Gyotaku (Fish Printing) & Suminagashi (Marbling) Workshop
Come learn to do Japanese Fish Printing and the Ancient Art of Japanese Paper Marbling with Signe Lindquist
for ages 8 and up Saturday, November 22, 2014
11 am – 2 pm $25 per student
Bring an apron & T- Shirt or fabric to print on
(all other materials will be provided)
Gyotaku or “fish impression” is the ancient Japanese folk art of painting fish. The first Gyotaku prints were created to preserve the true record and size of species caught by Japanese anglers as far back as 1862.
Suminagashi or “floating ink” originated in Japan in the 12th century and is believed to be the oldest form of marbling.Japanese masters created patterns by floating ink on water and then transferred the one-of-a-kind image to paper.