Children’s Programme

Over the years, Art to Heart has developed a series of art workshops that, through the exploration of a particular theme, specifically addresses the development of skills every child needs in order to grow into a confident, problem solving and imaginative adult.

Art to Heart children’s programme takes place in schools, both Primary and Secondary, in community and in art settings where we are invited to take part in projects but we also generate our own.

Contact Jole at or phone 085 1532220 if you would like Art to Heart to design and run a specific art programme or just a morning workshop.

Animal Shapeshifters – 22 July to 13 August

The Ark, cultural centre for children  – Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Artist and shape-shifter, Jole Bortoli will help you explore the world of animals through drawing and painting, 3D construction, and sculpting.

Bookings and detailed informations on

Workshops for the public

The Ark, cultural centre for children  – Temple Bar, Dublin 2

  • I Am a Wolf
    Sat 22 & Sun 23 July @ 11.30am (Ages 5-7) & 2.30pm (Ages 8 -12)

    An imaginative drawing and painting workshop where you will transform your self-portrait into your own chosen animal spirit.
  • I Wear the Antlers
    Sat 29, Sun 30 July & Mon 7 Aug @ 11.30am (Ages 5-7) & 2.30pm (Ages 8 -12)

    Create colourful head dresses based on animal characteristics, forms and textures in this 3D mixed media workshop.
  • An Animal in My Pocket
    Sat 5 & Sun 6 August @ 11.30am (Ages 7-9) & 2.30pm (Ages 10 -12)
    Soap carving workshop. In many traditional cultures small carvings of animals perform a protective function. In this workshop you will carve a personal talisman to carry with you in your pocket.
  • Wild Card Weekend
    Sat 12 & Sun 13 August @ 11.30am (Ages 5-7) & 2.30pm (Ages 8-12)

    Surprise workshops, details to be announced.