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Create Still Life Photographs

A digital photography project exploring color and composition inspired by the cubist still lifes of Patrick Henry Bruce.

In this week’s NEU To Do for Kids project, young photographers will use a digital camera or smart device to create color photographs of inanimate objects from around their home. Students will practice using color, light, and shadow to create their images while exploring photography techniques such as composition, framing, and perspective.

Download the Project Worksheet

Materials Needed

  • Digital camera or smart device (such as an android phone or iphone, ipad, or tablet)

Be sure to share your creations with us on social media #NEUtoDoKids!

Watch the video

Watch this short video to see an example of a still life painting by Patrick Henry Bruce.

Video by Thomas Colville Fine Art, LLC


These activities were created in collaboration with the Neuberger Museum of Art Education Department and Diana Puglisi, Curator of Education, Youth & Adult Programs.