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.
A telescope helps us to see things that are far away. Inside this telescope there are pieces of curved glass, these are like the lenses of glasses used for eyeglasses. The first telescope was invented over 400 years ago and was called ‘the looker’! Pirates and sea captains carried some of the earliest telescopes and these were called spy glasses. The family that owned this telescope lived in a big house on a hill, here in Cork, 300 years ago. They could spy all of the ships sailing up and down the river Lee.
Can you spy…?:
Three things that are green
Something that is very light
Something that is strong
Something that is yellow
Something that is smooth
Something that is square
Something that is fuzzy
Two things that are blue
Something that can float
Missing your friend? Ask an adult to help you send your drawing to your friend.
Ask your friend to draw what they see from their window so that you can see what they see, from faraway!
Here are some ideas: mountains, snow, sky scrapers, a boat, flowers, a desert, hot air balloons, the beach, a huge city, Disneyland, a forest, a zoo, a castle, a tropical island, a sweet factory, a new friend, a bouncy castle, a swimming pool, pirates, a tornado, a tree house….
Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
Tel: 021 480 5042
General Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 16:45
(2nd floor closes at 4:45 pm)
Late opening Thursdays until 8.00 pm
(2nd floor will remain open until 7:45 m on Thursdays commencing 19 March)
Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11 am–4 pm
Café: 11 am–4 pm
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Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
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