Jack Schwartz of Shoreham teaches the art of ‘Gyotaku,’ or painting using fish as tools, at East End Arts Council on East Main Street in Riverhead.
Gyotaku, an art form developed by Japanese fisherman about 300 years ago, was used to document their catch by rubbing the fish with paint. In this class , students used acrylic paint on real fish including tilefish, porgys, groupers, snappers and perch.
The class was held Thursday morning at the art council’s carriage house.
Mr. Schwartz is the president of the ‘Nature Printing Society’ and has been printing with fish for 30