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Pinocchio: Teachers’ Visual Art CPD at The Ark

Image credit: The Ark

The Ark

Date: 9th March 2024 

This visual art workshop for teachers is inspired by 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 The Ark’s 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 The Ark’s 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.

To book a place on the workshop and learn more about The Ark’s upcoming visual art programme ‘The Adventures of Pinnochio’ please visit




Visual Arts

School Level



Dublin City