Tuesday, September 1, 2015
2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade (2014/15) Faith Ringgold Memory Quilt
As a class, we read the wonderful book, Tar Beach, by artist Faith Ringgold. Faith Ringgold created a quilt with the same title, and the quilt served as the inspiration for her book. The book is a story about her actual childhood memories as well as her imagination and dreams. The students created their own "quilts" by creating a drawing of an actual memory, or something from their imagination. They learned how to use colored pencil to create smooth and blended colors. Their drawings were then surrounded by "quilt squares" that were created from magazine photos.