May 2018
In This Issue:

Art with a Heart is Gettin' Techy with ItDigitalHarborFoundation

Art with a Heart is thrilled to announce that it has been selected by the  Digital Harbor Foundation  as one of three local community organizations participating in the National Science Foundation research to explore expanding tech education. This is an exciting next step for Art with a Heart to creatively incorporate technology into its robust visual arts curriculum and will provide for even greater opportunities to enhance the lives of its students. To learn more, click here.
City Neighbors High School Interns "Fair" WellCityNeighbors

Art with a Heart was fortunate to have  nine  interns from City Neighbors High School  this academic year! Art with a Heart has been hosting City Neighbors interns since 2011, and we are so grateful of the partnership! In May, students shared their internship experience with the entire school and business community. Everyone at Art with a Heart was touched by the positive and inspiring presentations prepared by Ben, Cyrus, Iyaliea,  Jarvis, Jalen, Kobe, Raven, Sykirah, and Vanessa. We will miss all of them and hope to see them back at Art with a Heart for future projects.
Everybody Grab Your Buddy's Hand--We're Going on a Field Trip to Art with a Heart!PAL

Art with a Heart is thrilled that it can now host student field trips for a special art experience. On May 22nd, Partners in Autistic Learning from Westport Academy Elementary/Middle School brought 29 students for an educational and art-tastic field trip. Students learned about different collage techniques and combining textures and then completed their own special keepsake boxes. In the post field trip evaluation, the teacher said, "So glad to get a chance to work with this group. Cup filled!" To learn more about scheduling a program at Art with a Heart, contact Yolanda Jenkins at
Starry Night Skies Through 7th Grade Eyes StarryNight

Scholars in Art with a Heart's 7th grade class at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School practiced using a variety of painting techniques to uniquely interpret  The Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh. Students demonstrated creativity and risk-taking with composition, brush techniques and color blending.
Pinch a Pet of Pink and Purple ProportionsCuteKidswithCats

Art with a Heart students in 1st through 5th grade at the Y of Central Maryland after-school program at Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School made pinch pot pets--perfect for any home! Students practiced clay techniques to including scoring and slipping to attach eyes, ears, noses, tails and even whiskers. 
These Kids Know How to Make a Swirlie FunJamesMcHenry

Students in Art with a Heart classes at James McHenry Elementary/Middle School created personal visual narratives inspired by the elements of art. Pattern, space, and color were incorporated into each radial design with students choosing symbols and adjectives reflecting their hobbies, interests, and personality traits.    
Growing Tall and Smiling Big at Kids Safe ZoneKSZ

Since Art with a Heart's partnership with the Penn-North Kids Safe Zone first began in 2016, we have seen the students' love of painting. This week, smiles and cheers erupted as watercolors were distributed onto the table! Students learned about Salvador Dali's long-legged surrealist animals. After practicing how to draw the body of a bird, students embraced Dali's surrealist style to complete their watercolor resist bird paintings and proudly showed off their efforts.
Whooooooooooooo Drew These Owls?Owls

Art with a Heart students in the EBLO after-school program at Armistead Gardens Elementary School drew inspiration from traditional Oaxacan animal drawings. Students practiced the intricate patterns and bright colors with oil pastels and created owls - the school's mascot. 

Brown Advisory Puts the Pieces TogetherBrownAdvisory

On May 16th, Art with a Heart engaged Brown Advisory colleagues to create a collaborative 50 piece mosaic puzzle that celebrates teamwork, diversity and inclusion. In teams of two, each pair selected an inspirational quote and mosaicked a puzzle piece. Art with a Heart will assemble the puzzle pieces together to create a beautiful installation for Brown Advisory's Fells Point office. The event was hosted by Brown Advisory's, "A Woman's View" whose mission is to foster a community of trust and knowledge that empowers women to make wise financial decisions. Stay tuned for pictures of the final installation.

Marian House Birds Soar with Flying ColorsMarionHouse

Art with a Heart is collaborating with 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 painted bird cages surrounded by 13 mosaicked birds. The birds should take flight by the end of summer! 
What Does the Fox Say? Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!  Bells

Art with a Heart, in partnership with Baltimore City's Department of Planning's INSPIRE Program worked with students at Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School and Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School to paint 150 bells for a large, interactive, community installation at each school. 
Thank you!  ThankYou

Art with a Heart is grateful for t he hundreds of volunteers who dedicated their time and talent to the organization during the month of May: Amazon, Baird, Baltimore Ashkelon Partnership, Circle Group Northwest Neighbors Connecting, CohnReznick, Johns Hopkins Department of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Unit nursesPayPal, and Something Good.

The Art of Visionary Leadership  AOL

On May 20th, Art of Leadership students visited the  American Visionary Art Museum and were fortunate to have the Founder, Director and Principal Curator,  Rebecca Hoffberger share her insightful and inspiring stories while giving the students a tour of the Museum and current exhibit, The Great Mystery Show. Students left this meaningful visit having learned of the artists exhibited in the Museum and of the value and importance of visionary leadership. One student noted, "This session made me realize I need to use my God-given intellectual abilities to create, inspire, and bring light into the world."
Create for a CauseCreateforaCause

During the month of May, Art with a Heart launched a new workshop series called "Create for a Cause."  Each month, Art with a Heart will collaborate with different charities to help raise awareness and funds while guests engage in an art activity. Art with a Heart, together with B'More Engaged hosted over 50 guests at the first event and raised funds for  The Crohn's & Colitis FoundationUpcoming workshops will be announced on Art with a Heart's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.


Colorful Keychains by Gallagher Services Hold the Key to our HeartsGallagher

Art with a Heart program participants from  Gallagher Services are thoroughly enjoying the new workspace! In May, participants painted colorful patterns and designs on canvas that was used to make unique keychains. You can find these fun and functional keychains for sale in HeARTwares.
Amazing Space, How Sweet the Board RoomRental
Art with a Heart has great spaces available for your next party, meeting, workshop, retreat, training, event or conference. For more information, contact Yolanda Jenkins at  or call her at 410-366-8886.