Gyotaku Fish Printing with Carolyn Letvin - 1-Day Monotype Printmaking Workshop (All Levels Welcome!)

  • 22 Apr 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society - Classroom
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Gyotaku Fish Printing - Monotype Printmaking

Location: RIWS Classroom
Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Dates: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 10am-4pm (with a break for lunch)
$10 Materials Fee


In this one-day workshop, Carolyn Letvin will teach the process of making and enhancing prints made from fish. Originating in Japan during the mid-1800s, the process was used by fishermen to record their catches for accuracy when selling the fish. It subsequently became a popular nature printmaking art form of its own. Using both acrylic paint and water-based ink, students will create beautiful prints, then learn how to enhance the image to make them come alive on the paper.

All supplies (including the fish!) will be provided.

Note: We will be handling real fish for this engaging workshop, which means there may be a fishy smell while printing them, but the fun and results far outweigh any unpleasantries! 

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