The School of Life: Colouring As Therapy: Walden Pond



Colouring is not just an activity for children, but an enjoyable and therapeutic pastime for adults too. We work hard to juggle the many challenges and complexities of modern life, and we need time to relax and recharge.

The simple, meditative act of colouring in lines on a page can help to alleviate anxiety, sharpen our concentration, and cultivate a deep sense of calm. You don’t need to be an artist to create a masterpiece.

Our illustrators have designed these posters with collaboration in mind. Using their framework as a guide, we encourage you to exercise your imagination as you select your colours and fill in between – and outside – the lines.

An ideal activity for time spent alone or shared in the company of friends. A1 Colouring poster | 680 x 990mm | 128gsm art paper The School of Life commisioned Illustrator Michael Kirkham to re-imagine the great literary work, Walden: or Life in the Woods by Thoreau.

Michael Kirkham works internationally in the fields of advertising, editorial and design. He has been represented by the Heart Agency in London and New York since 2007. He lives with his partner and their two young children in Edinburgh, UK. He also enjoys walks.

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