How (and Why!) We Created a Gigantic Coloring Wall at Re:Make
Yep, you read that right. Last month at Re:Make, in partnership with Target, we created the biggest coloring book wall we’ve ever seen, and we asked attendees to help color it. That’s literally thousands of hands creating art together! Inspiring creativity is what we are all about, so seeing this project come together and get people drawing made our hearts explode with joy.
Let’s talk about where this idea came from. Did you know that just 30 minutes of coloring each day can dramatically reduce stress and help you sleep better? This is science, people! Try it. We dare you.
Creative projects trigger a release of dopamine in the brain which helps the body deal with anxiety and depression. Coloring also helps people perform better at work according to a study led by San Francisco State University. Need we say more? Basically, creative projects will make your life better :)
You might be wondering how we made this coloring wall and giant book. Our design team created the artwork.
Then we teamed up with a production company who built the wall and book.
Now you might be wondering why we did this at Re:Make. Other than the aforementioned reasons, we wanted to create an activation for attendees. At Brit + Co we make it our mission to engage people of all ages to pick up a paint brush, a glue gun, a hammer or in this case, a crayon and get making!
As humans, we are innately creative. Regardless of age or skill, we all have it in us.
We were also excited about the idea of having attendees create part of the decor. It was so cool to see kids and adults alike adding their own special touch to the wall.
In the end, we had a HUGE collaborative piece of art. What better way to inspire creativity?
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)