Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts with Judy Robb



Date:  August 15, 2020

9 am – 4 pm

Skill Level:  Any age, including school-age children and young teens.  Very young children (K – 2) need to be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Class Registration Fee:  Early bird – by July 24, 2020: $40.00/child; $55/parent-child team

After July 24, 2020:  $50.00; $65/parent-child team

Join us for an interactive and fun workshop where students will create their own “story quilt” collage inspired by Faith Ringgold, the famous writer, painter and quilter.    Students will be creating their own mixed media story quilt by painting a scene from memory, and then gluing fabric or paper scraps to produce a “quilt” border.

This workshop is designed for child and caregiver teams of two and is recommended for 2nd – 4th grade students but all ages are welcome to attend this fun and explorative day of creating art!

Students will learn about the Contemporary American artist Faith Ringgold, and her imaginative work. Faith Ringgold is an artist who creates sculptures, mosaics, performance art, and children’s books, but she is best known for her painted story quilts.

Materials fee: (Paid directly to instructor during class):  $20.00 per child or team (producing one story quilt)

Students need to bring the following supplies

Fabric and art supplies provided. Student / Caregiver teams are encouraged to bring their own fabric pieces that may have family memories to include in the collage; however, not required.

Judy Robb is an American artist whose work is representative of daily life in rural Black Earth, Wisconsin and beyond.  In the Alla Prima style, her paintings represent the things that inspire and convey emotions – landscapes, woodlands, flowers, fields. and people – past and present.  Judy paints what she finds as inspiration based on the season and the day – the everyday things that comprise her life in the beautiful Driftless region of south-central Wisconsin.

Judy has an MS in Computer Science: Human-Computer Interaction, and has worked extensively with world-renowned museums as a creative director and a technologist.  She is one of Folklore Village’s instructors for our Folklife…Your Life children’s program.

Please bring your bag lunch and any snacks for this fun day at Folklore Village.