Faith Ringgold Art Game
Are you looking for a fun way to teach about modern Black artists? Going to be absent and need last minute art sub plans? Fill up your sub tub with engaging art lessons like this Faith Ringgold art game that excites students. It’s how I get students excited to learn art history! Pair it with the Tar Beach book for an awesome arts integration lesson.
Teach your students about modern art as well as how the artist created her artwork. Step-by-step picture directions and the included PowerPoint presentation with close-up, detailed photos will guide your students from start to finish.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your art room? This doodle drawing game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students. You can set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, put them in a labeled folders, and let them pick what they’d like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.
If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
You will create a Faith Ringgold story quilt by rolling the die and collecting the different parts required to put it together.
- First, cut out a bunch of 1.5” squares.
- Next, roll the die to pick a design from the first column. Draw it on one of the squares using an extra fine permanent marker.
- Then, roll the die again to choose another design from the second, third, fourth, and fifth columns.
- Once completed, glue the squares around the edge of a 9 x 12” sized piece of black construction paper. It will make a colorful quilt border around the edge.
- Next, cut and glue a piece of 5.5 x 8.5” white construction paper in the center.
- Lastly, using crayons, markers, or colored pencils, draw a place that is your own personal “tar beach.” It can be any place that makes you feel special.
I’ve included three ways students can generate their design. The first is the game board where students roll the die to select their parts. The second is a “you pick” board. Both of these are printables. And lastly, for teachers needing engaging lessons during distance learning, I’ve added digital spinner wheels!
First, print out the Faith Ringgold game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give your students dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. If you have access to a smartboard or projector, use the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. It will guide the students during each part of the art project.
Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
If you are substituting or need a fast finisher activity, use the included coloring page.
1st – 4th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to study proportion and how to draw a face in profile in order to paint an Ancient Egyptian portrait with hieroglyphics.
- Extra Fine Point Permanent Marker
- Construction Paper
- White Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
- 12-Page, Non-Editable PDF (Faith Ringgold Art Game)
- 9-Page, Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Roll a Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Faith Ringgold Biography Handout
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
- 8, “I CAN” Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
- Practice Drawing Page
- Coloring Page
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also for use in Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and anywhere else you can share a link to a file…link on the bottom of page 2)
- Digital Spinner Wheels in the download as well as on Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)