Rock'n HSU was an L4HSU workshop presented this summer at the HSU Library. Students, staff, admins, faculty, and community members of all ages came together to paint rocks with pictures or words for themselves or others. Then a project was created as the collection of rocks grew. At the end of the summer, as we approached 75+ rocks, the goal became to have 100 for spreading around campus when the students returned to classes. We made it with 106 rocks as seen in the photo above!
If you come across a rock with "Rock'n HSU" on the back, feel free to take a photo with it and post to the Rock'n HSU Facebook group. You are welcome to keep the rock or re-hide it (on campus, please). If you re-hide it, you can post a photo of where or you can keep it a secret. We want to make this fun for everyone involved so be safe and don't trample the landscaping.
Painting and hiding rocks is a fun and easy way to spread happiness, make connections, and you don't have to be artistic! Ranging from a complex scene to a simple message or graphic, your found rock can brighten someone's day. This summer we shared ideas and supplies needed to create fun painted rocks for you to keep or hide. Watch for workshops during the school year to create your own rocks or use this guide to get started on your own.
"One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life!" -- The Kindness Rocks Project
There are oodles of rock painting ideas online. Search Google images for rock painting and then you can narrow it down to easy, hearts, animals, abstract, even Star Wars and Harry Potter! Paint as detailed or as simple as you want, add words or just have a design of your own.
There are so many video tutorials on YouTube! Just search rock painting and have fun! Here are some to get you started:
These tips have been collected from various websites and Facebook groups and I hope you find them helpful.