Artists look closely at objects and the world around them to find patterns, textures, and forms and see them in a new way.
Materials and Tools
- Drawing tool (pencil, pen, oil pastel, etc)
- Paper or sketchbook
Look at Brandt’s photograph titled Baie des Anges, France, 1959.
- What do you see?
- What does it remind you of?
- How do you think Brandt has created the image?
Bill Brandt was a British photographer who was inspired by
landscapes and the human body. He experimented with his
camera to make the body and hands look different. He imagined them as sculptures or a strange landscape.
Make interesting shapes with your hands. Imagine them as
sculptures or strange landscapes.
Find an interesting part of your hand. Create a drawing of the shapes and textures that you can see.
- Does your drawing remind you of anything?
Try experimenting with your viewfinder again.
Close one eye and look through it to frame a section of your view.
Play with the angle that you hold it at. Try moving it near to you and far away.
Try drawing the same view again, showing the changes and
details you notice.
- What differences can you see in your drawings?
Studio NYC Team
Julie Applebaum, Senior Director
Andrea Burgay, Associate Director
Hasna Muhammad, Ed.D., Chair, Board of Directors, Studio in a School Association
Alison Scott-Williams, President, Studio in a School NYC
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