FHS Art Students Publish a Firelands Coloring Book

“All Things Firelands”; you can’t find this coloring book anywhere else on earth!

All things Firelands coloring book

Collaboratively created by 68 Firelands High School first through fourth year studio students, this book aims to depict images unique and exclusive to the Firelands district.

Students brainstormed subjects that are distinctive to our beautiful school and district. Each artist selected one image to develop into a visually rich page using a variety of rich patterns and line weights.

The act of coloring has been re-discovered by older students and adults as both focusing and meditative and also satisfying and rewarding. In 1922 Winston Churchill expounded on the value of “painting as a pastime” to rest over-worked areas of the brain through art-making. More recently Johanna Basford, a Scottish textile artist single-handedly re-invented the coloring book with her 2013 publication “The Secret Garden”. Today highly detailed coloring books that require fine motor skills and an adult’s patience have created a social movement and taken the market by storm. Coloring books are great gifts and a great way to de-stress from a busy holiday season. Use this coloring book to rest and reward your brain and to celebrate all things Firelands!

Coloring Books are available from Mrs. Tawil, FHS Art Teacher and at the K-12 winter music events as follows; SAMS Winter Choir Concert Dec. 2 at 7pm and Thur. Dec. 17 at both the 6pm FES Winter Music program and 7pm FHS Winter Music Extravaganza. The books are $10 each, 2 for $15 or 3 for $20. There is a coloring book on display in the showcase between FHS rooms 204 (health) and 206 (French). Proceeds from this coloring book will supplement the visual art budget for field trips and art supplies.

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