We have great stuff – colouring books
Two colouring books featuring fantastic images from our University of Edinburgh Centre for Research Collection are available on a CC BY licence for anyone to download, print, and colour-in.
The colour-in images have been created by our Interactive Content team and attendees at Adult colouring workshops run by the team and student interns.
The books are available to download in PDF format, and are also available in high-resolution (300 dpi) in Flickr albums.
The creators of these colouring boos would love to see folks amazing colouring efforts by using the following hashtags on social media: #WeHaveGreatStuff #WeAreEdinburgh
They also created open licensed videos about the book creation process including tutorials on how to use Sketchpad to create your very own colouring in images. Or you can download your own copy of the workshop participant’s handbook. This step-by-step guide will help you transform photographs from the collection into new artworks. The tutorial can be completed in approximately one-hour and requires no commercial software, licence or installation.
Marta’s Illustrations – Playlist
Sketchpad Tutorials – Playlist
Promotional videos – Playlist
But wait, there’s more!
The Interactive Content team have created a wealth of resources around this project including open licensed blogs or the processes, activities, and outcomes of the colouring book creation, an interactive treasure map showing the locations linked to images in the colouring book, mental wellbeing resources, and information about further events.
This project was supported by alumni and friends of the University of Edinburgh through the Student Experience Grants scheme.
Additional funds were kindly provided by an IAD Action Fund regular grant and Festival of Creative Learning funding.
These colouring books created by staff at The University of Edinburgh, are available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.
Header Image:Sound Chamber, Original photograph: Peter Tuffy, Illustration: Kirsty Ross, CC BY