Sunshine 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 2022-05-27: 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.