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Gyotaku: Fish Printing at Newport Senior Center


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Newport Senior Activities Center announces Gyotaku (Fish Printing) Class with Guest Artist Ken Hartwell.
Join us for this special class on Tuesday, August 7th, from 12:30 to 3:00 pm in the Senior Center Lounge.

Local artist and past president of the Yaquina Arts Association, Ken Hartwell, has generously donated his time and talent to a variety of schools, both public and private, and the Newport 60+ Center is pleased to have him come and offer this unique learning experience for all interested.

Gyotuka (gee-oh-tah-koo) or “fish rubbing” originated in the 18th century and was used to record the size and species of fish caught. Today it has evolved into an art form. The artist inks freshly caught fish with a non-toxic, water-soluble ink, then rice paper is placed on the fish and is hand-rubbed. After removal of the rice paper, the eye is hand-painted, and enhancement color is added resulting in a scale-by-scale likeness of the fish. The artist’s “chop” and signature are added to complete the artwork. Each print is a one-of-a-kind-original.

For more information, call the Newport Senior Activity Center at 541-265-9617.

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