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Make+Take: Gyotaku Printing, August 2022

August 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An In-Studio Make+Take!

Wednesday, August 24, 7-9pm

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About this Workshop:

Join us for a fun evening of gyotaku fish printing – but don’t worry, we will be using silicone replicas of the fishies, not real ones! The term gyotaku is derived from the Japanese words for fish (gyo) and print (taku).  Before cameras, Japanese fishermen used this printing technique to document a big catch when they were out at sea: They applied ink to the fish, pressed it on newspaper, and then rinsed the fish in the water so it could be eaten. 

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration extended to August 18, 2022 and includes all materials.


All materials are included in the registration. In addition, students may want to consider bringing the following optional items to class:

  • Personal apron (or wear clothes that can get inky)
  • Pen and paper for note-taking


Jun Lee is a printmaker who works in large format woodcut utilizing animals as metaphors to convey competition in our daily lives. Lee is a DC Art Bank Grant recipient from 2019–2022, awarded by the Government of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Lee attended the Minneapolis College of Art & Design where she earned a BFA in Illustration in 2002, and a Post Baccalaureate in Printmaking in 2004. In 2007, She received her MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Lee’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has taught printmaking classes at multiple locations. Learn more about her work at junleeprints.com and follow her on Instagram @junieleelee.

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