Visit Sarasota County works with Ringling College of Art + Design student for a child-friendly coloring and activity book
SARASOTA, Fla. (August 22, 2018) – Visit Sarasota County worked with Brittany Starbuck, a recent graduate of Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida to create a Sarasota-themed child-friendly coloring and activity book.
The 22-page coloring and activity book features illustrations of landmarks such as the Ca’ d’Zan mansion, the Ringling bridge, and the Sailor Statue along with locations such as the Myakka River State Park, the BMX racing track and the Venice Fishing Pier. Mazes and learn-to-draw activities along with fun facts about area attractions, flora and animals are also included.
“With a world-class illustration institution in Sarasota, it was a natural fit to work with Ringling College of Art + Design to produce the coloring and activity book,” says Erin Duggan, VP of Visit Sarasota County. “We like to educate all of our visitors about what there is to experience throughout Sarasota. We have guides and brochures for adults and the coloring books allow us to educate children on their level.”
Starbuck is recent graduate from Ringling with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with honors.
“It was a fun and engaging project,” says Starbuck. “I definitely learned more about the Sarasota community and it was fun to interpret it in a manner that would appeal to children.”
The coloring and activity book is free and offered at our Official Visitor Information Center located at 1945 Fruitville Road. Limited quantities are available.
About Sarasota County
Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences, a circus heritage unlike no other in the world and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides a beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Beach, named the Trip Advisors’ People’s Choice Award for “Best Beach” and the “Best Beach in America” by Dr. Beach in 2017. In 2017, Sarasota County’s Nathan Benderson Park hosted the 2017 World Rowing Championships—the first United States destination to host the event in more than 20 years. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit www.VisitSarasota.com or call (800) 522-9799.
About Ringling College of Art + Design
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.