Message in a Bottle: Visual Art Workshops 29 Feb 2020

Create images of life on Earth to send into space in your specially designed ‘bottle’. Part of our Fly Me To The Moon visual art programme with Jole Bortoli.

Golden records containing sounds and images portraying the diversity of life and culture on Earth were included in both of NASA's Voyager space probes, as they set out on their journeys through the solar system. They were intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form who may find them.

Following your tour of our Fly Me To The Moon space-themed displays, you can decide which images you would make about life on Earth to send into space in your specially designed ‘bottle’ in this mixed media and 3D visual art workshop,

For more information about our 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.