Area artist and fisherman Joe Mullins visited the third-grade art classes to teach them about the traditional Japanese art form of fish rubbing, once a way that fishermen kept track of the fish they caught.
Mr. Mullins brought along a striped bass and a black sea bass -- and taught our students about the characteristics, diets, and habitats of these predator fish.
The process began with the artist gently brushing ink onto the surface of a fish. Next, he rubbed rice paper onto the fish. The result was a beautiful and remarkably detailed rendition of the fish’s beautiful scales, texture, fins, and tail. The students were delighted!