February 2018
In This Issue:

House Warming Party in a Heartwarming New PlaceHouseWarming

Join Art with a Heart on Sunday, April 8th from 2:00pm to 4:30pm for a celebration of its new home at Mill 1. Come see the space, enjoy delicious food and beverages, shop for beautiful new products and preview unique items for special order. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Art with a Heart students and view a new program video.
Valet parking will be available. RSVP 
DO NOT WAIT to Apply for Art of Leadership!! Applications Due This Friday, March 2nd!AOLApplication

"The Art of Leadership has had a dramatic impact on my student's worldview. He is more empathetic and interested in cultures different from his own and has a new -found interest in social justice," Art of Leadership parent. There are just two days  left to apply to the Art of Leadership program! Applications are due Friday, March 2, 2018! For more information and to complete the application visit:  http://artwithaheart.net/lead/leadership/
Art with a Heart Spotlighted by Amy Yensi on WJZ-TVWJZ

Amy Yensi from WJZ-TV visited Art with a Heart this month to meet some of our extraordinary students and report on our new space. Please take a moment to view the segment here:  http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/02/06/art-with-a-heart/

Teachers Learn New Strategies for Engagement and ManagementRAMAPO

Art with a Heart was thrilled to host its second RAMAPO for Children professional development workshop for all of its teachers and assistants. It was a day of learning, sharing and growing. Participants focused on adapting lessons for the individual needs of each student and collectively reviewed best practices and classroom management strategies.  
Welcome to the Family, Jennifer Barnes!ProgramsAssistant

Art with a Heart is delig hted to introduce its new Program Assistant, Jennifer  Barnes. A  gra duate of Towson University, Jennifer was first introduced to Art with a Heart during her advanced internship for the  University's Family and Human Servic es department. Durin g the spring semester of 2017, Jennifer completed 240 hours of s ervice at Art with a Heart working both in the office and on-site at Kids Safe Zone and the Weinberg Hous ing and Resource Center.  With her degree in Family and Human Services and a minor in Psychology, Jennife r is dedicated to helping populations in need. We are delighted to have her as part of the Art with a Heart family!

Artists, Advocates at Annapolis, Oh My!Artists

In partnership with the Maryland Out of School Time Network, Art with a Heart staff members spent President's Day at the House of Delegates in Annapolis with students from statewide Boys and Girls Clubs. The students joined together to advocate for out of school time mentoring programs. Art with a Heart had each student create a magnet illustrating their after-school heroes and mentors. The students then presented the magnets to legislators during one-on-one meetings. 

Love and Peace are the Hub of these Flowers Hubcaps

Art with a Heart had a great time working with 5th grade students at North Chevy Chase Elementary on their "Love and Peace" themed legacy project. After students created sketches, they were tasked with turning their ideas into radial designs on primed hubcaps. Students used mural paint to carry out their vision on these recycled canvases that will be displayed in an outdoor garden space at the school.  Stay tuned for pictures of the completed installation.

Tar Beach Story Comes Alive with Quilt CollageKidzStuff

These 3- and 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten students from KidzStuff Childcare Center enjoyed a field trip to Art with a Heart. As the students arrived, one said, "we never get out!" We were thrilled to host their class in our new space. Art with a Heart's teacher read "Tar Beach" to the students and then taught them basic collage techniques to recreate the setting from Faith Ringgold's vibrant African-American folk tale.  Each student's individual quilt square was then assembled with the others to create a colorful cityscape canvas. 
Snapchat Self Portraits: Can You See Me Now?SelfPortrait

An effort in meeting students where they are! This unconventional take on self portraits allowed middle school students in Art with a Heart classes at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School to draw themselves with popular snapchat filters. Students enjoyed adding humor to their art work.
Marian House Birds Cannot Be Contained in Cages MarionHouse

Art with a Heart is thrilled to be collaborating with the residents, staff and stakeholders of Marian House to create a 38'x40' painted mural with mosaic embellishments. Inspired by Maya Angelou's book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the mural will consist of a painted tree with bird cages along with eight mosaicked birds.

Year Up Just Can't Get Enough Art with a Heart YearUp

For the second time in just 10 weeks, the wonderful students from Year Up returned to Art with a Heart for a day of service. The Year Up students worked alongside some of our long term volunteers, including The Golden Girls (as we affectionately call them) and adults from Itineris and St. Peter's Adult Learning Center. It was a great day of learning and giving back to the community.

Thank you!  FebThankYou

A rt with a Heart is grateful for t he hundreds of volunteers who  dedicated their time and talent to the organization during the month of February:  T. Rowe Price, Gemilut Hasadim, Year Up, B-More Engaged, Zeta Sigma Chi, Thread, Johns Hopkins Masters of Health Administration Program Participants, and Chai's Northwest Neighbors Connecting.

Art of Leadership
Leaders Get a Glimpse of G.I. Life After Returning HomeAOLMcVet

In February, the Art of Leadership students traveled to the   Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET)   for a tour and discussion on veterans issues. Many of the students were unaware of some of the difficulties veterans face as they reintegrate into society. The determination and perseverance of the veterans left the students feeling hopeful and inspired. 

Party in HeARTwares Like It's 2999VickiParty

An after the holidays, holiday party was great fun for the staff of  University of Maryland, School of Medicine: Division of Pediatric Immunology, Rheumatology and Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric AIDS Program Consider scheduling your next party in HeARTwares and have your guests enjoy a creative afternoon or evening. Email Christina Ralls at christina@artwithaheart.net or call 410-366-8886 for more information.
Meaningful Personalized Gifts for Any Milestone or Event Gifts

Art with a Heart students help to create meaningful, personalized gifts and art for any occasion . Pictured below is a unique, beautiful mosaic sign-in board. Guests can sign their names, write a message or draw an image that is incorporated into a beautiful stained glass mosaic.  The custom orders don't stop at mosaics: consider personalized furniture to match your home, centerpieces for a special occasion, a handmade gift for any milestone, and more.  Email Christina Ralls at  c hristina@artwithaheart.net  or call 410-366-8886 for more information.

Amazing Space, How Sweet the Board RoomRental

Art with a Heart has a great spaces available for your next meetings, workshops, retreats, trainings, events or conferences. For more information, contact Yolanda Jenkins at  yolanda@artwithaheart.net  or call her at 410-366-8886.