Coloring books are no longer just for kids. If you have walked through the book section of any store recently you will probably have noticed Adult coloring books on display. The Mill Pond Library in Kingston will be holding an “Adult Coloring” class on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at 6pm. Kathy Sletten, who has jumped on the coloring bandwagon, will be talking about materials, tips, and techniques that she uses when coloring. And then you’ll have a chance to try them out.
Why, you ask, is adult coloring all the rage right now? It’s a great way to be creative. It’s an inexpensive past time. AND everyone from researchers at Johns Hopkins University to the editors of Yoga Journal are suggesting coloring as an alternative to meditation. Like meditation, coloring allows a person to switch off their brain from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate anxiety.
So come to the library for the class on Feb. 2nd and try out adult coloring. You can start a picture here; and there will also be sheets you can take home to work on. Can’t make it that night? There will be extra sheets at the library you could pick up on another day. Once you’ve created a beautiful design bring it back to the library and enter it in our Adult Coloring Contest. Entrants 18 & older can enter 1 picture by Feb. 22nd. The library will display the entries for 2 weeks and the public votes, a penny per vote. 1st and 2nd prizes will be awarded.