Colouring on paper is one of the most familiar hobbies we have. It sounds like playing with paper, pencil and colours to many. Whatever the sketch is it is always loved to fill the colours. If you enjoy colouring, then September 14 is your day. Discover more about national colouring day and its history, activities and quotes.
When is National Colouring Day is celebrated?
Every year September 14 is observed as national colouring day to inspire people to colour without any hesitation.
National Colouring Day History
The art of colouring is celebrated on National Coloring Day, whether it be with crayons, coloured pencils, markers, or other tools. As part of the “democratization of art,” which asserted that all pupils may benefit from art since it enhances cognitive capacities, develops skills useful for finding a vocation, and benefits kids spiritually, colouring became increasingly popular in the United States.
The Little Folks’ Painting Book, published by the McLoughlin Brothers firm in the 1880s, is widely regarded as the first colouring book. Crayons didn’t become widely used until the 1930s, and early colouring books used paint rather than crayons. Both kids and adults are said to benefit from colouring, and it’s also thought to be therapeutic for people who are stressed out or going through trauma.
National Colouring Day Activities
Whenever you prefer permanent markers, pens, coloured pencils, or crayons, there are art materials out there just for you! Sit down with some paper or a colouring book after gathering your favourite supplies. Purchase free colouring pages online if you don’t already have any and print them out at home.
Parties are popular, and on National Coloring Day, you may celebrate colouring with all of your friends. Pick a colouring book with perforated pages and some coloured pencils, then spread them out on any flat surface. While working, share the coloured pencils and chat with others!
It’s sad that schools’ budgets for their fine arts programs have been shrinking over the past ten years. Make a difference on National Coloring Day by giving away colouring materials. Countless libraries also provide after-school programs, and because of your kind donation, colouring might end up being a kid’s top pick.
National Colouring Day Quote
‘Colour helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that is, the artist’s brain.’-Henri Matisse
‘Without black, no colour has any depth.’-Amy Grant
‘Colour is a power that directly influences the soul.’-Wassily Kandinsky
‘Colour! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.’-Paul Gauguin
‘I am a believer that colour affects people’s moods.’-Lilly Pulitzer
‘Colour is the place where our brain and the universe meet.’-Paul Klee
‘I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way.’-Georgia O’Keeffe
I gave to pink, the nerve of the red, a neon pink, an unreal pink.’-Elsa Schiaparelli
‘Color creates, enhances, changes, reveals, and establishes the mood of the painting.’-Kiff Holland
‘Colors answer feelings in man; shapes answer thought; motion answers will.’-John Sterling
‘Colors, like features, follow the changes of emotions.’-Pablo Picasso
‘All colours arouse specific associative ideas.’- Yves Klein
‘Colors are the smiles of nature.’-Leigh Hunt
‘Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment.’-Claude Monet
‘You can never judge a paint hue by the liquid colour in the paint pot. You must apply it to the wall, wait for the paint to dry, and then decide.’-Dorothy Draper
‘Colour provokes a psychic vibration. Colour hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body.’-Wassily Kandinsky
‘The greatest masterpieces were once only pigmented on a palette.’-Henry S. Haskins
‘Colours speak all languages.’-Joseph Addison