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Art Students Start 'SBS Rocks' Project

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The National Art Honor Society at Saint Bernard School is trying to spread the word that “SBS Rocks.”

Students, faculty and staff have been attending bi-weekly rock painting workshops after school in the art wing. Attendees paint colorful, and often inspirational, rocks to hide in their communities for others to find. The goal is simple: to have fun, create art, and spread the creativity of the school into the community. 

“We really wanted to do this as an after school project to brighten people’s spirits,” said junior Rebecca Grabon.

Rebecca spearheaded the “SBS Rocks” initiative, along with junior Payton McCauley, after being inspired by a similar statewide effort. 

“We want to spread the name of our school and our art program throughout as many towns as possible,” Payton said.

Many of the rocks contain inspirational quotes or messages, but the designs can be of anything, Payton said.

The back of each rock contains the Facebook logo and the words “SBS Rocks” to prompt those who discover the rocks to visit the public Facebook page by the same name. There, visitors can learn more about the project, its creators, and Saint Bernard School.

Lorraine Kainz, Director of Visual Arts at SBS, loved the idea when the girls brought it to her and encouraged them to involve the entire school.

 “This project enables a larger outside community to become acquainted with our school community and the many creative faculty, staff, and students that we have here at Saint Bernard,” she said.