then create our own story-quilts.”Kindergarten through 5th grade.
As kids arrive – let them browse books illustrated by Faith Ringgold
Read: Tar Beach (Picture Book Ringgold) (Also available as Reading Rainbow Video/DVD) Share parts of Faith Ringgold (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists series) by Mike Venizia (JBiog Ringgold)
Talk about dreams & imagination – what they would “fly over” if they could?
Create “Tar Beach” drawings surrounded by quilt squares made from 1”x1” papers cut from magazine pages (Supplies: 11x17 paper, markers, crayons, magazine squares, glue),
Play jazz music while children are making their pictures.
Resource: Inspirations: Stories About Women Artists (J759.13 SIL), Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House by Faith Ringgold, Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith Ringgold (Picture Book Ringgold), Faith Ringgold (Portraits of Women Artists for Children) by Robyn Montana Turner