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Re[2]: fish printing

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Carole Osman (Carole_osman)
Tue, 04 Mar 97 07:36:44 est

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There is a wonderful book by Yoshio Hiyama intitled Gyotaku, Fish
Print. It was published in 1994 by the University of Tokyo Press. It
includes an extensive history and many illustrations of prints and how
they can be applied to other art and craft forms.

I have used this lesson as the central core for whole learning. By
this I mean, teaching the whole child through the application of the
seven intelligences in planning across the curriculum units. My
collegue and I presented this concept, ART AS A SPRINGBOARD TO
LEARNING to educators here in Okinawa during our annual Educator's Day
in March 1995. The presentation included lecture, hands on completion
of a Gyotaku norin (Japanes hanging curtain), a packet of information
with lessons suggestion for the entire curriculum, and a list of
music, films and readings which could be applied. If you are
interested in obtaining the information for these lessons I will be
happy to send them to you if you send me your address. The lessons
have been developed for the elementary 1-6 grade level.

Carole Osman

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Subject: Re: fish printing
Author: "Nancy Walkup" <walkup> at EDU-INTERNET
Date: 3/3/97 10:27 AM

> Date: Sat, 01 Mar 1997 19:45:58 -0600
> From: Scurfield <scurfield>
> To: Ron Pachter <rpachter>
> Cc: artsednet
> Subject: Re: fish printing

> 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
to http;//
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

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