Gyotaku: Japanese Fish Printing
Young scholars create their own Gyotaku, or fish printing. Students look for pictures of Koi and have a discussion about how they are important in the Japanese culture.
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In the Shadow of My Country: A Japanese American Artist Remembers
Students analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Contrast- Printmaking- The Fin Art of Science
Students explore the art of printmaking. They discuss relief prints and the art of fish printing (Gyotaku). They view examples of the artwork of Gyotaku and also observe the various characteristics of different species of fish. Finally...
6th - 12th Science
Gone Fishing: Still Life With Fish
Learners explore lines and texture in a still-life painting. In this visual arts lesson plan, students study William Merrit Chase's painting "Still Life With Fish" and discuss the lines in the painting. Learners choose a line to repeat...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Go Fish! Fish or other Sea Creature from Recycled Materials
Students brainstorm what a fish looks like determining the parts from schema and research. They create a unique and interesting 3-d sculpture of fish or underwater creature mostly from recycled materials, then examine the aesthetics of...
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts