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.



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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.



Origami and Paper Project Vids

From time to time I’ll send a kid to you tube to watch an specific vid about something they can make with folded paper.

I’m going to put them here, it’s easier for me to find.