Goin’ Fishin is a collage that combines bamboo, fabric and wood. Gather materials to make a collage about one of your favorite hobbies.
Fishing is a popular pastime. Write an essay about one of your pastimes and why do you like doing it.
Make a list of the materials in the painting. Choose 3 materials and write a few sentences about how they relate to fishing.
Read Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Do you think Goin’ Fishin’ evokes aspects of the novel? Why or why not?
Study fishing in your community. Identify nearby rivers or ponds on a map.
In addition to being a pastime, fishing is also an industry. Research the fishing industry and identify which fish are the most popular to sell.
What localities in the United States are centers for the fishing industry? Why?
Study local marine life. What types of fish can you catch in the wild in your state? How do they differ from the fish that are kept as pets?
Consider how industrial fishing affects the environment. Research fish that are endangered. Find out about ways of preserving the fish population.