Nasco Gyotaku Printmaking Classroom Kit

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Product Number: 9742812

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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. With the included lesson plan and supplies in this kit, students will use fish replicas to put the art of gyotaku into practice in the classroom and create vibrant print projects.

Gyotaku, which originated in Japan over 100 years ago, is a technique commonly used by Japanese fishermen to record the size and species of a trophy fish they caught. When the fishermen return from the sea, they rinse off the water-based and non-toxic paint from the fish and sell them in the market.

In the art world, gyotaku has endless avenues as a printmaking technique. As students make their own gyotaku prints, take the opportunity to discuss the history of Gyotaku and Japanese culture with the class as well as fish anatomy and the different fish species.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to say:

  • I can tell the history about Gyotaku fish prints.
  • I can talk about parts of fish and different species.
  • I can create a monoprint using a fish replica.

Kit includes:

  • Gyotaku Fish Printing Lesson Plan, Vol. 20
  • Set of Gyotaku fish stamps (12 total)
  • 6 bottles of metallic acrylic paint
  • 6 bottles of liquid metals paints
  • 1 bottle of acrylic glitter glaze (1 qt.)
  • 2 packs of Royal Brush Super Value Brush Set (30 total)
  • Black construction paper (50 sheets)

Item Weight: 0
Age: 5 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Grade: Kindergarten - 12
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
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