Art Students Complete Steamroller Art Project

img_7898It’s not every day that a steamroller is needed as part of an art project, but students in the Frenship High School art program finalized a project Friday where it indeed was the final instrument required.

During the first six weeks of the year, FHS art students taught by Ronelle Howell and Joey MacLean worked collaboratively to produce several large scale Medium-Density Fibreboard (MDF) printing plates to withstand the pressure of the steamroller.

Students either carved or glue cut Masonite shapes to the MDF to create a raised surface for relief printing.

Once the designs were ready, their creations were steamrolled during the Slaton Art on the Square art event on Friday, September 30.
Those who attended Slaton Art on the Square as well as patrons of art had the opportunity witness the performance of printing with the artists.

“The prints our students make at this event will then be displayed at In Between Gallery on the Slaton square during the following Fifth Friday, said Mrs. Howell. “Art is meant to be seen and at the value of such an opportunity to exhibit at a professional venue cannot be overstated.”

The planning began three weeks before the semester began. The students then worked after school twice a week creating and finalizing their boards.

Students from Texas Tech University and Slaton High School participated in the project as well.