♠ Posted by ArtMuse in 2nd Grade Lessons at 10:34 AM
This was a really easy year-ender. I used 12x18" white paper, watered down blue tempera, oil pastels and rubbery fish with black tempera to make the prints. This lesson took 2-3 40 minute sessions. I didn't really get into the history or the culture behind gyotaku because of the time frame I had, but the kids really loved the project. In other classes I had the kids print their fish onto tracing paper and cut the fish and glue on but since this class missed a day due to a field trip, I had to have them print right onto their backgrounds which I normally wouldn't have done. A few kids made mistakes printing and there's no room for error doing it right on the background. Overall though the kids enjoyed it.