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Back at it…. with Texture Repousse!

I really neglected this blog last year.  In my defense, I was in the midst of a difficult year in my personal life.  My marriage of 16 years ended and it was a huge adjustment period.  But, I’m back this year and motivated to be a better teacher!

With that being said, I hope to post more regularly this year!  

Currently I’m LOVING my new semester!  I have two groups of Art 1 and one small Advanced class (a mix of Art 3, 4 and AP Art & Design).  

Art 1 just finished up their unit on Texture. The classes this semester are a bit smaller than usual.  So I was able to do aluminum repousse with them!  They seem to enjoy the process, although getting them to really get deep convex and concave with them proves to be difficult. 

I show them a YouTube video that shows real Repousse and chasing techniques on metal. Then I show them this video of the technique of aluminum metal tooling.

We had some decent outcomes this time.  I was pretty happy as this was my first time having them do an objective artwork using the aluminum.

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Hi, I’m Erin!

I’ve been a high school art teacher at a rural school in WV for the past 14 years. I teach Art 1, AP Art + Design, Art 2 and 3. 
 
I’m a little obsessed with my sweet husband. Together we have FOUR kids and a rescue dog named Boomer! 
 
I love a bad pun and terrible dad jokes. I spend time looking at MBTI memes, cooking, listening to serial killer podcasts and Harry Potter audiobooks on repeat. I also teach yoga and indoor cycling. Click the button below to learn more about me. 

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