Arts of Asia in Reach
Gyotaku Lesson Plan
2. Lesson Materials


Lesson Plan (PDF 2.6MB)

Materials for Studio Activity
  • Rubber Fish models *
  • Water-based Inks (black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • Large, Medium, and Small paintbrushes (such as sizes 4, 8, and 12 round)
  • Newsprint
  • Rice paper or White construction paper
  • Pencils
  • 1950.776 (please see attached print at bottom of Lesson Plan PDF)
  • CD with Japanese music
  • See references for book list

*Rubber fish models were purchased from Teachers may use real fish in place of rubber models, but fish must be cleaned well prior to inking.

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