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> Ron Pachter wrote:
> > read your post regarding this. I have one of the Nasco fish and love
> > playing with it. Do you have any support info on this Japanese
> > printing--ie, historical info or where for me to look? I'd like to do it
> > in some of my classes, but would like to give them more than "hey, we're
> > printing with rubber fish". Thanks. Sounded like you got great results.
> Hi Ron,
> There is an article agout Gyotaku in Smithsonian magazine, but I
> don't know which issue (I pulled it out of the magazine) I got some
> information when I "surfed the net" on Gyotaku.
> At a museum "family day" there's not a lot of time for explanations. Do
> any of you museum folk have any ideas about how to make the hands-on
> activities more "educational" when people are wandering in and out? I
> use posters, but find most of the learning has to be intrisic in the
> activity--kind of old school art education, I guess. Of course, the
> activities are tied into the exhibition and we are hoping people are
> making connections. But are they?
> I'd like more info on Gyotaku also--anyone?
> Marcia Scurfield--Derby, KS
We have some material and links to gyotaku on our web site. Go
and click on "art curriculum," then "Asian art and culture" to
Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 5098, University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203
817/565-3986 FAX 817/565-4867