Swimmingly Perfect Impressions

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As part of an interdisciplinary lesson, high school students used the ancient Japanese printmaking technique of gyotaku to create impressions of fish while also learning about the external anatomy of this marine life.

Over the course of the three-day lesson, the students, who are in Jonathan Maletta’s marine science class and Carrie Morgan’s art course, had their science unit reinforced as they used washed fish carcasses, sumi ink and rice paper to make the life-sized fish impressions.