Nov 13 – Dec 20, 2015 * Let’s Color! De-Stressing Drop-In!

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Nov 13, 2015
6:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Coloring Book Sheets by Patsy Coffey Kline

Holiday Open House
De-stressing Drop-In Sessions:

Saturday’s and Sunday’s

Nov 21 – Dec 20 from Noon – 5pm

Coloring books are not just for kids anymore! In fact, publishers have lately been launching coloring books specifically for adults. It’s the latest craze. Why? Find out at House Tremont’s first Exquisite Corpse Adult Coloring Book Happening. Come out and meet some new friends, color, chat, listen to LIBRARIAN drop vinyl bombs, maybe sip on a smoothie, shop cool vintage finds by Tremont Flea, and view great art!

We have combined coloring, positive words, and our ongoing Surrealist Exquisite Corpse installation to create a new twist on the Surrealist parlor game. We have made one-of-a-kind coloring pages with positive personality adjective on each. The goal is to select a page without knowing the adjective, color the page while listing to music, and act out the adjective for the night — and hopefully during the holidays when you are about to stress out. It’s just a fun new way to enjoy an evening and forget your troubles.
The practice of coloring is known to generate wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. One of the first psychologists to apply coloring as a relaxation technique was Carl G. Jüng in the early 20th century. He did this through mandalas. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress. In simplest terms, coloring has a de-stressing effect because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. But coloring also brings out our imagination and takes us back to our childhood, a period in which we most certainly were innocent. Concentrating on coloring an image may also facilitate the replacement of negative thoughts and images with pleasant ones — especially when positive word are attached. So get coloring!

PS Thanks Char for showing me it’s okay to color again!

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