This fishbowl project is really a study of ovals, which helps make it look dimensional. This painting was made by Ryan, a kinder, who amazes me every week.
1. I recommend that students start by drawing the top oval first, then the bottom one centered below. Connect them with curved sides. Add the oval for the top of the water. A fish and curvy plant may be added as room allows.
2. Trace the bowl, plant and fish with a black Sharpie marker. Draw scales on the fish with a crayon.
3. Paint all the art with liquid watercolor paint. This sample was made with Dick Blick Blue, Violet, Orange and Green.
Kathy Barbro earned her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Arts & Design, enjoying a 20-year career in graphic design. When her son entered kindergarten, her career path took a turn. The local elementary school had no art program and that was all the inspiration she needed. Kathy served as a volunteer art docent for several years, later becoming the school's Professional Expert in Visual Arts. She teaches twenty K-5 classes weekly and conducts an after-school Art Enrichment program. Kathy pooled her talents to share her curriculum via the blogosphere. With 500 classroom-tested art projects posted, her Art Projects For Kids www.artprojectsforkids.org is a favored source of art lesson plans among teachers, home schoolers and parents.