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Stratford Arts Social: At Home - Using a Viewfinder

This short activity will help you learn how to use a viewfinder to make drawing objects easier.

You will need

• Pen/pencil – Biro, standard pencil, felt tip pen, or any drawing equipment you can find, can be multiple colours.
• Paper of any colour to draw on – copy paper, recycled, tissue paper, anything you find lying around
• A thin piece of paper or similar to make the viewfinder
• An object to draw

Activity length: 10 - 20 minutes minimum

Using a viewfinder creates a frame around an object and allows you to differentiate between negative and positive spaces, which in turn helps to draw small areas in detail. The viewfinder reduces the object to simple shapes and lines, making drawing easier.