painted-rocksHey all, it’s Eva. I’m the Arts Education Specialist at the Downtown Library. Normally, I arrange for all the art shows at the Downtown Library and lead Crafternoon sessions, but I’m working from home right now, so I’ve incorporated Crafternoon into my at-home work. We’re calling these “Art Breaks” because it’s nice to take a break for art every day!

The past few weeks, I’ve been painting rocks and leaving them at the end of my driveway for the neighborhood kids to take or admire (along with a pile of blank rocks). It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve experimented with several techniques. When I’ve done rock painting programs at the library, I’ve mostly used acrylic paint with brushes and wooden skewers, pencil erasers, or chopsticks to make dots. I recognize that not everyone has acrylic paint at home, so I tried out colored pencils and paint pens as well. I really like all three techniques and you can see the results a quite varied. Butterfly = colored pencil, sunflower = acrylic paint, dots and lines = paint pens.

Check out the YouTube tutorial to learn more. In the meantime, I’m going to hide some decorative rocks at some of the libraries. 😊