Newport Paper Arts Festival: "Gyotaku – The Art of the Fish Print"

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Friday, April 19, 2013  9:30 AMEnds:Friday, April 19, 2013  4:30 PM

Workshop fees are based on the number of classes taken. See registration sheet in the Downloads area for details. Materials fees are listed in each class description. All workshops meet from 9:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30. Registration is by postmark. Return your registration forms promptly. We will do our best to place you in the classes you request.


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The 18th annual Newport Paper Arts Festival offers 17 classes over the three days of April 19, 20 and 21, given by 13 instructors. 

"Gyotaku – The Art of the Fishprint"

Using oil based relief ink, students will learn to capture the features, textures, color, and energy of a fish on beautiful rice papers. Introduction of printing techniques and demonstration by the instructor is followed by student practice. Expect to finish the day with several completed prints of actual fish provided for the class.

Skill Level: All Levels; Class Limit: 12; Materials Fee: $25 

"Gyotaku – The Art of the Fishprint" is taught by Heather Fortner, a Gyotaku and Nature Print artist who's been utilizing a 30 inch etching press to create mono printed images. She has taught classes in both mediums since 1986. Her work has been displayed in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. She owns Orchid Street Studio West in Toledo, Oregon where she creates and teaches. 

To register for this class, download the registration form. For more information, download the complete brochure, or contact  Newport Visual Arts Center Director Sally Houck, at 541-265-6569, or by email at

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