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Re: Gyotaku/fish prints

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Jeanne Baas (wjbaas)
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 19:37:02 -0500

Thanks for all your valuable input. As a new person on the block I was
unprepared for all the Barret bashing. Shame! Hope you are healed.
Somewhere in my archives from elementary art-folder lent to one of my
sweet practice teachers- there was a history of the fish print and of
fish kites and the historical significance of the carp. Of course
teacher alsheimers prevents me from remembering it now. Perhaps an art
hist on Japaneese Art? I used a variety of fish for the fish prints and
india ink with rice paper. We live on the lake so friend hubby caught
all the fish. We had a large variety of sizes and shapes. Kids loved it.
They wwere enthralled with the word as well ad the process. I had them
do some writing experiences along with some geography andkite making .
We saved the carp kites on the cieling as mobiles, then took them
outside and strung them on a long guy wire on a warm windy spring day
and watched the colors fly. Kidws drew them in flight, and eachother
drawing the whole experience. Lots of positive feedback. All other
grades wanted to do it too. Love the enthusiasm of little kids.

Burried under more snow