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.


Collinstown Park Community College, Clondalkin, Dublin

This visual art programme with 3rd year is taking place in the school’s library.

The programme’s content is being informed by a story created by the class during their creative writing workshops and it’s titled ‘After the Fall’. The students are attending weekly visual art workshops during which they paint and draw the characters and the environment where the story takes place.



Collinstown Park Community College, Clondalkin, Dublin

A group of students from different years is taking part in this after school visual art programme in the school’s library. After an initial personal mapping exercise the students have chosen to explore the natural world in its many manifestations. Seascapes, skyscapes, forests and galaxies are appearing on large sheets of paper at an alarming rate which is a beautiful expression of this group’s creative energy.


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 gardener Tina de Burca 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.