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.

Fly Me to the Moon

Now available on-line as activity sheets to do at home.

‘Fly Me to the Moon’ is the result of a year-long imaginary adventure designed by Art to Heart’s Director Jole Bortoli. She is the curator for the exhibition in the Ark’s Long Room and Gallery where you’ll be taken through a visual history of astronomy, sci-fi displays and see how other artists have interpreted the wonders of the sky. Come on board as we are about to take off!!



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.