Fish print T-shirt workshop for kids

Mar 21, 2014
Children are invited to make fish print T-shirts Saturday, March 29 at Coastal Children's Museum. Space is limited and registration is required.

Rockland — Coastal Children’s Museum will hold a special Gyotaku fish print T-shirt workshop Saturday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to noon.

This popular workshop will take place this month as a nod to the French tradition of Poisson D'Avril which sees children trick friends by sticking a paper fish on a target’s back for April 1 instead of America's April Fool’s Day pranks.

Participants will paint new fish molds with color so participants can wear their Fish of April all year round.

The art of Gyotaku traditionally involves painting a thin layer of paint on a freshly caught fish and then pressing a thin piece of paper over the top creating a print of a multi colored fish. Participants in this workshop will not have to touch fresh fish, but use flexible rubber molds instead to make fabulously fishy T-shirts.

This program has been sponsored by Wal-Mart. Because of their support, this workshop will be included in the price of admission and all materials including the T-shirt will be provided. Because of space limitations the workshops requires advanced registration and is limited to 12 children and is best suited for children 4 and up.

Please email or call 596-0300 to sign up, remembering to include the child’s T-shirt size.

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