Gyotaku: The Art of Fish-Printing with Chris Bonelli

August 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn the traditional Japanese art of fish-printing.

Create appealing and colorful images on paper through the traditional Japanese art of Gyotaku:  “gyo” fish + taku “rubbing.   This form of nature printing dates from the mid 1800’s and may have been used by fishermen to record their catches.  Today it is an artform on its own.   We will create your piece with paper, ink, rollers and fish. No two gyotaku paintings are the same and none is perfect, yet each presents an honorable, dramatic, and artistic memory of the fish.  Simple enough for beginning fish printers….no experience required.