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This painting is called 'Tables for Ladies' by Edward Hopper.

Go through the instructions below and take a closer look.

Answer these key questions on the painting:

Create a story around the painting by:

Giving each character a name.

Thinking about who they are and what they do.

Imagining their conversation or just general sounds that might be heard.

Imagining the two customers coming into the café and placing their order.


Now, think about what might happen next and what might happen after they finish their food and drink.


Your task for today is to role play with someone else, the dialogue which might take place.


If you do not have someone to role play with, you could write the conversation down or even draw speech bubbles on a print out of the painting.