Mixin’ It Up with Grandma Moses

Instructor:  Sandi Cirillo

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Class limit 15
  • Materials required

Back by popular demand, this hands-on art history course is all about Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma Moses) and the life of this most wonderful artist. This will not be a lecture class but rather a hands class focusing on her primitive art style. We’ll be drawing, using some simple watercolors, and combining other mixed media to create our own folk art with Grandma Moses as our muse. The New York Times said of her work: “The simple realism, nostalgic simple farm life and rural countryside won her a wide following. Grandma Moses charmed everyone she met”. A $5.00 materials fee payable to the instructor will guarantee that you will have all the supplies you will need for this class. Of course, you may bring your own supplies as well. You are encouraged to bring reference photos of that “special place” that you’d like to recreate in the primitive folk art style. Class size is limited to 15.

Materials Fee: $5.00 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class

Sandi Cirillo, a retired art educator, has been teaching drawing, fiber, and art history classes at Senior College for six years. She is an accomplished fiber artist who gives classes in various media all over the Northeast and North Carolina, working with various arts organizations and businesses. Influences for her own art come from her love of hiking and photographing the natural world, especially coastal Maine. Sandi’s work is featured on her website, as well as at Local Color Gallery in Belfast. Check out her website.