Signed copies of “Color Me Alton: Seasons” shared on Saturday


ALTON — Students signing books Saturday at Alton had the easiest job because they didn’t have to color between the lines.

The Alton High School Graphic Communication students who designed the ‘Color Me Alton: Seasons’ coloring book were on hand at the local Hayner Genealogy and History Library to sign copies of the new book for a regular crowd. of buyers.

The multi-generational coloring book explores the seasons in the Alton region. Official release Saturday at the library. “Color Me Alton: Seasons” was a repeat collaboration between the students and Hayner Library staff member Reneé Johnson.

Student illustrator DJ Holiday said he enjoyed the process of creating the book.

“We were looking for historic places and parks in Alton, we put them on a list and each of us took some and drew them,” Holiday said. “It’s actually quite nice to collaborate because I couldn’t really collaborate with a lot of other artists my age before, so it was nice to meet other people that I could relate to.”

Holiday plans to use this experience when he goes to university to study architectural design and would like to continue doing graphic design at least as a side hobby.

Hallie Beiermann, another member of the student design team, found the project to be a great experience.

“It’s really nice to be able to work with different people and come together to do a project like this,” Beiermann said. “It’s great fun to do, I would do it again.”

Beiermann’s father, Mark, of Godfrey, purchased several of the books for his younger daughter.

“Hallie is really into coloring books,” he said. “My youngest daughter enjoys using coloring books almost every day at home. I hope she follows in her sister’s footsteps.

Student illustrator and design team member Sabrina Northway, who hopes to pursue a career in illustration, said the whole coloring book project was very rewarding.

“I’m learning a lot, I learned about constructive criticism and communication,” Northway said. “I wasn’t good at it at first, but this process helped me and I’m grateful for that.”


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