Rock Painting Club

  • Contact: Karren Amos

  • Meets: 1st and 4th Monday each Month from 1 PM to 3 PM (See below for any changes to this schedule)

  • Location: Retzlaff Hall

  • Participants: Open to all Sunshine Residents/Renters and their immediate adult family members.

  • Cost: In order to cover the cost of rocks and painting materials being supplied, there is a $5 per participant fee per session.

  • Details:

    • We anticipate spreading joy and kindness throughout the community.

    • The Sunshine Rock Painting Club would/could paint and distribute painted rocks to:

      • friends, family & others

      • nursing homes

      • extended care facilities

      • children's floors at local health facilities (if acceptable)

      • schools (younger ages)

    • FINAL NOTE: We have the facility, Retzlaff Hall, to accommodate a growing Rock Painting Group. The Sunshine Rock Painting Club is a “win/win” club for Sunshine Country Club Estates.

    •  QUICK HISTORY of Rock Painting.

      • Rock Painting was developed by a Kindness movement, and several countries, in addition to the US*, participate. Other countries participating include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK.
        *The Kindness Rocks Project was started in the US in 2015 by Megan Murphy on Cape Cod.

News & Events

Sent 2022-09-24: REMINDER: Rock Painting Club, Sept 26, 1-3 pm - 





Karren Amos

Sent 2022-08-31: Rock Painting Club - Rock Sale - 

The Rock Painting Club will be selling rocks in the Hall on Friday, September 2nd from 12:30 to 1:30. We understand that many members are unable to drive to get rocks so we are selling them at cost. Rocks will be $1 each. Please try to bring exact change. There will be a limit of 5 rocks per person at this time so we will have enough rocks for anyone who wants them. They will be unwashed.     - Karren Amos




Mon, Aug 22nd, 1-3pm!

Any questions? Please phone me at 309-781-3479 Karren Amos

Sent 2022-08-14: Rock Painting Club: Received Letter of Appreciation - 

Sunshine Country Club Estates - Rock Painting Club!

I am pleased to share with Sunshine Country Club Estates Rock Painting Club & residents
- the Estates Rock Painting Club received a Letter of Appreciation from "Veterans Affairs", Harlingen TX, for the painted rocks we donated this past Veterans Day.

Copies of the letter will be available at our next Rock Painting Club session on August 22nd.

Spreading Kindness - One Rock at a Time!"

- Karren Amos

Sent 2022-07-29: Rock Painting: Aug 1 session cancelled - 

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Rock Painting session scheduled for Monday, August 1 has been cancelled. Those who normally attend have been notified. However, I wanted to let anyone I hadn't contacted who might be planning to attend, know about the cancellation.     - Karren Amos

2022-01-25: Pictures from this session - 

Pictures from our Sunshine Rock Painting Class, July 25th, 2022.

Reminder, we also have a class this next Monday, August 1st, 2022.

Christy introduced us to painting Gnomes. It was a fun class! Thanks to all that participated.

- Karren Amos

Sent 2022-07-24: REMINDER: Upcoming Rock Painting Sessions - 


Sunshine Estates Rock Painting Club classes are on this Monday,July 25th and also on August1st, 1 to 3pm.

Setup will start at 12:45pm Monday as all materials have been reorganized.

Thank you to all who have been helping with setup.

Looking forward to seeing all members on Monday.

Feel free to call me if you have any questions or suggestions. 309-781-3479.
- Karren Amos

2022-07-11: Pictures from this session - 

Thank you, ladies, for attending our Sunshine Estates Rock Painting Class yesterday. Also, thank you to those that prepainted and sealed the rocks we used in our project. Finally, thank you Christy McNitt Richards for providing demo on painting flowers. We hope you and Shelley will come back to another Sunshine Rock Painting Class.

Update on the July 11 Class: 

*** FINAL UPDATE for our Sunshine Estates Rock Painting class today!

We'll have 2 guests, please wear your name tags today!

Door prize/raffles of ROCK PAINTING ITEMS!

Please bring that hair dryer if you have one!

See you at 1pm TODAY!

Thanks to all! I especially appreciate all of the rock painting preparation by Vicky and her friends for today's class!


*********** U P D A T E********

I'm asking everyone that has a HAIR DRYER to please bring it to ROCK PAINTING CLASS with you on Monday. It will help the paint drying of the flowers on the rocks! Thank you in advance.

Please come even if you don't have a hair dryer, we'll share!


REMINDER: ROCK PAINTING CLUB is meeting the 11th of July, this coming Monday!

I've invited a member of Harlingen Rocks to demonstrate painting flowers on rocks with brushes, blending colors for the flowered rocks etc.

Also, there will be periodic free raffles throughout the 2 hour class!

See you on Monday, July 11th @ 1pm to 3pm for the next Sunshine Rock Painting Club Class.

- Karren Amos   Ph 309-781-3479

Sent 2022-05-27: 2022 Sunshine Rock Painting Club meeting dates w/updates - 

I contacted the SEPO Office and changed two dates for the Rock Painting Club.
An "*" before the dates below indicate where I moved the Rock Painting to the following Monday (for July 4th and Labor Day holidays. This denotes the change from the 1st week to the 2nd week of those two months where there are holidays on the 1st Monday.
Note: my original suggestion only listed dates in May 2022. I overlooked the need to extend our meeting dates to the end of the year.  
Club meeting dates are: 
May 23rd
June 6th & 27th
*July 11th & 25th
Aug 1st & 22nd
*Sept 12th & 26th
Oct 3rd & 24th
Nov 7th & 28th
Dec 5th & 26th
We will determine 2023 dates later.

Karren Amos

2022-05-23: Pictures from this session - 

Here's some pictures from yesterday's class.

2022-05-02: Pictures from this session - 

The 2nd Rock Painting Class @ Sunshine was held on May 2. This time it was 'Puffy Painting'. Karren would like to thank everyone for being "all in" for these classes. Here's some pictures from yesterday's class.

Sent 2022-05-01: Update on Sunshine Rock Painting Dates -

Yes, We are continuing our Sunshine Rock Painting! Thank you ALL for your interest and support!

There are lots of pictures from our first class posted below.

Next Rock Painting date is Monday, May 2nd, 2022 in Retzlaff Hall. - THIS COMING MONDAY!


On Monday we will demonstrate Puffy Paint painted rocks!! It is so much fun!
We will discuss painting supplies, how we will fund the supplies in the future, and attendees.

From thereafter, we will meet each month on 1st and 4th Monday, 1 to 3 pm.

Any questions,   Phone 309-781-3479


Here are some of the beautiful Painted Rocks from our first session, which was held on April 27, 2022.

Can't you just see how everyone was having a fun time!

Sent 2022-04-19: ROCK PAINTING at SUNSHINE - First session is scheduled - 

It's approved, we're having our first ROCK PAINTING get-together April 27, 2022, 1:30pm to 3:30pm in Retzlaff Hall.
For this first session, ALL painting supplies (and the rocks) will be provided. If you haven't already signed up in the Library, please send me an email at, or call me at 309-781-3479.

Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested and doesn't have an e-mail address on file in the SEPO Office.
- Karren Amos

Sent 2022-04-12: ROCK PAINTING at Sunshine! - 

TO all:
I am trying to see if there's any interest in ROCK PAINTING at Sunshine!  It would be a good hobby during very hot periods of time.  You do not have to have any previous rock painting, or any painting talent at all.
Have you noticed painted rocks by the mailbox entry?  I left them for anyone that would want them.  They are always gone the next time I go check our mail, and leave another rock.  I've received feedback for a couple of the rocks I left there.  One is on its' way to WI by a Sunshine resident.  
If you are interested, please let me know by contacting me per my information below.
Depending on interest, or not, I will be providing further details on how this would work.  Best days, times, etc.  Those that are interested could go to FB Harlingen Rocks to get a glimpse of "painted rocks"!  Anyone could enjoy this activity with no previous painting or art experience.
Karren Amos     ph 309-781-3479   email
I look forward to hearing from you soon.