SchoolArts Magazine

NOV 2013

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High School Studio Lesson The Texas Size Print Project Kim Bishop A s members of the Art to the Third Power art collective in San Antonio, Texas, artists Paul Karam, Luis Valderas, and I have created a public art installation called the Texas Size Print Project. We wanted to create a public project that would educate the community about the importance of art, culture, and collaboration by involving all aspects of the public, from San Antonio's mayor, Julian Castro, to my Brackenridge High School AP art history students. The Texas Size Print Project was made of thirty large woodcut relief print sections put together to span the size of a football field. We needed a steamroller as a printing press, a printing day event, and an installation day event with lots of volunteers. The project was broken into three phases: the making of the print, the public art display, and the educational component, with each phase overlapping and evolving into the next. 17

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