During this time of great uncertainty, of pandemic, and quarantine, it is easy and normal to feel worried and disoriented, to grieve over missing friends and experiences. Art therapy is a therapeutic approach to improve our overall mental health while integrating creative techniques such as painting, coloring, or drawing. Artmaking can be used to process, release and explore our emotions at this difficult time.
Our faith tells us to place our hope in Christ and to be steadfast in His love. The mission of Carmel Catholic has at its core, an encounter with this same Christ...and yet we must remain physically away from this special place, its traditions, and its people. For this reason, our Graphic Design 2 and 3 students have made creative efforts to bring our community in Christ to you virtually. This coloring book is curated to help remind you of our Carmel community and to help immerse you in its beauty! Bring this imagery to life with coloring supplies around your home or with a digital painting app.
Saint John Paul the Great said in his Letter to Artists, "Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future." If ever there was a time that beauty is needed it is now! Enjoy these pages and the stories and memories that they bring to mind. Engage in the beauty of our community through art therapy and as you do, pray for our students, families, faculty and staff.
Our Graphic Design students are interested in seeing their work support you and to view all the versions their designs will take on. If you are interested in sharing your work, feel free to hashtag #corsairscolor or DM/tag @cchsphotodesign on social media.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us!
Written by Ms. Kambra French, Mrs. Heather Bloomberg and Ms. Maria Murczek
To download "Color in the Crossroads," click on the buttons below.
The PDF download is meant for printer use.
For those without printers at home, the JPEG version can be uploaded to painting and drawing apps on smartphones, tablets and computers. Suggested free smartphone app - ibisPaint X (Android and iOS). See the video below for instructions on how to use the app.