Gyotaku Fish Prints with First Grade
October 08, 2018

Gyotaku Fish Prints with First Grade

One of my favorite projects to do with my first-grade students is gyotaku fish prints. My first-graders are familiar with fish printing because the year before, I introduced a similar technique with small silicone rubber fish and markers instead of paint for the prints. They are now a year older, so I can begin discussing […]

Sakura Season in the Art Room
December 09, 2016

Sakura Season in the Art Room

To prepare for this third- through fifth-grade art project, I made a poster with pictures found through a Google image search for “Japanese cherry blossom paintings.” During the search, I realized that art-appreciation could easily be added to this lesson, as there are abundant sources of images on the Internet. A number of Japanese artists […]