Faith Ringgold: Our Own Story Quilts

Grade 3

Karen Stomberg, FNSBSD Art Specialist

This lesson is designed to teach in two sessions. Students study the work of artist, teacher, author and illustrator Faith Ringgold. They create a story quilt with a well-developed drawing based on a personal memory. Finished work includes a written memory sentence and a colorful pieced border.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. explore and recognize the work of Faith Ringgold, artist, teacher, author and illustrator.
  2. design and create a paper story quilt based on a personal memory.
  3. compose a one or two sentence written memory story.
  4. draw a crayon illustration with a well-developed background.
  5. construct a pieced border pattern with cut paper.