Coloring books and creativity

Reblogged from Olga Godim:

Interesting article in Daily News about coloring books. The author thinks they stifle creativity. Do you agree? Do you use coloring books yourself?

You would think that as an art museum educator I would be thrilled to see the craze for adult coloring books take off.

Everywhere I go, there they are — at grocery stores, bookstores, and airports, covering themes from design patterns to modern art.

Museum colleagues have admitted that coloring in these books helps them turn off the television and wind down from the stress of the day.

There's a kind of pleasure in slow, methodical coloring within the lines. I get that. But what worries me most is the lack of willingness to color outside the lines, to make a mark of one's own.



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