Crafty Carers Adult Colouring
June 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Colouring is a stress free activity which enables you to relax, giving your mind the rest it deserves.
Make new friends and enjoy a bit of YOU time. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring along anything you want to use.
Refreshments available and there’s no need to book – we look forward to seeing you!
Did you know?
Paint books and coloring books emerged in the United States as part of the “democratization of art” process, inspired by a series of lectures by British artist Joshua Reynolds, and the works of Swiss educator Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi and his student Friedrich Fröbel. Many educators concluded that all, regardless of background, students stood to benefit from art education as a means of enhancing their conceptual understanding of the tangible, developing their cognitive abilities, and improving skills that would be useful in finding a profession, as well as for the children’s spiritual edification.
The McLoughlin Brothers are credited as the inventors of the coloring book, when, in the 1880s, they produced The Little Folks’ Painting Book, in collaboration with Kate Greenaway. They continued to publish coloring books until the 1920s, when the McLoughlin Brothers became part of the Milton Bradley Company.