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Ms. Popp from Peoria IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gyotaku & Gelli Printmaking: Exploration and Expression

Help me give my students the ability to explore and create in authentic print making processes. Japanes Fish Printing and Gelli Printmaking allow students to explore the medium and themselves.

  • $716 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This area has a 90% poverty rate (Title I school) and an outstanding Performing Arts School with talented students dedicated to bettering themselves and their artistic talent.

I want to ignite a lifelong passion for creating, appreciating and talking about art with my students.

My students come from varied art backgrounds. Some did not have any formal art training in their primary and middle schools. Most have never been exposed to the variety of materials needed to become a successful, professional artist. They need to be exposed to different materials, mediums, and artists.

My Project

The funding of this project would allow students to explore Gyotaku (traditional Japanese fish printmaking and study) and Gelli self expression printmaking. Both of these printmaking techniques explore the age old expression and observation methodology in art. This project will allow us to travel through time and explore the history, science and creative outlets available through print making.

Gyotaku has been around since the early 1800s and was used by fisherman to identify their catches; Gelli is a relatively new form of monoprinting that allows students to print high quality prints.

Students do not need expensive presses and high cost inks to explore these two mediums. Please take a chance on my classroom and let us blow your mind with the upper limits of our creativity and observation.

Ms. Popp
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate 5x7" Class Pack • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate 5x5" Class Pack • Amazon Business $107.10 1 $107.10
Speedball 8X10 Bulk Pack of 10 Gel Printing Plate, 8" x 10" • Amazon Business $97.99 1 $97.99
Nasco Fish Printing Kit - Gyotaku • Nasco $72.95 1 $72.95
50 psc 5 Styles Pendant Trays with Glass Cabochon Tiles for Crafting DIY Jewelry Making • Amazon Business $11.59 4 $46.36
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Assorted Colors I • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
GSS Designs Patterns Stencil Template Set(4 Pack)- Hexagon Triangles Fish Scale Oriental A5(6x8.25 Inch) - Art Painting for Card Making Canvas Furniture(SL-017) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Crafter's Workshop Stencil 2 Pack, Reusable Stenciling Templates for Art Journaling, Mixed Media, and Scrapbooking - TCW357 Cell Theory & TCW248 Cubist • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Amazon Elements Baby Wipes, Fresh Scent, 480 Count, Flip-Top Packs • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Paxcoo 100Pcs Black Waxed Necklace Cord with Clasp Bulk for Bracelet Necklace and Jewelry Making (20 Inches) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Bastex 100 Pieces of Waxed Necklace Cord with Clasp. Includes 10 Different Colors for Bracelet, Necklace and DIY Jewelry Making. 20 Inches Long, 1.5mm Thickness. Colorful Bulk • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Hero Arts SA113 Stencil, Every Which Way, 6" x 6" • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Andy Skinner Mixed Media Snake's Web Stencil, Grey, 6 x 6-inch • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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