January 2020
In This Issue:

OpenHouseBring a present from the  Art with a Heart Amazon wishlist  or just stop by to celebrate with us.
Learning about Community in Charm City AOL

The Art of Leadership kicked off the new year with a viewing of the documentary  Charm City. The leaders were then introduced to the  surprise guest panel comprised of the individuals featured in the film: Clayton Guyton, Walker Gladden, and Nicky Buchanan of the Rose Street Community Center, and Detective Eric Winston and Lieutenant Colonel Monique Brown of the Baltimore Police Department.
Students dialogued with the guests about what can be done to support their communities and understand the complex relationships between police and citizens. Students left the session with an observation that the people working hardest for Baltimore know our city is full of unity, support, and hope.
The Art of Leadership is currently recruiting for the 6th Cohort!

If you know any current 9th or 10th graders in the Baltimore area who are curious to learn more about social issues facing our city, driven to hone their leadership and advocacy skills, and passionate about having honest conversations across cultural barriers,  please share the application, linked here: The Art of Leadership Application 2020-2021 . The application is due on Friday, March 20, 2020. 

Click here for more information about The Art of Leadership.

A Tisket a Tasket, a Basket Full of...Apples! CJR

In January, first  grade students in Art with a Heart classes at Commodore John Rogers Elementary/Middle School created still life paintings inspired by Paul Cezanne in celebration of his January 18 th birthday. In addition to exploring shape, line and color students explored creating shadows, shading and texture to make their apples look more three dimensional in the Impressionist style. Once their compositions were drawn, students used crayons and watercolor to mimic the lighting effects and brushstrokes often found in Impressionists paintings. 
Having Fun and Getting Creative during Out of School Time Hours!CFA

Art with a Heart's classes with Child First Authority are back in full swing! Students across all 15 programs worked with various mediums this month. M iddle school students in Art with a Heart's after school program at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School practiced liquid watercolor painting to create unique and colorful folding books, while Calvin Rodwell Elementary/Middle School students explored Fauvist-inspired landscapes, and Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy students learned how to create movement using marker-based watercolor painting techniques. After learning the techniques, one Furman L. Templeton student took his creative expression to the next level by creating a mixed media monster portrait!
Reframing History with Story QuiltsStoryQuilt

Kindergarten through second grade artists in Art with a Heart classes at Mary Rodman Elementary/Middle School learned about the artist, Faith Ringgold and her beautiful quilts. Students were inspired by Ringgold's work to create their own story quilts starting with colorful borders to frame their illustrations of a memory or dream. The combination of painted images, narrative text, and decorative borders provides the students with the opportunity to explore the elements of art, the tradition of quilting and storytelling all through this single project. 

Capturing the Colorful Personalities of The Arc!TheArc

In a series of four, one-hour workshops, participants at The Arc created these stunning self-portraits! In the first session, p articipants used a mirror to draw their facial features using simple shapes. During the next class, students began painting - first their faces and then the background. In the final two classes, students embellished their portraits with glass and gems. The finished works truly capture the bright personalities of this talented group!
Thank you!ThankYou

Art with a Heart is grateful for the time and talent of the following service groups during the month of January: Baltimore Center Stage, Churches of Charles, Friends School, Jewish Volunteer Connection ShinshinimJohns Hopkins UniversityReading PartnersUnder Armour, and Visit Baltimore  total of 138 individual volunteers (88 of who helped 
on  MLK Day of Service) assisted t he programming team prepare for classes and advance Art with a Heart's ongoing 
public art projects. We could not do the work we do without the support of all of our volunteers. Thank you! 
Birthday Parties and More!BirthdayParties

Host your next gathering at HeARTwares and get your "art on" with friends and family! A spin on the popular "sip and paint," Art with a Heart's art parties provide guests with an opportunity to create a take-home mosaic project, garden art, decorated frame, jewelry piece, or a found object masterpiece to admire in your home! Art with a Heart will design a project for any age or theme, contact Christina Ralls at christina@artwithaheart.net or 410-366-8886 to discuss your art party today!

Puzzled for Valentine's Day? Come to HeARTwares!HeARTwares

Following Art with a Heart's Valentine's Day product tradition, HeARTwares will be selling puzzle sets of a beautiful heart painting from one of our talented students. Two levels of difficulty will be offered so everyone can enjoy: 252 pieces and 30 pieces at $20 per puzzle. Quantities are limited, so make sure to purchase yours today!

Crochet Night with the ImpressionistsImpressionists

What's the hook? There is none! Join Art with a Heart's Impressionists on February 18th at 6:30pm at Art with a Heart and learn how to crochet using just your fingers and yarn. Enjoy light fare and beverages while acquiring basic crochet terminology and techniques. Create a hat or scarf, like the one pictured below, for yourself and one to donate to Y.E.S Drop-In Center. No experience or materials necessary. Reserve your spot today!