RAL hosts rock painting workshop

The Rappahannock Art League on Main Street in Kilmarnock held a rock painting workshop last Friday. Above are students from The Learning Center listening to event coordinator Marilyn Sprouse give inspiring ideas on how to paint their rocks.

by Madison White Franks 

KILMARNOCK—A social media treasure hunt has taken the Northern Neck and surrounding areas by storm, painting rocks and hiding them has become a popular summer activity. 

The Rappahannock Art League in Kilmarnock held a rock painting workshop last Friday. Youth added their creative and colorful designs on Mother Nature’s miniature canvas. 

Event coordinator Marilyn Sprouse instructed the children to examine their rocks to see what kind of picture would look the best. The budding artists painted anything from jellyfish to abstract art. 

Barry Beswick said the concept behind NNK Rocks is to bring joy and brighten the day of those who paint and hide their rocks and to those who discover them. 

To participate, paint a rock and hide it for someone to find and post a picture of the rock at the NNK Rocks Facebook Group.