Congratulations to Amelia W!

Congratulations to Amelia W!

An artist from amoung us at Bethel entered and won a prize in an art contest sponsored by the Tipp City Area Arts Council. 

Below is the wonderful picture of a butterfly she did.  Thanks to her parents for the encouragement and driving the piece in.  Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!


Mono-Printing, Fall 2017


I’ve started out every year with printmaking for the past few years now.  It involves paint/ink, making a mess and the potential to learn a new method of working and some new vocabulary.  We talk about mono printing, relief printing, and intaglio printing along with learning such words as, carve, brayer, plate, Plexiglas, ink, etc.

We start with mono printing

Here the students is applying the ink/paint.

Next is using the brayer to roll the ink out evenly

Here the student is just making a quick scribble because I’m taking pictures to show the various steps the student has to go through for the making of a mono print

In this step the paper is being laid gently down on plate with the design.

Then the pulling of the print.

Here’s the final piece.  It goes pretty quick and the students have to take turns going around the table.


This is a short vid of a a young student making a mono-print.



First Attempt at Stop Frame Animation

It turns out you can take a picture of an object with the Chrombook and paste/insert them into google slides/presentation, move the object, take another pic, insert into slides, etc., and eventually hit, publish to web, alter the speed in the html code, then paste that code into a doc.


This is the first, not quite finished, stop frame turned in by Micah C. I just wanted to post this so everyone can see an excellent example!

This should be a nice stop frame animatin from Ms. Samantha S.


Tree Animation

This is the site I use to test code before I push publish.


This should be a tree animation done by Ms. Tessa R.  Nice movement and color change in the leaves.


This should be an animated Tree by Ms. Sammantha S.


Ms. Kara B did this one.


Micah C sent this:







Ms. Alayna added a chain saw and some fire to her piece, hmmmmmm. Maybe she does not like trees.