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Re: Japanese art

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smurthwaite (smrthwt)
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 19:46:00 -0500

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Re: Japanese Art

I teach a Japanese Unit to 2nd graders. I make tissue paper flying carp
with rolled paper to hold open their mouths for the wind. They add
streamers.

I buy a huge Carp or herring and we use it to print fish. We roll the
fish with blue and green ink and rub paper on it. It smells a little
fishy but it is great fun.

We usually paint bamboo with indian ink using minimal strokes. After
paint the leaves we sometimes add red berries for a red/black effect. I
have folded these paintings into fans.

There are many types of fans to make also.

We usually make clay tea ceremonial cups (pinch pots) We usually
underglaze Japanese letters on the sides in red or black and paint the
cup white.

Good luck

Kelly in CT


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