How to Attract an Alien to Earth: Visual Art Workshops 14 Mar 2020

Send clues to aliens across the universe to help them find your artistic treasure here in Ireland. Part of our Fly Me To The Moon visual art programme with Jole Bortoli.

Imagine you are sending a space-bottle on a journey through the cosmos that will guide the finder to a specific place back on Earth. It will lead them all the way to our lovely country called Ireland, where a very special object is to be found.

What will your space-bottle look like? Which clues will the space-bottle contain? Which artistic treasure will our extraterrestrial guest be guided to find?

Following your tour of our Fly Me To The Moon space-themed displays, create treasures that will attract an alien to earth in this 3D and mixed media workshop.

For more information about The Ark's Fly Me To The Moon programme, click here.

About Jole Bortoli

Jole has extensive experience in working with children, and with adults who work with children, through the arts. As well as her work at The Ark, Jole has art-directed the interior design of children-centred spaces such as the A&E Department in Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Office for the Ombudsman for Children.

Jole is also the founder of Art to Heart, an organisation that provides art courses for children and adults in educational, community and art settings. She is currently working in Dublin and the Burren, Co. Clare, and every week she leads workshops for children and adults. In Dublin she regularly works with The Ark as artist-facilitator in visual art programmes and also with the Sanctuary, a spirituality Centre in the heart of Dublin city, where she is collaborating in their Youth Programme.

In the Burren, Co. Clare, she runs workshops every fortnight and every summer she holds several weeks of training in her workshop. In the last couple of years, Jole has started to illustrate and write her own stories, which she self-publishes. Her first book, Iria ,was launched in April 2010 and she’s now working on her second.