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Go fish, with gyotaku workshops

Published on December 18, 2017 4:15PM

“China Rockfish” by Bruce Koike

“China Rockfish” by Bruce Koike


Gyotaku artist Bruce Koike will be sharing his fish-printing skills in a pair of January workshops at the Lincoln City and Newport campuses of Oregon Coast Community College.

Koike first learned the technique 30 years ago and has printed more than 400 different plants and aquatic life, mainly fish. He has shown his works at venues such as the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, the Bellevue Art and Craft Festival, Newport Seafood and Wine Festival and the Blackfish Café in Lincoln City. A mahi mahi fish print hangs in the meeting room of NOAA vessel Bell M. Shimada, which is homeported in Newport.

The first workshop will run from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Biology Lab of the Lincoln City campus, 3788 SE High School Drive.

Koike will repeat the class on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Biology Lab of the Newport campus, 400 SE College Way.

The classes cost $40 per person, plus a $10 materials fee.

To register, call 541-996-6222.



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