SchoolArts Magazine

Summer 2017

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34 SUMMER 2017 SchoolArts Melody Weintraub Art ROCKS in Memphis E ver since Elvis made music his- tory shine over at Sun Studios, folks have known that Mem- phis is not only the home of the Blues, but also fostered some pretty good rock and roll. However, a new kind of rock has rolled into Memphis, and those living within area code 901 are being "all shook up" by painting and hiding rocks and then posting photos and hints on a Facebook group known as 901 Rocks! Rock Star Lessons It's true that rock painting has been around for ages, but thanks to 901 Rocks!, many in our area are discov- ering for the first time how fun it can be to paint on alternative surfaces. This diverse group includes students Five Ways to Get Started 1. You can find "egg rock" stones in the gardening section of most hardware stores. You can often find a large bag (0.5 cubic ft.) for less than $5. 2. thor emove dust before painting. 3. stones, but details can be added with permanent markers. 4. when the completed artwork . This will help protect the rock fr hide it outside. 5. Spread the word through social media. Keep the rules simple, but establish a few so that the purpose of the group isn't compromised. A L L L E V E L S

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