Printmaking steamrolls for support

The art department will be holding the third annual Saddleback Steamroller Party April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fine Arts Circle.

Students will be able to carve into a massive woodblock. Afterward, a 3-ton steamroller will drive over the woodblocks and print the images cut into the woodblocks onto T-shirts. The event will support the printmaking courses and student artists.

“It’s quite a show, because you’ll have anywhere from 25 to 50 students carving the woodblock; so you can imagine all the different designs you’ll get,” said John Ginnaty, a senior fine arts lab tech at Saddleback College. Ginnaty said the event will support the printmaking courses and student artists.

Along with the woodblock carving, there will be education tents, food trucks and T-shirts featuring the artists’ prints for sale.

“I would hope to see more than we had in the past. This year we hope to have about 100 to 200 people show up,” Ginnaty said, highlighting the growing popularity of the event.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the art department at rreese@saddleback.edu or vvoogd@saddleback.edu, or visit the Events website.

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