Faith Ringgold - Multi-Media Artist, Quilting Project and Critiques (8 pages)
You will download one zip file that contains two folders: jpg and pdf images
Each folder will have 8 pages. If you have problems with the downloads, please contact TPT Help or me before you leave negative feedback. There are issues we can help you resolve.
For All: Writing Materials: Colored Pencils, Markers, Copies of Worksheets
Quilting Project: Scissors, Optional: Colored Paper scraps, paint, brushes, fabric scraps, yarn, sewing needle, thread, small found objects. Masking Tape
Faith Ringgold is a living icon. She helped instigate and form the women's feminist art movement, the black women's art movement and the integration of black artists into the US Museum and Gallery scene. She is the author of several children's books. A separate research project into her life and philosophies would be recommended to any art class. My worksheets are intended to be enrichment acitivites. She is a respected artist and would be especially appropriate to study during "Black History" month in February.
Open Ended, is usually a student directed process, where the students can draw upon their feelings, emotions, reactions to the art work in the drawing blanks provided or on the back. They can even choose to copy the designs, outlines the shapes/forms, or even just draw one aspect. Open ended is not assessed and there is no right or wrong. Just encourage active participation in some form.
There are 4 open ended project worksheets in this packet.
Please provide a narration for the students and background before you give them the open ended worksheets. Some direction is provided, but it is hoped that the student will draw on their own lives to create their drawings in the blanks. Faith Ringgold's paintings are provided for inspiration. Her website is an excellent place to start.
1. "The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1992"
2. "Tar Beach 2" and "The Letter from Martin Luther King"
3. "Self-Portrait" and "Dancing at the Louvre"
4. "For The Woman's House" 1971
Critiques and Comparisons - DBAE (Discipline Based Art Education)
6. Mona Lisa
7. Van Gogh
Art Project: Quilting, Multi-Media
8. Quilt Template
Each student will need a copy of the template. The suggested directions are on the worksheet. Materials can be as simple as colored pencils and markers, or as additional as fabric and paper scraps, paint and found objects. It is up to you, the teacher to decide what materials you have available in your class. The cut out template will measure about 8" by 8'. You can mount each quilt piece on solid construction paper about 9" by 9" before piecing together using masking tape on the back edges. It will make a beautiful classroom display. You could make smaller quilts or one large one, it is up to you. The main idea is that children draw on their lives, family and pets to create their designs.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding these worksheets before leaving feedback. I am open to ideas and changes to make this tailored for your class' art experience.
I have a licensing agreement with ARS for the use of Faith Ringgold's images in my art worksheets. Her art work is integral in the American Art movement so I wanted to provide these worksheets for art teachers who do not have the resources for visual art resources and/or materials.
"Reproduction, including downloading of Faith Ringgold works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York."