Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

Tired of tidying the house before a video call? Or perhaps you want to have some fun with your friends or colleagues?  Using some works from the Crawford Art Gallery collection we have created a Free download pack for you to use as a virtual background for your video calls whatever the occasion! 

Download this free pack of images from the Crawford Art Gallery collection

and then

Follow the instructions on how to set the backgrounds
on Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

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Cruinniu na nÓg

Join us on June 13th for  Cruinniú na nÓg

We are thrilled to have such an exciting range of free online activities for children and young people for Cruinniu na nÓg.

Rosie O'Regan from BrokenCrow Theatre Company has crafted her very own story poem! 'Little Bird' is an early years piece made especially for springtime that borrows from an old song that is known and loved by many.

Why not get creative with an Art workshop. Using nature and everyday materials for inspiration and hosted by our experienced artists these workshops are suitable for all ages!

Maybe colour some of our collection works or get yourself hooked on our online Jigsaws with works from the Crawford Art Gallery collection. No booking required. Suitable for all.

Ireland is the first, and only country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. 

Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people.

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National Drawing Day 16.05.20

Saturday 16 May is National Drawing Day, we will miss you and the buzz in the gallery but we hope that the activities that our wonderful team of artists have put together will give you an appetite for grabbing paper and picking up your pencils!

We hope you will join us on May 16 and we look forward to hearing all about your drawing adventures…

Initiated by the National Gallery in 2005/ Drawing Day is a nationwide event held in partnership with national, regional and local museums, libraries, cultural and arts centres.

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DRAWING WITH REGINA CARBAYO - Tone Values

Click on the video below to view the process

Artist Regina Carbayo joins us from Spain with a bilingual video. Watch Regina at work creating a tonal study. 
Regina says "Seeing values when drawing means identifying the different tones from light to dark. The tonal differences are called ‘values’. I use shading techniques in this video with graphite, pencil and an eraser. I have chosen to work from the sculpture An Strachaire Fir by Joseph Higgins as I find it to be very strong and full of expression. There is a lot of contrast which will help you to easily identify shadows and light”.

To see more from Regina go to:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAtXZmWnovZ9AwwzjonyNAA

Initiated by the National Gallery in 2005/ Drawing Day is a nationwide event held in partnership with national, regional and local museums, libraries, cultural and arts centres.

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Drawing with Mary Galvin

 Mary facilitates Saturday art classes in the gallery.

'My work as an artist-painter takes inspiration from the natural world.  Using a mix of my own drawings and found images I combine them forming new compositions that reflect on human interaction with nature and our attempt to control and protect it simultaneously.'

List of drawing materials:

Some tips: 

Click on the video below to view the process

Initiated by the National Gallery in 2005/ Drawing Day is a nationwide event held in partnership with national, regional and local museums, libraries, cultural and arts centres.

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Cardboard collage with Mary Timmons

Mary facilitates Saturday art classes in the gallery.

“I am a ceramic and textile artist based in Cork. I enjoy trying out new materials and experimenting with new techniques. Art is all about fun and having a go.

Collage is always a part of my work, sometimes through research and often in the final work.

It really inspires both my teaching and my own work”

Click on the video below to view the process

Initiated by the National Gallery in 2005/ Drawing Day is a nationwide event held in partnership with national, regional and local museums, libraries, cultural and arts centres.

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