Gyotaku – Japanese Fish Printing

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In this hands-on workshop, students will usepaintbrushes to coat freshly-caught fish with tempera paint, then press animage onto paper, creating a take-home of traditional art, known as Gyotaku orJapanese fish printing. Through the process, students discover the bond betweenthe environment and culture and gain an appreciation for water quality andenvironmental health.

Workshop Details




Visual Art, Environmental Science


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs; room with a sink is preferred

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

There is a fee for the fresh fish used in this workshop.

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