April 2018
In This Issue:

We Opened Our Doors and Filled the House! OpenHouseRecapopen

On April 8th, Art with a Heart hosted an Open House. Over 280 people celebrated our new space in Mill 1 and enjoyed great art, food, and drinks. Art with a Heart's HeARTworks students were in attendance to share their creations and give the guests tours of their work space. It was a beautiful day and everyone at Art with a Heart is grateful for the outpouring of support. To see photographs from the Open House click here and to watch the new Art with a Heart video, click here.
Join the Impressionists for an O's Game!Ballgameorioles

Join the Impressionists at Camden Yards on Wednesday, May 30th as the Orioles take on the Nationals! Purchase tickets in the lower reserve sections 7-17 or 55-87 and a portion of the ticket sales will benefit Art with a Heart. The game starts at 7:05 pm, but pre-game mingling begins at 5:30pm at Pratt Street Ale House. Get your tickets today! Use coupon code: AWH To learn more, click here.

Planting Seeds for a Growing Legacy LegacyProject

Art with a Heart was thrilled to create a legacy project with the 2017-2018 5th grade class at North Chevy Chase Elementary School. Students painted 106 hubcap "flowers" illustrating love and peace. Art with a Heart "planted" the flowers in an outdoor classroom at the school and used garden hoses to create stems. The project will continue and will include leaves and petals in years to come. This garden will be cross pollinating to Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School in the coming months. Stay tuned for photographs!    

Learning and Growing through Art at Eutaw Marshburn Judy Center! JudyCenter

Pre-K students in Art with a Heart's classes at the  Eutaw Marshburn Judy Center  celebrated the arrival of spring with these charming flower paintings. With guidance from the Art with a Heart teacher and assistant, students practiced using sharpies to draw their own flowers and vases. Exploration and experimentation with watercolors and salt led to colorful backgrounds as unique as each individual flower!
A Rich Tapestry of African History AfricanTextileStudy tapestry

Artists in Art with a Heart's 7th grade class at James McHenry Elementary/Middle School used shape, color, and pattern to honor the rich history of Africa's traditional fabrics and prints. Students designed their own bold and colorful two dimensional designs then transformed and combined their individual contributions into a three dimensional installation for the school community. 

Adinkra Abstract Self-PortraitsAdinkra

In Art with a Heart 5th grades classes at James McHenry Elementary/Middle School, students celebrated their royalty by selecting nine Adinkra symbols to represent their character and create these abstract self-portraits. The royal heirs were encouraged to mimic abstract shapes used in mud cloth painting to fill in the spaces beyond their symbols. The completed watercolor masterpieces reflect the values these youth carry into their communities.
Artist Studies at Roland Park PlaceRolandParkrpp

Residents in the Memory Care Unit at Roland Park Place meet weekly for Art with a Heart classes that focus on tactile engagement, strengthening fine motor skills and providing a sense of accomplishment and confidence. The residents learned about and were inspired by assemblage artist Louise Nevelson and painter Gustav Klimt. In one class, residents explored a variety of found objects and created monochromatic compositions.  In another class, the residents took inspiration from Klimt's "Tree of Life" and created their own 3-dimensional colorful trees!
No Matter How You Slice It, this Pizza Party is about Art and MathPizzaPartyanchor

When you take a dash of hidden math gems and sprinkle them with art techniques, it makes for a yummy integrated art lesson! Students chefs in Art with a Heart pre-kindergarten class at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School learned how to follow a recipe to make collage pizza.
Say "Hello" to the Boys and Girls Club!SayHello

How many different ways can you say "Hello?"  Well, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in the Art with a Heart classes at the Brooklyn O'Malley Boys and Girls Club learned to say "hello" in 26 different languages for World Hello Day. As one of the most diverse Boys and Girls Clubs in the area, Art with a Heart capitalized on the diversity having every student pick a language and learn to say and write "hello." The students then painted their language choice onto individual speech bubbles and the final "hello" installation is a multitude of colorful and creative  welcome signs to all the students, families and community members.   
Patterson Park Public Charter School Beautification Project  PattersonPark

Art with a Heart is working with students, faculty, and friends of Patterson Park Public Charter School (PPPCS) to beautify the sound boards of the school's gymnasium. Participants are enjoying creating their abstract art as they freely paint canvases that will cover the sound boards. Thank you to the Southeast CDC for making this project possible.   
Art+Energy=Community Service with ExelonExcelonexelon

Art with a Heart had a great time engaging  Exelon's new hires in a morning of meaningful and creative community service and team building. Employees helped Art with a Heart prepare for upcoming classes and service events. We are truly grateful for the help and support of these enthusiastic team members.

Chime in for your Community ChimeIn

In April, Art with a Heart attended the annual BenFest at Benjamin Franklin High School. In partnership with Baltimore City's Department of Planning INSPIRE Program, Art with a Heart launched the creation of  two ceramic bell chandelier installations. Community members and students had the chance to learn clay basics and participate in making ceramic bells. As the project continues over the next month, students at Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School and Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School will have the chance to paint the 150 ceramic bells. Art with a Heart will then assemble the bells into unique clay chandeliers for 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 April: Beth Am Synagogue's B'Nai Mitzvah group, BBYO J-Serve, Calvert School, CCBC Business Class, Exelon, Gemilut Hasadim, Jemicy, Morning Start Baptist Church, Notre Dame of Maryland University Art Club, and JVC's Schools Out Pitch In. 
Art of Leadership
Art of Leadership Spring Retreatleadership

In April, the Art of Leadership students had a fantastic spring retreat! Students engaged in thoughtful conversations about community and  were tasked with developing solutions to some of Baltimore's issues. The getaway also allowed students to learn by asking insightful questions to one another. The retreat was capped off with game night and the cohort coming together even more as a community. One student noted: "Everyone has their own unique opinion, and if we listen to each other we can learn something and find solutions to a vast array of problems."  
Creative Mask Making and Graduation HeARTworks

In April, Art with a Heart graduated the first HeARTworks cohort to work in its new space! The spring 2018 job program students from Youth Empowered Society (YES) showed off their creativity and ambition for six weeks, creating impressive mosaic portraits, fun and festive masks, bird nest pendant necklaces, and more! YES students also worked alongside interns and volunteers from Baltimore Lab School, Gallagher Services, Itineris, Mosaic Community Services, St. Peter's Adult Day Services, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, City Neighbors High School, ACCE Academy, The Choice Program, NPower, and SEED School.

One youth said in her evaluation, "HeARTworks helped me believe in myself... even when I thought I couldn't do it, there was always someone cheering me on."
This is Your Reminder: Mother's Day is May 13th! HeARTwaresProducts this

Spring is here, which means Mother's Day is just around the corner! HeARTwares is the perfect place for unique and meaningful gifts for the most important women in your life! From handmade jewelry, colorful coasters, and creative mosaics, there is something for everyone! HeARTwares is open 9 AM - 6 PM Monday through Friday and by appointment on the weekends.

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  yolanda@artwithaheart.net  or call her at 410-366-8886.