Summer CPD for Teachers: A Visual Arts Approach in the Classroom 12 - 16 Aug 2024

Join artist Jole Bortoli for this hugely popular hands-on, creative course for teachers focusing on a visual arts approach to exploring narrative, literacy & other subjects.

This is a five-day Department of Education EPV-approved summer course for teachers.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

The aim of the course is to enable participants to start the new school year with an enhanced toolbox of skills and knowledge, in order to effectively deliver the visual arts curriculum in the classroom. Participants will be engaged ‘hands-on’ throughout this course so learning will be through doing. Working in teams and individually, you will cover a range of curriculum strands including drawing, painting, print, 3D construction, fabric, and fibre.

A strong emphasis will be on building skills and creative confidence. The group will also explore how visual art can be used to link with other subjects, as well as to promote visual literacy. Time will also be given for individual reflection, school self-evaluation and group discussion.

This course will appeal to teachers of all levels of experience and will be facilitated by the visual arts and education specialist and founder of Art to Heart, Jole Bortoli. This is a continuing professional development opportunity not to be missed!

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About Jole Bortoli...

Jole Bortoli has for over 20 years been a visual artist, art-facilitator and director of Art to Heart – an art organisation that she established and that is dedicated to working with children and adults in art, educational and community settings.

Jole regularly curates and leads visual art programmes in The Ark, for which she has also designed the original visual identity. She also facilitates their Primary Schools Visual Art Curriculum programme that is part of the Department of Education and Skills approved summer course for teachers.

A passionate graphic designer, printmaker and illustrator Jole also produces her own illustrated stories which reflect in words and images the love for her native Italy and her adopted Ireland.

She currently works in Dublin and the Burren, Co. Clare where she leads workshops for children and adults.