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Direct Fish Printing (Gyotaku) Workshop @ Fort Ross

Join Fort Ross Conservancy and instructor Christopher Dewees
<> to learn the Japanese art form
of Direct
Fish Printing or Gyotaku, first practiced in the mid-1800s in Japan to
celebrate the fish caught for a samurai lord’s feast. In the past fifty
years, artists in Japan and elsewhere have refined these techniques into a
sophisticated art form.

The method involves brushing or rolling water-soluble inks directly onto a
clean and dry fish or other object. Paper or fabric is then laid over the
top of the fish and the ink is transferred.

The instructor will supply basic materials including inks, brushes, papers,
fish and small octopus. Participants are encouraged to bring any special
paper, a tee shirt or other fabric to print on. Each attendee will receive
a complimentary copy of Christopher Dewees’s fish printing book with

Special event fees apply: $60 full day including lunch, or $50 without
lunch (if purchased online, California State Parks $8 per car entrance fee
is waived).

All profits from this workshop go to benefit Fort Ross Conservancy’s Marine
Ecology Program Education Fund. Join us and support our local youth!

Tickets can be purchased at: Eventbrite

For more info, please contact Special Events Manager Sondra Hunter at or 707.847.3437

Brought to you by Fort Ross Conservancy

19005 Coast Highway One
Jenner, CA 95450

Earlier Event: April 9
Music and Marine Ecology @ Fort Ross
Later Event: April 23