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Pinocchio: Teachers' Visual Art CPD 9 Mar 2024

This visual art workshop for teachers is inspired by our upcoming workshops about the timeless story of the wooden puppet Pinocchio celebrating the 140th anniversary of the first publication.

Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio is one of the world’s best-loved children’s books, translated into over 280 languages and dialects, and the subject of countless films and television series.

Although Pinocchio’s story has been adapted into many media the focus of our visual art programme is on the illustrated book, from vintage copies to modern interpretations and by various artists and illustrators.

You will be introduced to and experiment with different illustrative styles and creative solutions including pop-up book-making, collage and block printing. The aim is to create your own version of the story and produce your own Pinocchio booklet.

Attending this CPD will support you if you wish to bring your class to a workshop as part of our Pinocchio programme later in the year, but will also stand alone and provide you with lots of ideas you can use in your own classroom.

Suitable for all levels of experience including beginners.


About Jole Bortoli

Jole is a visual artist, art-facilitator and director of Art to Heart – an art organisation that works with children and adults in art, educational and community settings. Jole regularly curates and leads visual art programmes in The Ark where she also facilitates the Primary Schools Visual Art Curriculum as part of the Department of Education and Skills and EPV-approved summer course for teachers. She 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 currently works in Dublin and the Burren, Co. Clare and every week she leads workshops for children and adults.