September 24, 2011, 1:00 - 3:00pm
At Boats & Bluegrass, Prairie Island Park
Gyotaku: The Art of Fish Printing
Led by Emerald Hulsing – local artist and fashion designer – children will learn the basics of relief printing using rubber fish at this year’s Boats & Bluegrass festival. Emerald has led children’s workshops at Winona’s annual Art-in-the-Park festival every September since its inaugural event in 2008.
Traditionally done using real fish - dead ones - Gyotaku is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-1800s. Originally used by fishermen to record their catches, Gyotaku is now practiced as an art form, and is very popular among young children both in Japan and Western countries.
Gyotaku- The Art of Fish Printing is open to children of all ages, with no pre-registration required. Open to all children and their parents. Children under the age of 8 must have a parent/adult accompanying them.
Winona Arts Center
228 E 5th Street