Mindfulness Colouring Book

We commissioned talented illustration and fine art students to create drawings for our mindfulness colouring book. Each illustration is accompanied by a feature on the student. The books are being distributed at various events across the year or you are welcome to collect one from LU Arts office.

‘Keep Calm & Carry On Colouring’ is a publication featuring 16 drawings which were selected by the team, with accompanying statements from the artists about themselves, their work and why they wanted to be involved in this project.

The aim of the book is to encourage students studying at Loughborough to manage their stresses through a creative outlet. The collection has drawings dedicated to space, architecture and quirky iconography as well as more abstract designs. All of the contributed pieces have been submitted by Fine Art and Graphic Communication and Illustration students and graduates, who were paid for their work.

They are available to Loughborough students free of charge at various LU Arts events and on campus throughout the year.

Talking about the book, Director of LU Arts Nick Slater said: 

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing in the moment, free from distraction and fully focused on the activity we are involved in. We hope that this colouring book will help other students to escape the stresses of daily life, providing an opportunity to channel their thoughts and creativity through colouring in the imaginative and intricate drawings contained within the book.

 One of the contributing artists, Becky Shepperson, added: 

Colouring is one of those things that can benefit everybody, there’s nothing more relaxing than cosying up with a hot drink and a colouring book to destress – it’s helped me many times! I hope my design will allow people to forget about life’s stresses for a while and fall in love with art.