Fishing along the Detroit River shoreline
Abundant species at this time of year include: white bass, yellow perch and freshwater drum.
Recommended equipment includes a rod, 1/2 to 5/8 oz sinkers,
pickerel rigs and small hooks (#6 or #8).
Live bait will be provided.
For additional information, please contact Bill Glass: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fish Printing Workshop
Fish printing or gyotaku (gyo = fish, taku = rubbing) is an art form that began in the early 1800s, most likely in Japan, as a means of recording the size and type of fish caught by Japanese fishermen. After its initial development in Japan as a means of record keeping, gyotaku developed as an art form involving specific types of papers and inks used for transferring the impression of a fish to a surface such as rice paper. Early pigments were often sumi-e inks, however, now block printing inks, India ink and printing inks are often used as well as various types of paints such as acrylics, oil paints and water based pigments. While rice paper is still used by many artists, other materials such as fabrics and canvas are used for the transfer of the impression. From Japan, the developing art form spread to China and eventually the rest of the world. Two methods of gyotaku exist. Direct gyotaku involves placing the ink directly on the fish and then placing the paper or cloth onto the fish and rubbing it so as to transfer the image to the cloth or paper. Indirect gyotaku involves placing a piece of rice paper over a wet fish, rubbing the paper until the impression of the fish can be seen through the paper, and then applying the ink or paint onto the image imbedded in the paper. In this workshop, direct gyotaku will be demonstrated and participants will be guided through the process so they can produce their own fish print on a t-shirt or piece of cloth.
Workshop Activity: Fish Print Making
Cost: $12 (payable to David Bechler)
Date: Tuesday June 19, 2012
Time: 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (after the poster session & mixer)
Location: Department of Biological Sciences, Room 29 (Ground Floor, near East Entrance by the ramp)
Materials: Participants will need to bring their own shirt or whatever they wish to transfer the print on to. Dave will provide fish transport to Canada, paint, pieces of cloth for everyone to make at least one print on.
For additional information, please contact:
David L. Bechler