Ringgold Art Projects for Kids: Faith Ringgold created a beautiful combination of quilting and painting in striking works of art. Her African-American heritage inspires visual story telling in her colorful masterpieces. Student artists use cut-paper quilt designs combined with oil pastel pictures of a favorite memory to imitate her style.
1st grade Tar Beach city quilt. Create city collage, glue down border, then cut out a picture of the student flying over the city. Create a writing prompt to go with it " If I can fly anywhere, I'd fly to.......because........"
Quilt by artist Faith Ringgold - "Picnic on the Grass... Alone", 1997, acrylic on canvas, painted and pieced border, 79" x 77.25" ... I bought a calendar with 12 images of her quilts - I love her work; this is one of my favorites.
Faith Ringgold talks about "Creating Tar Beach" (her famous, magical, quilt with a painted center depicting a family picnicing at night on a NYC rooftop, the kids lying on a pallet of quilts looking up at the stars.)
Tar Beach art: Faith Ringgold was born in 1930 and grew up in New York City's Harlem. She is most known for her "story quilts". She adapted one of these quilts, titled "Tar Beach", into a children's book in 1991. This book was recognized as one of the most distinguished American picture books for children in 1992 when it was named a Caldecott Honor Book.