Teachers CPD: Astronomical Art in the Classroom 29 Feb 2020

This fun and practical workshop will be facilitated by artist Jole Bortoli through visual art in a relaxed atmosphere to empower teachers in delivering art/science activities on the theme of astronomy in the classroom.

Begin by visiting our specially curated display of space-related art, artifacts and installations, before getting hands-on with creative art ideas that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Links will be made with a range of subjects including geology, space travel, mythology, history and general science.

Part of our Fly Me To The Moon visual arts programme. For more information, 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.