Talking Pictures is an online resource for children and their adults based on artwork from the Crawford Art Gallery Collection. We will share creative prompts for happy talk and play every Wednesday.
This drawing shows a very hungry customer and a dancing chef!
Alfred Bendiner (1899-1964) was an American artist who made lots of quick drawings full of fun and mischief. Alfred would sketch wherever he went, often in cafés and restaurants, using scraps of paper or menus. His restaurant drawings show silly waiters, plump chefs, fantastic food and all sorts of curious customers!
Our table is set with a place just for you!
To work up an appetite, can you draw all of your favourite food on a very large plate?
What ingredients will you use?
ham sweets cheese lettuce coleslaw
custard ketchup jam tomato ice cream
sliced pan sausage peanut butter spinach
beef butter crisps chocolate cabbage
banana mustard jelly brussels sprouts
salami tuna chocolate sauce onion broccoli
You can dip into our word-soup below!
gobble gobble munch munch sip slurp chew swallow
lick warm yummy tummy spoon drip drop share slow
quick dip its mine! slip slop smell sniff taste tongue teeth
napkin more! full wrap tease scrumptious burp smooth light
fluffy crispy delicious nom-nom-nom lumpy table salty
HOT plate NO! Wait crunch hiccup spicy sweet MMMMM!!
Collect bits and bobs from around the house to design your own house menu!
Wool makes hairy spaghetti, for pretend eating only!
Collage scraps of fabric and cut out shapes from paper to create new dishes.
Beads and buttons in a saucepan make for a noisy, yet hearty stew.
Raid the recycling bin for this and that!
If you have access to a garden, whisk up some mud pies in old containers and decorate with a garnish of leaves and stones.
Follow and use #crawfordartgalleryhomelife to share your creations and see others on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
Tel: 021 480 5042
N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing
Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11 am–4 pm
Café: Closed Sundays
© 2021 www.crawfordartgallery.ie