Last week I facilitated a Coloring Book program at my local library and it was a huge success. Around 30 folks joined in the fun. I want to share how things went and what I brought along. Maybe you'll call your local library and volunteer your services.
I brought a variety of coloring materials: colored pencils, spectrum noir markers, regular markers of every type, gel pens, colored pens. I put a set of each type of media in a cup. AC Moore had coloring books for 5 bucks each I grabbed a couple of those.
I cut the pages from the coloring books and as everyone was coming in they were invited to choose a page and a media.
Lots of people were very timid, wondering which media and page were best for beginners. Some folks had arthritis and I was glad to have the large markers for them. My facilitation was really just to encourage a relaxed attitude and give permission.
This little cutie pie needed no permission (she snuck in with her mom and aunt ;) and was an excellent example. Later in the class, I walked Susan's coloring (see the first photo) around and pointed out the different media she was mixing. It was important to show that Susan was not being "SUPER CAREFUL" and even went outside the lines now and then.
It was a fantastic evening. Everyone left feeling empowered about their ability to make a little art. You may be able to scrounge up the materials. I am wondering if your local library and art center could partner up to help you pull off a program. Talk to them. Make some community.