Ms.  Renee  Tripp
Art Teacher
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Subjects Taught
Visual Art I, Visual Art II, Visual Art III Honors, Visual Art IV


MFA - East Carolina University - Art with concentration in sculpture - 2007.

BFA - East Carolina University - Art with concentration in sculpture - 2002.

Richlands High School  Alumni - Class of 1998.


My career as an educator began with the Onslow County schools in 2002.  First first teaching job was teaching middle school art for two years at Northwoods Park Middle School.  After completing my second year of teaching I took two years off to pursue my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at ECU.  While at East Carolina, I also taught art in the foundations area.  Upon graduating from ECU with my master's degree I was fortunate enough to come back to my hometown here in Richlands as the art teacher at Richlands Primary.  For the past 9 years I have been at RPS and I am excited to literally move next door to Richlands High School.  I have many great memories at RHS as a student and cannot wait to create new ones as a teacher. 


Ms. Renee Tripp is a native to the Richlands area and has been teaching for 13 years.  This is her first year at RHS and she is excited to return to the school where she graduated.  Some of her art teaching experiences include, middle school, college, elementary, and private lessons.  Throughout her study of art, she has earned her MFA and BFA in art - with a concentration in sculpture.  During her studies at ECU she had the opportunity to travel abroad in Europe as well as travel cross-country here in the United States.  Ms. Tripp loves all types of art work but especially three-dementional pieces. One of her most favorite materials to work with is metal.  Metal fabrication is one of the mediums that she is most passionate about.  Outside of school she can be found teaching privately in her studio and creating various types of metal pieces including jewelry. This past summer Ms. Tripp had the chance to work with an Asheville artist and learn more about a special type of clay called precious metal clay (PMC).  This material is one of her new favorites as it pairs some of the techniques used in tractional clay work with traditional metal fabrication.  It is her future hope to try and incorporate metal design into the art program here at RHS.