A Pure Heart in Art


April’s Masterpiece Art Conversational Prompts 

“The Pure Heart in Art”

Art from a pure heart brings forth fruit that will last!  The works of folk artist “Grandma Moses” are simple, pure, folksy, and relatable to all ages, but especially to children.  Her artwork spans age and time and will warm hearts for many years to come.  Try this activity with your child(ren.)  Show this painting to them and ask them to look at it carefully for a few minutes.  Then, remove the picture and see what they can tell you/remember about it.  There are a few question prompts below.


“Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Grandma Moses
(1877 – 1970, American)

[Don’t miss the book review for Mary Had a Little Lamb by Will Moses, below!]

  • What is Mary wearing? (a pink dress and a bonnet or hat)
  • What are some of the children doing in the picture? (playing tag, sitting on a fence, picking flowers, etc.)
  • What is the teacher wearing? (a gray jacket)
  • What is the teacher doing? (ringing a bell)
  • What color is the school house? (red brick)

 To Further experience the pure folk art of Grandma Moses…
come join us for a follow-up workshop on Grandma Moses!

Wednesday April 16, 2014

We have a special opportunity for you and your child(ren.)

Anytime during our walk-in hours of 10:00am to 6:00pm.  This is not a class, it is an opportunity to spend quality time doing our preplanned project with your child at our studio that enhances learning, creativity, and connecting.

Coffee and Canvas Art Studio

2401 W. State Road 434
Suite 163 (Spring Plaza Shopping Center)
Longwood, FL.

What to Expect
You and your child will make a cool project together of your choice, either a little lamb ceramics piece to glaze/paint, which we will then fire for you and you will pick up after it’s fired, or you may paint a little lamb painting on canvas, pre-sketched if you desire, or follow along as instructor Laura Bird Miller helps you create your own!  Everyone will enjoy learning a little more about artist Grandma Moses & spending time enjoying a family legacy moment together!  For ages 4-12

 Regular price: $19 (Fireflies Readers – 50% off @ $9.50)

How to Register:  Please call today (407)416-2594 to reserve a space so we know how many materials to have available.  You may come any time, however, during the Open Studio Hours.

I can’t wait to see you in the studio!
Laura Bird Miller | Owner, Artist
Coffee and Canvas
The walk-in art studio with the coffee shop atmosphere!

Another great pick for your home library!


The poem about Mary and her little lamb is one of the most popular rhymes in America, but did you know that the rhyme is true? There once was a little girl named Mary who saved the life of a tiny lamb. The two became best friends, and that little lamb followed Mary everywhere – even to school, where the poet John Roulstone visited and immortalized the two in verse.

With his trademark folk art style, Will Moses (son of Grandma Moses) paints the true story behind the famous nursery rhyme and shows how Mary went from being a small-town Massachusetts girl to an American folk hero

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