Gyotaku Japanese Printmaking
Saturday, June 17, 2023
IYRS School of Technology & Trades
449 Thames St.
Newport, RI 02840
Learn the beautiful art of Gyotaku printmaking.
Gyotaku is a traditional form of Japanese art that began over 100 years ago as a way for fishermen to keep a record of the fish they caught. They would apply sumi ink to one side of a freshly caught fish, then cover the fish with rice paper and rub to create an exact image of the fish. - Smithsonian Institution
In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare and print three different natural objects, including a fish. You will learn how to prepare the object, apply the ink, make the print, and finally how to approach detail work to correct anything that might have shifted in the printing process. Participants will take home three original pieces of art. Age 12+. Limited to 10 participants.