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The children learned about the role of an illustrator as one of the many roles artists have in our society.  We looked at the book the Rainbow Fish by Macus Pfister.  Within the book we discussed how the artist made the fish look like it was underwater and how he used concepts of foreground and background in the illustrations.  We also observed the parts of the fish and discussed how they use their gills to breathe under water.  The children then created their own rainbow fish incorporating many of the ideas that we have learn in art throughout the year (patterns, lines, texture, background, foreground, etc.).

Rainbow Fish - Pattern and Repetition

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