Some Recent Gifs

Below is a nice selection of some gifs made by my graphic arts class in the fall of 2018.  If I’ve typed in the wrong name, spelled it wrong, or did not put your name with the gif you made, let me know!  Some of the gifs I couldn’t remember names for sure when I posted them, tell me so I can credit you!

last christmas

A beautiful snow scene done by John D.  I love the subtle colors he used and the speed of the snowfall to create a sense of quiet, peace, and tranquility.  One of my favorite snow scenes this year.


i told myself this would be ugly.......i was right

Ms. Jones did not like her piece above so much, If I remember right, but the purple and blue fade for the sky and ground look very nice to me!

shooting brayden

This is a shooting animation from Brayden T. I believe


Braylon S. did this small rez snow fall above, I like the blocky-ness.


Ms. Janiah did the peaceful snow fall above.  I like the depth suggested by the color in the back grounds


New Piskel

Nice snow scene, I hope some one tell me who did this, I’m not remembering right this moment.

Zeus the Moose256

The above is entitled Zeus the Moose, done by the amazing Janiah!  Looks like a nice use of the symmetry tool.



Great castle build by Braylon S. I like the flags being deployed at the end, the cloud movement, and the wall details.


take it or leave it

Ms. Maleea J did this Greek Myth piece entitled, “Take It Or Leave It” I like the twirled movement at the end.   Great job!

Hail To The King, Baby

John D has done another great one, it’s entitled “Hale to the King, Baby”.  Wonderfully chosen colors and the slow arc to the left really add a sense of depth to the piece.

Castle and Clouds

This is a great castle build by no other than the amazing Megan P.


im done for the day

Another nice piece of work by Mlea J.  Consider us awed.

Greek Goddess Leyla

I believe this is done by Leyla, it would make a nice game piece when she makes her first video game.



A nice impressive looking castle build by Janiah!


New Piskelaaron k zeus

Arron K. did a great Poseidon here.

minotaur dan b

Dan B. Did an amazing Minotaur, with lot’s of stuff going on.  Let’s see someone top that one!


Cloudy Castle Building wilson

Campfire Animation wilsonGood fire and castle gifs done by the great artist J. Wilson

gavyn castleGavyn did a Great castle build, with moving clouds here!

Dan B. Ugandan CastleA great bit of work by the amazing Dan B.  Notice how he built the castle and then leads your eye up up the front of the castle by moving the image.  A very cinematic way of doing an image.


This reminds me of a movie called Why Man Creates.  It was done by Saul Bass, a famous graphic designer and illustrator.  Guess who Saul Bass hired to do the film and camera work on the movie?


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Connor did a great castle here.  I really like the detail of the pieces falling from the sky to complete the castle, the face that appears, and the color change washing up from the bottom.

leyla castle

Ms. Leyla S. did a nice castle!

Shooting Thing

A very professional/symmetrical looking piece done by the amazing Luke G! Looks like a lot of work and it reminds me of the old space invaders game.  I like the way it loops at the end and grows back into shape-not just appearing, it makes the loop nice and smooth.  If you want to see some more of his work, click here.

Charles Bronson john dJohn D. has set a pretty high bar for every one else’s work! It’s a piece about a Bronson movie.  If you want to see some more of his work, click here.

_castle CarterA great looking castle build by Carter C.

Chestnuts roastingGreat gif by the amazing John D! Not just a fire but a collection of images indicating a room at a certain time of the year. He did a lot with very little.  Notice the subtle glowing and flickering of the lights on the Christmas tree and the fire in the fireplace.

animated fire

I believe Luke G did this one, good torch, if only he’d draw it being held by a goblin…


I believe this is A piece by Braylon S. Nice rising fire.

rocket ship explosion

New Piskel

Bryce did this one, “mix tape on fire”, I believe he called it.  I was surprised that he would know what a mix tape is!  I might still have a few.

bomb by Sarah A

Great explosion by Sarah A, I like the countdown!

New Piskel




Thursday in the Art Room

So for various reasons some students did not go to the Junior High Day Out.  The general reason was they were not keen on the Mary Poppin’s movie.


I got clay out to start.


DSCN8483All the usual implements of  clay construction and destruction are out here. This is a pic of Caden here.

DSCN8486Here’s a cup Jack did, hopefully he’ll get back for the glazing, ’cause the cup looks pretty decent.



Matt did a nice small cup here.


DSCN8485Colin did a nice piece here.



The above shots are some students making some stuff using a very old vac-u-form machine I had when I was a kid.



Best Ever Jasper Johns Homage

So the great Brittnie V and her assistant Abby R. brought down a wonderful Jasper Johns homage piece done in Ms. Lindsey’s class.



edited brit


They both crack me up!


J. S. Builds Tall

Her’s some quick pics of John S. building a tall structure with folded paper.   It’s always nice to see a kid take an idea and run with it.










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.



Fall, 2018, Links to Student Blogger



blog website links for fall 2018 class

Pasted in below the links for your blog.  Make sure to paste your link below another classmates address.  Then type your name next to the blog address. Look at my example below

You might have to paste to get some of the url to work.

_____________________________________   Mr. Tayse       Mr. Tayse


______________________________________        Connor        Jania      Sarah A. Daniel B. John D.  Malee FINNEGAN L ♓︎  aiden s  Leyla S.  Gavyn mullins   Jude Wilson  Ethan Tallmadge Luke Gray Aisha khalilova  Megan Powers   Alishan Zavutatze Bryce Ballard Brayden Tolle   Carter Couch    Kaleb Banks