Here you’ll find colouring sheets for the little ones and those still young at heart- and all created from pieces in our collections! Each colouring sheet was created by a member of the Visitor Team carefully hand tracing an image of a piece from our collections. We try to bring out as many details included by the artists or makers (and any details of marks resulting from the journey these objects have been on) as we can. We aim to make our colouring sheets as faithful to the real thing as possible whilst still giving you plenty to keep you busy and help you unwind. This project is a labour of love and can be slow going at times but, if you keep checking this page, you’ll notice that new colouring sheets will be uploaded periodically. You can download a pdf version of our colouring sheets for free and find out about the process of turning a work into a colouring sheet, as well as read about the history behind the original artwork or the artist, by following the links below. Physical copies of some of our colouring sheets will be available for free at the Whitworth. The sheets we have available at the gallery will vary, so check if we have different colouring sheets up for grabs on your next visit!
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Studies of Hens by William Mulready (1786-1863), drawn 14/09/1824. This piece was hand traced by Hannah. Read about the process of creating this colouring sheet, find out more about the artist and the project and download a pdf version of the colouring sheet for free.
Study of a sheep by Walter Crane (1845-1915). This piece was hand traced by Steph. Read about the process of creating this colouring sheet, find out more about Walter Crane’s love of drawing animals and download a pdf version of the colouring sheet for free.
St George by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), c. 1504-1506. Hannah and Steph discuss the creation our colouring sheet of Dürer’s St George and the popular image of the saint as a dragon slayer. Don’t forget to download your free pdf version of our colouring sheet!