Faith Ringgold

This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete. 

There are two videos to choose from about Faith Ringgold. The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!

Now choose an Activity

Make a Story Quilt Drawing

Faith Ringgold is famous for her story quilts. When she was unable to get her biography published, she pioneered a new way of storytelling: through quilts!

Some of these quilts are her best known works!

In this activity, you’ll get to DRAW a story quilt, inspired by Faith Ringgold. What story will you tell?

Save your art for your portfolio!

explore Faith Ringgold’s Art

Pretend you’re in an art gallery filled only with Faith Ringgold’s art. The video above is a slide show of her art, paintings, quilt, soft sculpture and more. 

Look carefully at the stories she is telling. Notice her use of colour. 

  • What do you like in her art work? 
  • What do you find interesting?
  • What would you like to know more about?
  • What would you like to experiment with yourself?

Portrait Project

Here’s a portrait project based on Faith Ringgold’s work. First, you’ll learn more about Faith Ringgold’s life and work. Then, you’ll create a portrait inspired by her work.

You’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Fabric scraps if you have them

Books By & About Faith Ringgold

Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library. 

Tar Beach Read Aloud by Faith Ringgold

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