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TYLER (KYTX) - UT Tyler art students are putting their creativity and classroom lessons to the test. Those in the advanced "public art mural painting" class have teamed up with the Discovery Science Place to showcase their work.

This is all part of the Discovery Science Place's mission to get back to their middle name- science. Art students say it's also giving them job skills they can use after graduation.

"I just hope that they find joy in it. When they look at it, I hope they see all the elements we put into it." says senior student Grace Clouse.

She wants to use her art degree to teach.

"It's really nice to know about the steps you take to make a mural so you can teach that to other children."

She says not only is this great experience for her and her classmates, it's also a way for them to give back to the community.

"I hope they look at it and get some kind of happiness from it, especially little kids. I want them to be like 'oh, my goodness, wow!' you know, just surprised that it looks great." says art senior student, Summer High.

She is one of eight students participating in the project.

"It was a long process. We took a month or so to plan everything out and draw it out." she says.

That was in March.....

Discovery Science Place CEO, Phil Lindsey, says he's pleased with the progress and can't wait to see the finished product.

"It's just a great piece to have in downtown Tyler anyway. You know, we're now getting people driving throughout the parking lot who just to see the mural, which is great."

And, associate professor of art, Alexis Serio, couldn't be prouder of her students.

"It's been great to hear the comments of people walking in and the best part is to hear the reaction of the little children who are like, 'wow!' So, that's exactly why we're doing it." she says.

This is the first time Serio has offered this class. She says she plans to continue offering it and organize more projects like this to help beautify the city.

Students are hoping to have the mural complete by Friday, May 3rd.

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