Friday, February 5, 2016

2nd grade fish printing

The second grades just completed learning about the Japanease printmaking technique of Gyotaku.  This means "fish rubbing".  It was necessary to make a gyotaku print after a long fishing trip for documentation purposes.  The students created a cool color water background and used the fun salt technique for added bubbles.  Next, we printed with our rubber fish using neon warm color paint.  The students also used found circles to print blue bubbles over their background.  Finally, they cut out the fish and the seaweed, making sure to have the fish over some and under other pieces of seaweed.  The last step was to add fun things to the water and to the fish with oil pastels.  Great job!
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3. The results!

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