Repousse Turtles

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!

Jake B.

Hunter H.

Everett U.

Lilli N.

Aaron H.

Coleman B.

Max M.

Hunter B.

Brooklyn O.

Ava F.

Emma G.

Bailey L.

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at and to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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2 Responses to Repousse Turtles

  1. Holly Lixey says:

    So cute and colorful!!!

  2. Thanks Holly 🙂 The colors are even more vibrant in person!

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