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Columbia students roll ink onto their designProving art can be created using anything, even heavy construction machinery, the Columbia Art Club participated in Sage College of Albany’s Steamroller Print Day on Saturday, along with students from Sage and other local high schools.

The Columbia students made a triptych, or a three paneled print, of endangered animals by air, land and sea (giant ibis, lemur and leatherback sea turtle).

The students carved their three designs into a wooden board at school ahead of the event. Once there, they covered it in black ink using hand rollers and laid a sheet of white paper on top of it. A five-ton steamroller was then driven over it to apply the design.

“It was such a fun day!,” said Columbia art teacher Valerie Gordon. “All the schools created fantastic work.”

Click here for more photos from the event (courtesy Sage College of Albany).