Parrotfish in the Tropical Ocean

Photo from Diveplanit

How many names of fish can you name that are found in tropical oceans?

Let’s talk about the interesting facts of Parrot Fish!

  • They can change their color as well as their gender.
  • They eat chunks of coral that are ground by their teeth.
  • At night, they envelope themselves in a transparent cocoon made of mucus secreted from an organ at the top of their head. It is thought that they do this to mask their scent and protect themselves from predators such as moray eels.

Watch this video to know more about the Parrotfish.

There are up to eighty identified species of parrotfish, but we have chosen the Greenthroat Parrotfish for our project.

In this project, you will sculpt an underwater scape that depicts a Parrotfish amongst a coral reef in plasticine.

You are encouraged to mix your own colors and not necessarily follow the colors used in the colored print provided to you in your Art Kit.

Use the printed template provided to you in your Art Kit to complete this project
Use the printed color guide to determine which colors you can use.

You will need to bring your own:

  • Plasticine: Yellow, red, white, green, blue, purple.
  • A4 size foam board with outlined template of underwater scape.
  • Clay tools (2 no.s)
  • Colored illustration of Underwater scape.

You will need to bring your own:

  • Table cover (for protection)
  • Tack-it (to keep your foam board in place)

Below is the tutorial on how to complete this project:


Published by Farah Nasrawi

A multi-hyphenate designer, an artist, a teacher

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