This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Art4Moore Foundation, and the Sewing Machine Project.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Students Customize and Print Their Program T-Shirts

Students have customized and printed their own t-shirts to be worn on field trip days and kept as a memento of the summer. Each shirt has the intensive's logo on the front, but is distinguished by having the student's custom design on the back. Three graduate students from from the Public Practice program at Otis College of Art and Design (thanks Candy, Kate, and Andy) led a silkscreening workshop for students where they worked out their design ideas, first on paper then on the computer, and learned about the steps that comprise the silkscreening process. Xavier art professor Ron Bechet then walked students through how to do the final printing of the t-shirts using the silkscreening equipment in the art department's printmaking studio.

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