Black History Month: Faith Ringgold
Black History Month is a celebration of Black American achievements and an opportunity to honor the critical role of African Americans in U.S. history. In line with this important month, the focus is on artist Faith Ringgold. Ringgold took the traditional craft of quilt making (which has its roots in the slave culture of the south – pre-civil war era) and re-interpreted its function to tell stories of her life and those of others in the black community. Students will learn about primary, secondary and complimentary colors to make a paper quilt collage in Ringgold’s style.