Here are a few of this week's gyotaku results from 2nd graders. As children cut out their fish, colored the eye (trying to pick up one color from their background) and glued the fish, meaningful conversation included words like: overlap, diagonal, horizontal, and balance.
These are great! Love the combination of colors, textures and collage.ReplyDelete
These are so great! Mary's spot on - the combination of colour and texture are really effective : )ReplyDelete
Ditto above, these are stunning :) ElizabethReplyDelete
Awesome project Christie.ReplyDelete
I love the results.Colors and textures are so beautiful.
I just love the way these came together - really fabulous! I suppose I should some day blog my gyotaku story, working with a real fish. I have written about it as a comment of other blogs when they post gyotaku, but I have never actually told it on my own blog!ReplyDelete
Thanks for blogging this impressive lesson.ReplyDelete
So impressive- the amount of detail in the fish prints is so fantastic!ReplyDelete
I know!! These rubber fish have really detailed scales, etc!!!Delete
These look great.ReplyDelete
what color did you use for printing that gave it a two toned look?ReplyDelete
We simply used Sax black cake tempera, thinned just enough with water to get a good print of the fine scales.Delete
How did you get such a great print? Did they just paint it and then put paper over it? I am confused!!! I have the same fish but when I did it - they didn't come out as well at all~Delete
We used black tempera cake. I have 5 fish, so I had 5 kids at a time at the printing table and I stood there and controlled how much water was added to the paint. If it was too watery(or not watery enough) they didn't get a great print. Once the fish was shiny they placed the paper (we just used plain copier paper) over the fish and massaged with one hand while holding the paper still with the other hand. Most came out pretty well, but, as always, there were a one or two duds in each class.Delete