Join us for this 4 hour hands on workshop and learn to capture nature in a uniquely beautiful way! This will be an exploration of printing Fish by the ancient Japanese technique of Gyotako (Gyo – meaning fish and taku meaning rubbing or impression). This is a very exciting method of printing fish where much detail is captured in the print. We will work primarily from fish replicas, but there will be a real fish for those who would like to try printing the authentic way. We will print on rice paper using ink. Prints would be suitable for framing.
We will also print from Nature’s objects. This will include leaves, branches, shells, etc. What you see in the finished print is often more detail than you would see casually observing the object itself.
Members $55 or Non-Members $65
Instructor Bio: Janice Nesta, a native of Long Island, NY has been creating Folk Crafts, painting Watercolors and creating Fiber Art for over 25 years. Nesta has had a long standing appreciation of nature and the places around her and her inspiration results in creative projects of all types. Composition and movement are important elements in her work.
Nesta has demonstrated Scherenschnitte at the Bethpage Restoration Fair for over 15 years. She has also taught various classes including paper cutting at the Art League of Long Island and in libraries locally.
Her works of art have been exhibited at the ALLI and many libraries around Long Island and have received awards over the years. In addition, a number of her original design quilts have traveled the United States and Canada with the Hoffman Challenge Collections.