Ashley Longshore, Terrance Osborne among artists offering coloring pages to keep you busy

Many people getting creative with different activities to stay busy during social distancing. If you’re trying to pull yourself, or your kids, away from binge-watching TV screens, one idea is use your artistic side to tackle an old-fashioned coloring sheet.

Grab some crayons or markers and get those creative juices flowing.

Some Louisiana artists are releasing creative color pages for free, most featuring different scenes from New Orleans culture.

Ashley Longshore

Louisiana’s favorite outspoken artist surprises fans with free coloring sheets that are very on-theme for International Women’s Month. The images will include history-making women like Malala, Nina Simone, Greta Thunberg and Florence Nightingale. Check back for new images at Ashley Longshore’s website.

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FREE COLORING PAGES FOR YOU!!!!! The first four women are MALALA, NINA SIMONE, GRETA THUNBERG, and FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE!!! Being creative calms my nerves! I thought this would be fun to do with kids in Quarantine or for anyone really! A great oportunity for kids to learn about these incredible ladies! Go to my shopify to COLOR PAGES and its a free dowload. Screen shot and print or drag and drop to desktop! There is no charge and we are NOT shipping them…. Just PRINT and COLOR! Post your final work with a photo or video and tag me and ill repost!!! I love you!!! I am going to add more next week!! Use the hashtag #ashleylongshorecolorclass. LINK IN PROFILE!!!!! LETS MAKE ART!!!!!!!!!!!! 💋💋💋 #ashleylongshore #popart#letsGO

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Terrance Osborne

Famous for his iconic paintings depicting New Orleans life, Terrance Osborne dropped some coloring sheets in the style of his work. The New Orleans artist offers his complete coloring packet online for $35, but you can score a couple of them free on his Facebook page.

Might be time for these. #coloringsheets 11×17 #familytimeOrder here ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Posted by Terrance Osborne Gallery on Monday, March 23, 2020

Sarah Clostio Artistry

Mandeville artist Sarah Clostio offers free Louisiana-themed color sheets for home printing. The pages depict popular scenes and items from Louisiana culture like snoballs, Mardi Gras, St. Louis Cathedral and a shotgun house.

There isn’t much I feel like I can do right now with the growing panic, but I CAN provide your kids with a few FREE…

Posted by Sarah Clostio Artistry on Saturday, March 14, 2020

Maggie Covert LeBlanc

Maggie Covert LeBlanc, New Orleans artist behind Walking Man Studios, released some charming illustrations of New Orleans architecture. LeBlanc offers the prints for free on her website.

Brandan ‘bmike’ Odoms

New Orleans’ visual artist Brandan “BMike” Odums is widely known for Exhibit BE and his Studio BE gallery, a 35,000 square foot warehouse in the Bywater neighborhood. Odums is releasing a “Home is where the Art Is” coloring book and activity guide to engage young artists. Find out how to get a free copy by visiting this website and following Studio Be on Instagram.


Posted by Studio Be on Tuesday, March 31, 2020


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