Congratulations and welcome to campus! Over 500 painted rocks have been placed around campus, both outside and inside buildings, as a result of the very successful summer workshop series Rock'n HSU offered through L4HSU and some members of local rock painting groups. We had fun painting designs, colors, and positive statements on rocks for you to find as you travel across campus.
You are welcome to keep the rock or rehide it (on campus) for others to find. You can also hold on to it to give to someone else who may need it during the semester. If you would like, you can take a photo with it and post to the Rock'n HSU Facebook group (and join the group, if you are interested!). We love seeing the happy people who find our rocks. In order to make this fun and safe for everyone, please don't don't trample the landscaping or search in unsafe locations.
Thanks for participating and we hope you have a good fall semester.
8 workshops and almost 400 rocks produced to put around campus! YOU ALL ROCK!!!
Rock'n HSU was an L4HSU workshop started in the Summer of 2018 at the HSU Library and continued through Summer 2019! Students, staff, administrators, faculty, and community members of all ages came together to paint rocks with pictures and/or words. Last year more than 100 rocks were painted, some went home with their creators but others were donated to become part of the welcome to HSU project. 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! This summer we painted over 400!!!
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.