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Gyotaku II: Hawaiian Style

Weekend Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00AA
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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By Sue Fierston

Go from black and white to Technicolor in this advanced class in Hawaiian-style gyotaku. In the traditional gyotaku process, fish are printed in black ink, or sumi, immediately after being caught.

In this workshop, the process includes printing in colorful inks and thin acrylics and adding color and texture with watercolor crayons and acrylic media. Learn to use all these techniques to print your fish and develop your own gyotaku style. If you’ve taken the Smithsonian Associates studio arts class Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Fish Printing, you know the basics of fish preparation and are ready to step into color.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Sue Fierston.
  • This program includes one 3-hour session.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, October 27, 2023.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction online.
  • All Studio Arts programs require an online ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student registered for the online program.
  • This program will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
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