A Passion for Art

Founded by Jole Bortoli, Art to Heart is a company with a passion for art, creativity and beauty and we want to share this passion with people of all ages and backgrounds. We believe each and everyone one of us has creative talents and that when nurtured and developed they are transforming.

  • Portrait by Billie

    Portrait by Billie

  • Egg Tempera Making Workshop

    Egg Tempera Making Workshop

  • Art Course in Italy

    Art Course in Italy

  • Teachers Training Course

    Teachers Training Course

  • Weaving Workshop

    Weaving Workshop

  • Body Letters Workshop

    Body Letters Workshop

  • Illuminated Letters School Project

    Illuminated Letters School Project

  • Art in the Burren

    Art in the Burren

  • The Beautiful Beasts Workshop

    The Beautiful Beasts Workshop

  • The Art of a Good saturday

    The Art of a Good saturday

  • Awakening the Heart

    Awakening the Heart

Creation is a Voyage

We are continuously learning about the creative process and putting our knowledge to work with people through art. We always aim to deliver our programmes and projects in environments that are nourishing and safe because that is how great creative journeys begin.
(Read more about our work on Heartbeats News and Blog)

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    “I’ve been an artist all my life” said the ten year old girl when I complimented her on the painting...


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    1st February 2017 I have been drawing maps lately. Sitting at my desk with a blank page in front of...


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    It’s 6,30am and I’m already at my desk working. It’s pitch-dark outside and it will be another three to four...


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    It’s not a straightforward thing to navigate your way to Art to Heart’s venues for first-timers; one is located in...



Thanks for a truly relaxing week. I really felt the benefit afterwards. It was lovely of course to simply obey and concentrate on whatever exercise you suggested. And it is easy to take in information in such a relaxed environment. The most significant learning for me was to realize what a difficult work pattern I have myself, working in various venues with people who have a variety of special needs. It would perhaps have been beneficial to have had time made available for that type of discussion. Simply in order to air things. Not neccessarily to find solutions. They emerge by themselves gradually.
It was also curious to me how you make a smooth seam between your personal work and your teaching work. But that is another story!
Thanks again and I wish you much continuing pleasure and ease in work and play.

Una Ni Shé

Una Ni Shé