W O R K S H O P
At the Maritime Museum
Saturday, May 11th, 10am-4pm
On Saturday, May 11, master fishprint artist and former commercial fisher Merchant Marines Master Heather Fortner will head up a gyotaku workshop at the Pacific Maritime Museum.
Fortner has been practicing the art of gyotaku since 1976 and has taught 100s of people the art of gyotaku. All proceeds from the workshop will benefit the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.
Fortner’s Sea Fern Studio, Newport fishermen and Sara Skamser of Foulweather Trawl Company are collaborating on this hands-on fish print class. As an added bonus, a behind the scenes tour of the Maritime Museum will be offered by Director Steve Wyatt.
In this six-hour workshop you will learn how to prepare fish for printing and how to mix colorful oil-based inks. Then you will be introduced to the technique of inking the fish and pulling off the fish print on beautiful Asian rice paper. Participants will also learn how to paint eyes and embellish their prints. Attendees of this limited enrollment class will walk away with at least 3 prints suitable for framing, as well as their practice pieces.