The Connection A Community Center

Color, Chill, & Chat ~ Join us young and old! (Free)

Valid on September 6, 2018 from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Color, Chill, & Chat

Thursdays: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Unwind through coloring. This activity is meant to de-stress and connect, if you want, at your own pace. Tap into your creativity!

Free cup of coffee or cup of tea.

Love offerings always accepted as we are a non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.

Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it's childhood favorite Crayola that's gotten adult coloring books some serious grown-up attention. The famous crayon makers just launched a set of markers, colored pencils and a collection of adult coloring books, Coloring Escapes, last month.

And though the first commercially successful adult coloring books were published in 2012 and 2013, the once-niche hobby has now grown into a full-on trend, with everyone from researchers at Johns Hopkins University to the editors of Yoga Journal suggesting coloring as an alternative to meditation. Here's why you might want to open a page and say ahhhhhh.

According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is a mental health profession in which the process of making and creating artwork is used to "explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem." So basically, it's similar to good old therapy. (Don't think you need therapy? Here's why you should take a mental health day now) Yet art therapy is not only about learning and improving yourself — it's a means of personal expression, too.

Bring yourself and say ahhhhh...

Young and old welcome!