Assignment 4: Fish Bowl (Early Years)

Assignment 4: Fish Bowl

Preparation: Make sure each table has markers, pencil crayons and drawing paper.

  • Step 1: Inform students that we will creating a fish bowl
  • Step 2: Discuss artists who use the environment in their artworks and show examples.
  • Step 3: Demonstrate how to create a fish bowl using different creatures and objects. Remind students to use multiple fish and other sea creatures when creating their fish bowl.
  • Step 4: Draw and outline. Students will lightly sketch their fish bowl.
  • Step 5: Create environment. Begin adding different animals and objects to make their fish bowl special.
  • Step 6: Add color. Students will use pencil crayons to add color to their fish bowl.
  • Step 7: Students will share their artwork with the class and talk about the creatures they used.
  • Step 8: Remind students to write their name on the back and hand in their artwork.
  • Step 9: Students will clean up their area.


  • I can make a creative fish environment.
  • I can learn about various fish and other sea creatures.
  • I can learn about the environment.
  • I can learn about artists who use the environment in their work.

Materials: Pencils, pencil crayons, wax crayons, sharpies, drawing paper.

Artists: Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim: Margaret’s work focuses on relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. Her crochet Coral Reef project created with her twin sister Christine, is now the largest participatory art and science endeavor in the world and brings together a unique mix of mathematics, environmental science, community practice and feminism.


Word Document with pictures:  Assignment 4- Fish Bowl (Early Years)






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