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July 14, 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Larimer Square

Gyotaku Fish Painting

Join Slow Food gardener Julie Diaz and make your own Gyotaku fish print and check out nature’s art, fish scale-style! Gyotaku is a traditional form of Japanese art that began as a way for fishermen to keep record of the fish they caught. They used squid ink and rice paper to create an exact image of the fish-the ink was non-toxic and allowed the fish to be eaten later while preserving records of fish species and sizes!

We’ll apply squid ink to awesome whole fish from Seattle Fish Company, a Denver company celebrating over 100 years of sourcing sustainable seafood for restaurants, grocers and consumers, then stamp our fish on paper. We’ll learn about the species, its origin, and the captain and vessel who caught it! A little mess and a lot of fun await you with this special art project.