What is #CalArtRocks?
1. #CalArtRocks is meant to be a fun, family activity that anyone can participate in. In it's simplist form, it's just rock painting. The caveat is that it's rock painting, rock hiding, rock hunting, and finally when you find one of the painted rocks, it's sharing with the group. Preferably both sharing a picture of the rock with information regarding where it was found, as well as a general description of where you might be re-hiding the same rock.
Cal Art Supply is working on this project with the City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation Dept. (#SanMateoRocks), and they've given us authorization to hide rocks within the city parks during the month of July 2018. Our intention is ultimately involve other cities and their parks, as well as get further permissions to utilize the San Mateo parks for this project.
All that being said...
2. Some rocks will be "PRIZE" rocks, and if both shared on our #CalArtRocks private group Facebook page, and then returned to California Art Supply you'll receive either a gift card or merchandise prize.
This activity is meant to be FREE, and inclusive of anyone wanting to participate. California Art Supply will host "Rock Painting Days" and supply rocks and paints to decorate them. Certainly you can create your own at home and participate in any way you wish, but preferably we'd love to have you all join our private group Facebook page devoted to this activity.
Parks in Play
This is a great opportunity to get out and explore a park (or two...three, four) that you've not previously visited. Currently we're authorized by San Mateo Parks & Rec to use the following parks (click on the park name and you'll be directed to that parks website):
Free Rock Painting Days at
California Art Supply
Dates Coming Soon...
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During our FREE rock painting days, we'll supply all paints, brushes, markers, and rocks. That being said, if you have something special in mind or wish to bring your favorite "pet" rock, feel free. And remember to dress appropriately both in regard to working with paint, but also in regard to weather since we'll be utilizing our back patio to host these events.