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Children's 'Color Our Heroes' Art Project Launched

Post Date:04/16/2020 12:54 PM

These are trying times for us all. While those with little ones to care for adjust to the new normal of working from home, keeping a regular schedule is a new challenge.

Although school-age children continue their studies online, there still is a good bit of idle time. Taking walks in the neighborhood, playing video games, watching reruns on TV does help wile away the hours, but it leaves little opportunity to explore one’s creative side.

To reduce screen time and keep those creative juices flowing, the city of Peachtree Corners is launching an arts project called “Color Our Heroes” to help recognize the men and women who are keeping us safe during the pandemic.

Each week, for the next four weeks, a new coloring sheet will be available on the city’s website to download. The first week depicts doctors and nurses, the second, garbage collectors, the third police and EMS personnel and the fourth week will feature teachers.

We are asking everyone to show off their artwork by posting on their front door or window at home. Additionally, we encourage you to post your completed artwork on your social media pages using the hashtags, #colorourheroes, #colorourheroesptc, #peachtreecornersga or #peachtreecorners.

As a thanks and to show appreciation for your efforts, each week a winner will be selected from a random drawing and will receive a gift card from a local business.

Please take time now to download the PDF, put your personal touches on the image, scan and share with your friends and find a prominent place to post at your residence.

Follow these steps to download the image:

  1. Visit www.peachtreecornersga.gov
  2. Locate the “Residents” tab
  3. In the pull-down menu click on “Color Our Heroes”
  4. Select a PDF or PNG file to download

Watch for more images in the coming weeks that you can download, color, and display. We look forward to seeing your unique artwork.

Parents, be sure to send a copy of your child's artwork and your contact information via email to info@peachtreecornersga.gov to enter the gift-card drawing.

Note: If you have a private social media account and still want to be part of the random drawing for gift cards to support our local businesses do one of the following

  • Send an email with a picture of your colored drawing to info@peachtreecornersga.gov with the subject title “Color Our Heroes” to be entered in the drawing. 
  • Send a Direct Message via Instagram to either @peachtreecornersga or @peachtree_corners_network with a picture of your colored drawing to be entered. 

 

Black and while coloring page with image of doctor and nurse.

Sample image of first week's drawing - please use instructions outlined above to download PDF or PNG file from city's website.

 

Watch this short video featuring City Manager Brian Johnson and Jim Stone with Tytan Pictures to learn how the idea for this project was conceived.https://vimeo.com/408393307

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