2nd Grade Presents: Gyotaku Fish Printing
Key Learning Objectives:
-Students learned about the Japanese tradition of recording objects from nature, including fish.-Diffusion paper was used to mimic the feel of the traditional rice paper, used by the Japanese.
· -They used crayons to create a background/setting for their fish prints. Students then used Tempera cake paints to paint over the background, thus creating a wax resist effect.
- Some students chose to allow their background colors to bleed, by picking them up and allowing them to drip, creating a more interesting background.
· -Once background were dry, students used fan brushes to spread the paint onto a rubber fish, in place of a real one, then printed them onto their backgrounds!