During the first pandemic lockdown, a lot of adults took up colouring as a form of relaxation. And now for the second time, the Timmins Museum is tapping into that, with an adult colouring contest for Museum Month.
Program coordinator Monica Towsley is hoping for a similar response to the first contest, which attracted more entries from the over-18 crowd than the adolescent category.
“The prize includes a membership to the museum for the year,” she points out, “as well as we have some Timmins swag, so we have a Timmins hoodie that we’ll be giving to the winner as well.”
Prizes for the younger categories include a museum membership and what Towsley calls “crafts and other fun things”.
These are not simply clipart downloads. Program coordinator Monica Towsley says they’re original drawings by museum staff member Paul Raiche (Raysh).
“The adult one is of a couple in front of a Hollinger house that is fully decorated with a garden and it’s dated in about the 1930s. So it’s beautiful.”
The child’s drawing is of kids playing outside a cabin, going fishing.
You can pick up a paper copy at the museum, or download it from its website. Entry deadline is May 31st.