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Gyotaku Printing with Ron Graham

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Don’t miss out on our visiting artist Ron Graham! Sign up to learn Gyotaku fish printing at Magpies (10 AM) and at Valdez Brewing (6 PM). He will be hosting a few classes when he gets to town.

Come join Ron Graham and learn the beautiful art of fish printing. Bring your freshly caught fish and favorite pants, shirt, hoodie, bag!

About this event

Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish ( gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing" ). It dates back to the mid-1800s and was first used by Japanese fisherman to display at market. It is also rumored that Samurai would settle fishing competitions using Gyotaku prints. 
Most artists use water soluble Sumi ink (which is made of vegetable oil soot) or acrylic paint. This means that after the imprint is made, the fish can be cleaned and eaten after it has been printed.

So save your loved fishing memories on your gear!!