Fish Tales Educational Workshops

Have fun while learning!

Register your school or camp group for one or more of these affordable and creative workshops. Designed for K-6th grade age groups, these hand-on art workshops connect students to the natural world through an exciting summer exhibition, Fish Tales.

Fish Sticks: Paint Puppets of Hudson River Aquatic Animals with Artist Ann Ladd
Students will discover how to help improve the living conditions of the numerous creatures who spend their entire lives in the Hudson River. Students will explore the Wetlands and the never ending food chain. As they paint their impressions of fish, students will discuss -Why
do fish have different shaped tails? What is the purpose of certain fish? As they mix paints, they will to create the various shades found in a healthy river environment on different types of fish.

Fish Impressions: Make Gyotaku Fish Prints with Fisherman and Artist Joe Mullins
Students will learn about the Hudson River from its significant role in early American history to a polluted river where its fisheries have disappeared to current times, where major marine life is on the way back. Students will explore and discuss the importance of natural fish populations and their habitats in local waters while creating rich beautifully textured mono prints of real fish using the ancient Japanese art form Gyotaku.


Curb Your Footprint: Create Pop-up Cards of a Healthy Environment with Artist Tova Snyder
Students will use a variety of mediums to create colorful pop-up cards while learning how to curb their carbon footprints and make the world a better place. Classes will study the specific pollutants of the Hudson River and focus on what they can do to help the environment. Students will discuss – What are bottom-feeding fish? What are PCBs? and How do we Adapt to Change?

Register today to any of these fun hands on workshops!

One low price of $300 per workshop includes all materials for one two-hour hands on session for a group of up to 30 children.
Residencies can be held at your school, summer program or at ArtsWestchester in conjunction with a FREE docent tour of FishTales.

Please contact Jessy Mendez, Coordinator, Arts in Education at ArtsWestchester to schedule your school’s residencies by calling 914-428-4220 x313 or emailing

Gallery Tours

Educational Fish Art programs are available in conjunction with this exhibition. We invite schools, organizations, and visionary businesses to participate as an educator, exhibitor or supporter of this show.

To schedule a FREE docent tour with your class please contact Kathleen Reckling, Gallery Coordinator at 914-428-4220 x306. Gallery Hours: Tues- Sat, 12-5pm

Fish Tales is presented with support from: