Showing posts with label Gyotaku. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gyotaku. Show all posts

11.17.2011

4th Grade: Gyotaku Prints

We have been learning about the ancient Japanese art form of fish printing, Gyotaku.  After watching a short clip (which the students thought was hilarious) here, we used printing ink, rubber fish, and large paint brushes.  Students were able to choose 2 colors of ink, plus a touch of silver ink.  They kept the fish flat on the table and painted the ink on with the brush.  Then we used thin white paper (not construction paper) and placed the paper on top of the fish.  After gently massaging the fish and covering all parts with their fingers, they pulled the paper off to reveal their print.  Second day, we learned how to write our name in Japanese, and added that a the bottom.