Cascadia Coloring Pages

Take a look at these original color woodblock prints below by Northwest artists W. Corwin Chase, Waldo S. Chase, and Elizabeth Colborne. The artists made these prints by carving a design into a block of wood, rolling ink onto the block, then pressing a piece of paper over the block to create the print. A different block was used for each color you see, so this was an involved process!

Fortunately, you don't have to carve your own woodblocks to experiment with color. We've made it easier for you! Download these coloring pages and explore your creativity. What color combinations will you choose? Use your imagination while you color in these beautiful Northwest scenes.

Original

W. Corwin Chase (1897-1988)
Tak-Hoo-Ma
1929
Color woodblock print
Private collection

Original

Waldo S. Chase (1895-1988)
Rocky Point
1944
Color woodblock print
Private collection

Original

Waldo S. Chase (1895-1988)
Fawn
circa 1936
Color woodblock print
Private collection

Original

Elizabeth Colborne (1885-1948)
An Alpine Fir in Austin Pass
circa 1928
Color woodblock print
Private collection

Original

Elizabeth Colborne (1885-1948)
Mount Baker, Washington
circa 1928
Color woodblock print
Private collection

Virtual Art Exploration Workshop | Hygge Tea Light Jars

Join artist Lynn Hanson virtually in creating hygge tea light jars. Hygge is a wonderful Danish word for all things homey, cozy, friend and family orientated. The importance of the word may explain why Denmark has been rated one of the happiest countries in the world for several years. In this Family Art Exploration Workshop, you can create your own hygge tea light jar by painting patterns and designs on Japanese paper and adhering your designs to a glass jar.

Lynn Hanson is an artist and owner of Lynn Hanson Gallery in Pioneer Square. Lynn has been doing research on the Danish culture, and creating art inspired by her findings for several years.  

Materials: 

  • Japanese paper for drawing or painting on
  • 2 patterns for tracing
  • Tracing paper
  • 3M double sided sticker
  • Jar
  • Tea light

What is Hygge?

There is a word in Denmark that we don’t have the perfect match for in English. That word is hygge (pronounced hoo-ga). It is a attitude that has helped the Danish people rank for many years on the top of the happiest people in the world list. Hygge is about finding satisfaction in atmosphere that can be created. It is about coziness, being with friends, family, being able to be yourself. A warm blanket and a book by a fireplace. Coffee, cocoa, tea and wine. Wool socks, comfortable pants, a slouchy sweater. One of the most essential parts of creating hygge in your home is candle light.

It is my wish that this project will add to the atmosphere and feeling of hygge in your home. What time is more perfect than this?

 

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