Friday, November 16, 2012

Painted Story Quilts

DJ Nash tells about Faith Ringgold.
We had the opportunity to participate in the Art in a Suitcase program at the Capital Arts building on Wednesday. We had 13 students (aged 7 and up) who learned about the artist Faith Ringgold. She is known for her "painted story quilts."  She is also an award-winning author-illustrator of children's books. The instructor, DJ Nash, showed pictures of the story quilts and then read Faith Ringgold's book Tar Beach to the group. She asked the kids what their dreams were for the future. They were each then given a quilt square to design using crayons.

The process.

The younger siblings got to stretch their artistic talents, as well, in the Imagination Station. 
The product.

Everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to more of these programs.

Thank you Capital Arts and DJ Nash!

Meanwhile, at Imagination Station . . .

--by Evie M.

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