Wednesday, February 23, 2011

First Grade Warm/Cool Fish Prints

First graders found out all about Japanese fish printing, "Gyotaku"......but we didn't use real fish! Long ago Japanese fishermen would paint a fish that they had caught with black ink and press a piece of newspaper on top of it to create a print, this process was used to record to size of their catch! We also learned all about warm and cool color schemes, fish habitats and even used found objects (corks) to print along the bottom of our artwork to create coral. What wonderful art learning was had by all!

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