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.

Our Beautiful Earth

Free Art Workshops for ChildrenArt Source, RDS 15th – 17th November 2019

Look for us in the children’s corner where we’ll be delivering non-stop workshops on the exploration and celebration of the beauty and bewildering diversity of the ecosystems that thrive on our planet. During these free workshops children can work creatively on a variety of subjects including land and seascapes, plants, animals and humans . See:


Christ the King, GNS, Cabra, Dublin

This visual art programme is taking place in conjunction with the gardening programme where the students from both the Junior and Senior cycles are involved in taking care of the school’s garden throughout the year.

With they class teacher they dig, plant, look after and harvest a wide variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables. With artist Jole Bortoli they design and make 3D art pieces which include bird boxes, fairy houses and specially designed flowers.

This year the junior classes will work on the theme of ‘gnomes’ – a rare species in danger of extinction. Once located the small creatures will be invited to take up residence in a specially allocated area of the school garden.