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Telling Tall and Tiny Tales for schools 6 - 29 Nov 2012

Telling Tall & Tiny Tales exhibition & book-building workshop for Junior Infants - 6th Class

Dates: Tuesdays-Fridays 6 – 29 November
Class ranges & times: Junior Infants – 3rd Class 10am; 4th-6th Class, 11.30am
Durations: Junior Infants - 3rd Class (90 minutes); 4th-6th Class (2 hours)

Literacy meets literature in Telling Tall & Tiny Tales, a programme which offers a great way to creatively inspire in children an interest in reading and books, while exploring many of the key strands in the English and visual arts curricula.

Your class’s visit to The Ark will start with a tour through the Telling Tall & Tiny Tales exhibition, where they can examine beautiful original illustrations, notebooks and drafts from well-known children’s books, and discover how words, stories and images are brought together to make books.

In the second part of the visit, artist Jole Bortoli will lead a bookmaking workshop where class groups will design and make miniature books, before filling them with their written and illustrated responses to the exhibition. Each child will take their own miniature book away to share with others.

Tickets €6.50/€4.50 (concessions for DEIS schools and schools travelling from outside Co. Dublin)
To book please call The Ark's box office on 01 670 7788

Telling Tall & Tiny Tales curator: Pádraic Whyte, Assistant Professor of English, Trinity College Dublin

Afterschool tours the Telling Tall & Tiny Tales exhibition

Dates & times: Tuesdays-Fridays 6 – 29 November, from 2.30pm
Class ranges: Junior Infants – 6th Class
Duration: 45 minutes

We are delighted to offer afterschool groups free interactive tours of the exhibition. Please call the box office on 01 670 7788 to discuss your requirements.

Free entry advance booking essential on 01 670 7788 (subsidy made possible by The Community Foundation for Ireland)

Curricular links

Telling Tall & Tiny Tales has a strong focus on literacy and literature and explores many of the key strands of the English and visual arts curricula.

These include: receptiveness to language, competence and confidence in using language, developing cognitive abilities through language, knowledge and ideas, emotional and imaginative development through language; listening and responding; drawing, paint and colour, construction, print, fabric and fibre.