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Haven’t you always wanted to learn how to turn fish into art? Join us Sunday afternoon on August 26th, and get expert, instructor-led experience in the Japanese art of Gyotaku!

Gyotaku literally means “fish rubbing” or “fish impression.” Originally practiced by fisherman to memorialize their catches, Gyotaku now is a popular art form that’s easy to get started in.

This class will be led by Jeffrey Peacock, a top Gyotaku artist located here in Maine. Jeffrey’s a native Mainer, who learned to fish at his family’s place here in Georgetown. He’s passionate about fish and the outdoors, and he works to bring the fish of Maine alive through his art. Learn more about his work here. You can see (and purchase) a selection of his work on exhibit at Meetinghouse this month as well.

In this beginner’s boot camp class, you’ll learn the elements of creating a fish print. We’ll cover ink and inking methods, paper, the selection and prep of the fish, and spend a lot of time hands-on, learing to create a good looking, realistic image.

Included in the $115 class fee are the instructor fee, fish and all art supplies, which you’ll be able to take home with you so you can print the fish you catch this summer.

To keep the class intimate with lots of time for one-on-one with Jeffrey and your fellow artists, this class is limited to 15 people. Sign up now to secure your spot!

We’ll have drinks and snacks available to help you keep your energy up.


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