive messages on the 44 Genesis Cards that amazingly can synchronize with your art.
Sunday June 4 14:00-15:00 pm Israeli time/ 20:00-21:00 Japan time/7:00-8:00 EST Share your paintings on Zoom
Lessons and Daily Community Sharing of Ideas and Artwork on Discord.co
- Five video lessons inspired by Grandma Moses painting approach
- Supplementary video lessons explaining how to use the 44 Genesis Cards as creativity and inspirational tools in the painting process
Landscape Sprint: $99.00
Interior Sprint: $99
- BONUS for signing up for both sessions! Receive a one-hour private one-on-one art coaching session online with me to take your painting-in-progress to the next level.
Both sessions: $180
Classes are small so you can get to know and share art with community members who often become dear trusted friends and treasured inspiration.
Supplies to prepare: Lapsize or larger canvas, set of acrylic paints in the rainbow colors (brands will be recommended upon registration), palette, five or more brushes in various sizes, the classic “Genesis Cards,” — Genesis Way 44 Cards and Guidebook, or the Genesis Art Card App (available on IOS and Android platforms)
Space is limited so please sign up early to ensure your spot!
For further information, and to sign up: contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org