Wish You Were Here: Visual Art Workshops 7 Mar 2020

In an age of Space Tourism, design posters and postcards of the “must-see” destinations of the solar system. Part of our Fly Me To The Moon visual art programme with Jole Bortoli.

Space Travel Tourism is upon us, with many “must-see” destinations across the solar system. We need young artists with original ideas to design posters to advertise these places and postcards to send back to Earth!

Following your tour of our Fly Me To The Moon space-themed displays, put your imagination to work to create images that will entice travellers to explore the cosmos in these drawing, painting and mixed media workshops.

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.