What a difference an eye makes! I printed these ocean perch on silk and painted in the eye with a brush afterwards. You too can learn to print with fish and leaves at two nature printing workshops right now at the Smithsonian Associates art studios here in Washington, DC.
I’ll be teaching the Japanese Art of Gyotaku on Saturday January 25, and Fabric Printing With Natural Materials on Sunday, March 1. If these classes sell out, I will be teaching them again in April/May 2020.
You’ll be printing from real fish using Japanese rice paper in the Gyotaku class, and will take home 3 to 5 prints. In the fabric printing class, you’ll start by printing on muslin, but you will take home a printed bag and, if you bring a cotton or silk shirt to class, you can print on that too. Contact me with any questions and hope to see you there!