Designs to Color

In the 1960s, Price Stern Sloan published what was probably the first coloring book for adults as well as kids. Designs to Color was created by Betty Schaffner who believed that people of all ages had an innate imagination and artistic talent that conventional coloring books failed to spark and nurture. Her varied line drawings, sometimes abstract and sometimes recognizable - flowers, faces, animals - will lead any "color-er" into winding paths and jungles of form and into their own worlds of imagination.


No two drawings will ever be identical and even the same person can create completely different moods by changing colors and mediums. From crayons to watercolors to markers, Designs to Color Book 1 will ignite creative ability and fun with 23 original pieces of art which, when finished, look great framed. And new to the series, the last two designs are "Finish Your Own." They are not complete, allowing you to finish them any way your imagination takes you. Whether you're discovering them for the first time or you remember them from childhood, Designs to Color will bring out the kid in you... no matter what age you are!

Data sheet

Betty Schaffner
Page Count
24 (23 black and white illustrations)
Book Category
Art / Crafts & Hobbies
Book Dimensions
10 3/4 x 8 1/2
Cover Type