Gyotaku Fish Printing - Lesson Plan Volume 20

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Grades K-12.

Gyotaku, a fish impression, is a great way to excite your students about everything from Japanese culture to printmaking. A science teacher can use gyotaku to introduce a fish anatomy unit. For a geography teacher, it's a great way to introduce the students to Japanese culture, for the art studio,gyotaku has endless avenues as a printmaking technique.

Students will…

  • Learn how to make their own gyotaku prints using fish replicas
  • Discuss Japanese culture
  • Learn about fish anatomy and different fish species
  • Be encouraged to learn about other types of nature printing
  • Increase their awareness of ecological problems and the environment around them

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Age: 5 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Lesson Plan: Art
Grade: Kindergarten - 12
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
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