Gyotaku Fish Printing: Medium – Monotype Printmaking
Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Day: Saturday, August 8
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Cost: Members $150 | Non-Members $190. Includes a $15 material fee.
In this one-day workshop, Carolyn Letvin will teach the process of making and enhancing prints made from real fish. Originating in Japan during the mid-1800s, the process was used by fishermen to record their catches for accuracy when selling the fish. It subsequently became a popular nature printmaking art form of its own. Using both acrylic paint and water-based ink, students will create beautiful prints, then learn how to enhance the image to make them come alive on the paper. All supplies, including the fish, will be provided.
Carolyn Letvin is a resident of Plainville, Massachusetts and has exhibited in the New England area since 1990. She is an accomplished landscape and interior painter, and also creates stylized sheep imagery. She prefers to work on-site but will work from photographs when necessary.
She has won many awards through the years, including the Top Award at the 18th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, an Honorary Mention/Sakura Award from the United Pastelists of America/Oil Pastel Association in 2001, a second place in the 2014 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition. and the prestigious Nancy T. Baldwin Drawing Award from Concord Art’s 2017 Members Juried 2 Exhibition. Currently, her work can be seen at Galatea Fine Art in Boston, MA, Twist Gallery in Lexington, MA, Hudson Art & Framing in Hudson, MA, and Gallery Wright in Wilmington, VT.