by Emma Castro and Jamie Fujii
Painting on paper and canvas are cool, but what about painting on a rock? It may sound a bit strange at first, but this is a fun activity!
On April 18th, we interns in the Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies Program, will be painting rocks to decorate the Home Garden Network’s Korner in Miller Hall. The purpose is to paint a rock to leave at the Korner, and paint a rock to take home. These ‘rocks of art’ will be used to decorate the many potted plants laying around, or for display. It will beautify our student spaces at UH, and allow people to see other individuals’ artwork. This event will bring individuals together for a relaxing morning of painting rocks.
- April 18th
- Workshops at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
- Miller Hall, 3rd floor
- Please RSVP by April 14th to Jamie or Emma.
The Home Garden Network (HGN), part of HDFS, has been busy fixing up a new place to study and lounge in. This area is called the Home Garden Korner. It is located on the third floor of Miller Hall and is open to everyone. We want to brighten up the Home Garden Korner area with some color. What a better way to do it than by painting rocks!
As HGN interns, we’ve decided to do more activities that are engaging and meaningful for the community. Our last event, the Valentine’s Day Ikebana, was a huge success and proved that bringing people together and creating a workshop is incredibly fun.
Rock painting is calming and helps individuals feel relaxed. It is a simple activity that everyone can participate in. It can provide a much-needed ‘escape’ from a difficult and stressful year, and can bring a little bit of happiness to everyone through art.
We hope this unique event will welcome the community to paint rocks with us, and allow people to leave their mark at the Home Garden Korner in hopes of coming back and seeing their rock still resting where they left it. We want people to be as creative as possible with their designs and encourage students to want to come back, again and again, to the Home Garden Korner.
“I am very proud of our HDFS student interns, Emma and Jamie, for their creativity and contribution to the development of our Home Garden Network program by bringing people from the campus and community at large together to carry out the activities (e.g., Ikebana and rock painting) that help ease all the tensions that most of us have gone through during this pandemic,” says Sothy Eng of HDFS.
So please join us April 18 and ‘Leave a rock, take a rock!’