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Gyotaku Printing
(Exploring Arts of Japan Series)

Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: 10 am -1 pm
Registration Deadline: May 17

Join Artist instructor Mark Mehaffey for a fun introduction to the art of Gyotaku fish printing. This Japanese art form was first used to depict and preserve the wondrous fish the Japanese fishermen caught. We will discuss the history, materials, and techniques used to produce our fish print. Please bring freshly caught fish if you have one! Great excuse to go fishing (a small perch or bluegill would work). If you do not have a fish, one will be provided for you. Paper, printing inks, and paint will be provided. Should you wish to print on a T-shirt, please bring that with you. The instructor will also demonstrate incorporating the Gyotaku into a contemporary painting.

Internationally recognized artist Mark E. Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society; Dolphin Fellow, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Signature Life Member – Master Status and Distinguished Master, Watercolor West, the Rocky Mountain Water Media Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society; Signature Life Member, the International Society of Experimental Artists, Signature Life Member, Nautilus Fellow, and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.

Mark is a popular juror, workshop instructor, and lecturer.

Website: markmehaffeyfineart.com

Fresh fish

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To ensure the safety of our students and Staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons for indoor programs and 16 outdoor programs
  • All students who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home and not attend class.
  • Students and Staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Staff will sanitize common areas and touch surfaces regularly.
  • We have optimized our indoor ventilation system to reduce the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air.
  • If Leelanau County COVID-related cases are designated high risk, students and visitors must wear a face mask to prevent transmission.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, Staff will inform the GAAC’s new policies or procedures before the start of the course.


May 20
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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