In honor of Shady Oak’s chosen environmental fundraising project, ‘Turtlemania’ reigned this week in the art room! Kindergarten and 1st grade completed three projects focusing on turtles, using different art techniques. The first project is taken from a wonderful book, ‘Dynamic Art Projects for Children’, by Denise M. Logan. The children learned about Mexican folk art and the technique of repousse. Repousse is ‘the process of embossing images into sheet metal’. For this project, three dimensional turtle shapes were created with cardboard and covered with foil. The aluminum foil is embossed with underlying raised designs. Students then decorated their turtles with brightly colored markers. I love the results and so did the children!