Faith RInggold is a female African American artist who was a trialblazer for the arts and civil rights. Learn more about her story and her art with these free Faith Ringgold for kids printable resources and prompts.
Who is Faith Ringgold…
Faith RInggold is an African American artist who is best known for her story quilts. She told stories through illustrations that combined paint and fabric instead of the traditional canvas.
Ringgold told stories of women, particularly African American women, and their role in the world. She fought for equal rights both through protests and through the messages within her artwork. Both the stories being told and the message contained within were new to the art world.
Her life and body of work are perfect for discussing some big issues, like gender and racial equality, with kids.
Faith Ringgold printables for kids…
This set of Faith RInggold resources includes four printable pages that will make it easy for you to introduce this important artist to your kids.
- You get a one page of facts about her life and work. Use these for your kids or as a primer for yourself if you’re not familiar with her life and work.
- A one page artist study includes a black and white drawing of Ringgold as well as some thought provoking questions. Use these for your kids to write on or as a discussion guide.
- A black and white line drawing of Faith Ringgold serves as a coloring page and a way to recognize who Faith Ringgold is and what she looks like.
- I’ve included a coloring page inspired by one of Faith Ringgold’s most famous works, Tar Beach.
Meet Faith Ringoold the author….
Not only is Ringgold a celebrated artist but she’s also an award winning author of seventeen children’s books and her own memoir.
Her books were inspired by her own artwork and addressed the same political/ human rights issues as her her art work. These books are such a great way for kids to connect with her artwork. The storytelling will open the door for some really thoughtful conversation.
Faith Ringgold’s book for kids…
- Tar Beach
- Cassie’s Word Quilt
- Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky
- We Came to America
- If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
- Harlem Renaissance Party
- Bonjour, Lonnie
- Bronzeville Boys and Girls
- My Dream of Martin Luther King
- The Invisible Princess
- Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House by Faith Ringgold
Books about Faith Ringgold…
- Faith Ringgold, by Michelle Wallace
- We Flew over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringold
- Faith Ringgold Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists by Mike Venezia
- Faith Ringgold: Narrating the World in Pattern and Color (What the Artist Saw) by Sharna Jackson
- Talking to Faith Ringgold by Faith Ringgold
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More free artist studies for kids….
If you love this free Faith Ringgold for kids unit I know you’ll love these other artist studies!