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Massapequa Artists Share Their Talents For Coloring Book

Coloring Book   Coloring Book

Dozens of talented student-artists at Massapequa High School joined forces with art teachers from the Massapequa School District to spread some cheer in the community. They created a digital coloring book, set to be released prior to the holiday break.

The idea was conceived by officers from the high school’s National Art Honor Society. Art students from both the main and Ames campuses, as well as elementary and secondary level art teachers, contributed drawings for the book. It is 111 pages. With the goal of making it a family activity, the sketches range from simple to complex, so artists of all ages can find something to color.

Paul Leone, co-adviser of the honor society along with Patti Krakoff, said that the contributing students and teachers had the option of submitting hand-drawn or digitally created pieces. Because it was published online, people will have the option of selecting the pages they want to complete and can print them out at home.

“We wanted to make sure that it was accessible to everyone and digital was the way to go,” Mr. Leone said, noting that the art honor society is a service-based organization. “This was a way to do it safely and contribute to the community in a meaningful way.”

Honor society co-presidents Gabriella Auz and Kayla Hassett said that the organization has created coloring books in the past, and this was a good year to revive the idea to raise the spirits of the Massapequa school community during the pandemic. They said that all of the drawings are of holiday and winter scenes.

Community members can share their completed pages on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #pequacoloringbook.

You can view the coloring book at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DjZy4L8cLnXcYdZhQpMjR1timAqEVngZ/view?ts=5fdcdf4e