Faith Ringgold, an African-American artist, is best known for her large story quilts. In 1985 she made a piece titled “Flag Story Quilt”.
This collage project will not only put some old magazines to work, it will create a collage that looks a lot like Ms. Ringgold’s original work. Encourage students to look for rich reds, and deep blues to get their most colorful flag. The shiny coating on most magazine pages will only enhance to look.
I’ve made a simple template that gives students some guidelines to follow. Just download the template below, print on some heavier paper, have your students glue their swatches in place. A few white dots for easy stars will complete the look.
- Download PDF Flag template
- Card stock paper
- Old magazines
- Glue sticks
- Hole punch
FOLLOW UP PROJECT
Now it’s easy to make a classroom mural to celebrate the creative work of Faith Ringgold.
All you do is purchase a Faith Ringgold Mural Template from my PDF Shop, have each student color a page, and then tape or glue it back together.
It makes a special work of art for your classroom, and because everyone takes part, a collaborative experience as well.