The Palm Desert Historical Society Museum has brought their creative genius into play, making available a truly magnificent venture guaranteed to tempt young minds to indulge in learning about their culture rich history, as well as capture the hearts and attention of everyone with a finished product worthy of display in any home or office.
Investing their talent and attention, Lynn Englar, Mark Lunn, and Terry Cardinal have created a spectacular tool geared toward educating people about the desert and the community surrounding it that comprises their life story, both past and present. Terry Cardinal, the Director of Membership Development (Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce) in 1977, determined the need for passing on the wealth of knowledge gained from the pas, to the future generations was a task that was both necessary and important.
Rallying the aid of a knowledgeable educator named Lynn Englar; the solution to this educational and fun learning adventure was planned and brought into existence after the addition of Mark Lunn to the creative team. ColorMeOnline.com is a brilliant display of a myriad of pictures covering a broad range of topics from historical buildings to animals of the desert, famous masterpieces, and locations.
Currently available online, are 100+ paintings that are fully downloadable to be colored by children or anyone else interested in viewing history in a colorful and fascinating way. Embarking on an intellectual journey made simple and easily remembered through beautiful designs and paintings, the Palm Desert Historical Society Museum has produced a valuable tool for not only helping to educate young children, but also enabling them to maximize the learning process by actively taking part in determining their view of color and design to some of the most famous masterpieces known to man.
Divided under two main categories are three additional sub categories that include numerous sub-headings covering a compilation of art history lessons taught through pictures for coloring? Each individual picture includes an explanation of the painting, animal, or location being displayed. The masterpiece paintings also include a number of multiple choice questions created by educators in the grade school level, geared specifically toward encouraging memory enhancement.
The two main categories are Masterpiece Collections, and Nature Collections. Under these two are the three more in depth headings of Color Me Masterpieces which gives children a vast number of choices between such pictures as Matisse’s “Lady Playing Guitar”, Rousseau’s “The Sleeping Gypsy”, “Portrait of Mother” by Whistler, and the ever popular “Mona Lisa” by Advance, along with so many more. Also parts of this collection are the American Art Masterpieces and some Masterpiece Sculptures that serve as an integral part of the history of the United States. Color Me Nature gives children a wide variety of bird and mammal pictures to choose from, while Color Me Location provides pictures of local historical locations in the surrounding Palm Desert area as a means of teaching the children about their community. Currently undergoing construction is a number of other collections, Plants, California, and Reptiles & Amphibians.
Sharing history with your children in a fun and relaxed manner is what ColorMeOnline is all about. They have created a tool to help you build a strong foundation for your children as they search for knowledge and understanding of their past, in an effort to perfect the future.