First grade Gyotaku

First grade artists learned about the art of fish printing called Gyotaku from Japan.

student artwork of a water color painted ocean with small detailed fish on top and seaweed drawn on bottom student hands coloring with markers on a small rubber fish student painting with watercolors to create an ocean scenea small rubber fish next to the colored fish print

They each created a few fish prints with rubber fish and markers.

Then they created an ocean background by using a watercolor resist with watercolor paints, white crayons, and salt.

They glued their fish to their water painting and drew other ocean details.

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