Grades 3 and 4 learned about African-American artist Faith Ringgold, and her book Tar Beach. We read the book and discussed foreground, middle ground, and background found in the pictures. We also discussed the type of art Ms. Ringgold is known for, story quilts. Then the students were given fabric and told to cut squares or rectangles from it and glue it to the perimeter of their papers. (Math!)
They then had to draw a picture of themselves flying over something they wanted to own. These drawings had to include; the foreground, middle ground, and the background. Then they painted!