Artful Friday – Sushi

January 29, 2010 | Comment4 comments - join the party! |

Yesterday class, we made Sushi.

Inspiration: My First Book of Sushi by Amy Wilson Sanger.

I love her books, the art work is very inspiring, she uses many textures, and patterns. I also have Yum Yum Dim Sum. I highly suggest both books.

Vancouver is known for it’s sushi. It’s almost impossible to live here and never eat sushi. I also like the idea of introducing different cultures to the students.

The question of the day: “What’s you favorite thing to eat when having sushi?”

The most common answer was cucumber roll. Keep in mind, there are 4 and 5 year olds. I did have two sisters students new here from Russia who had not had sushi yet.

We talked about the beautiful Japanese patterns, and textures in the book.
My photos don’t do the art work justice. I forgot my camera, so I rushed when taking them. The exposures are a bit off.

Materials: card stock, markers, stamps, tissue paper, glue, green foil (but you could use green and black tissue paper),and plasticine.

We used the tissue paper to make wasabi, ginger, soy sauce (all mentioned in the book). We also used some green foil, and I taught the students how to make a sushi cone, and the stuff it with tissue paper. We the used the plasticine to roll out some chop sticks.

You know what I find amazing about this piece? This is from one of the girls that never had sushi before. I adore it. It shows how inspired and talented kids can be.

If you love sushi, I suggest the project with the kids, its just as mush fun for adults as it for kids.

Happy Friday!


4 comments - join the party!

I have that book, and love it too.

This is a great idea to do with the kids, and I haven't met a kid yet that doesn't love sushi.

Thanks for the great tip. x

by Chantelle {fat mum slim} on January 30, 2010 at 3:38 am. Reply #

How cute! You make me miss art class so much! I was originally going to school to become an art teacher, but somewhere along the way I ended up learning web design. Your pictures make me wish I could have stuck with being an art teacher!

by danielle and dinosaur toes on January 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm. Reply #

i love all of their creations! can dom join your art class one day?

by cArLa on January 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm. Reply #

This is an awesome art project! My husband and I love sushi and I'll have to do this with Toot one day! Thanks for the book heads up, I'm going to have to find it asap for Toot!

by Maggi on February 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm. Reply #