Local artist and former teacher Marianne Swittlinger will be introducing children to the fantastic art one can make with recycled products like bottle caps, and cardboard, shells and more on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Coastal Children’s Museum in Rockland.

Children will make two fabulous fish, one to take home and the other to hang and decorate the museum’s Gulf of Maine Touch Tank. Swittlinger will be leading two workshops, one from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and one from 1 to 2 p.m.

Swittlinger works with acrylics and mixed media. Her work has been shown in galleries such as the Port Clyde Art Gallery and the Ortiz Mountain Gallery in New Mexico. Her handiwork is the mural in the “Under the Sea” room. She has been a huge supporter and volunteer for the museum painting faces and leading workshops every since it opened in 2009.

This workshop is free for members and included in the price of admission for non-members. For more information on upcoming events and memberships available, visit the museum’s website at coastalchildrensmuseum.org. The museum is located at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland and its summer hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Please email info@coastalchildrensmuseum.org or call 596-0300 with any questions or to sign up for this workshop.