Hokusai Insect Prints

Grade 4

Karen Stomberg, Art Specialist

Students will learn about the Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, best known for his print “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”. They will create Japanese children’s style prints, using insects as imagery.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. study the life and work of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese woodblock artist.
  2. observe and discuss “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”, Hokusai’s most famous print.
  3. draw correlations between the printmaking advances of Hokusai’s day and now.
  4. create a Japanese children’s type of print using insects as imagery.