August 2019
In This Issue:

Shop and Bop is Back!Shop

Join Art with a Heart on Friday, September 13th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm for Shop & Bop, the organization's annual celebration of its job program graduates. Come and enjoy live music by Patrick and the Swayzees, food by Sporty Dog Creations and craft beer by Peabody Heights Brewery  Shop the incredible works of art created by our talented students and wonderful volunteers.  There is something for everyone: from mosaic lamps to cupcakes, ceramic wind-chimes and ring holders, jewelry galore, painted furniture, and so much more! Hope to see you there!!

Picasso in PastelsPicasso

Art with a Heart students at Mountain Manor Treatment Center, recently enjoyed learning about Picasso's cubist portraits. After instruction on portraiture and profile view of their faces, students let their creativity flow in these unique, colorful, oil pastel self-portraits. 
Gotta Hand it to these Talented Teens!Teens

Middle and high school students in Art with a Heart's Teen Testimonios summer program focused on healthy relationships and identity when creating these plaster hand sculptures. Students painted and embellished their personal plaster hands to reflect values, relationships, experiences, and symbols that represent their unique identity. 
Art Showcases Celebrate Summer Learning Showcase

This month, Art with a Heart completed its summer programming with over 35 partner organizations. The artwork below is from end of summer showcases at Village Learning Place and the  Peace Camp at St. Frances Academy. These portraits, Somali hand paintings and Cease Fire quilt are just a sampling of the educational, engaging and creative Art with a Heart curriculum taught over the last six weeks in  308 classes serving 6,500 Baltimore City children and youth.
Mermaid Tail Makes a Big Splash at Enoch Pratt Pratt

The addition of the beautiful mermaid tail marks the completion of Art with a Heart's 200 square foot mosaic installation for Children's Department at Enoch Pratt Free Library . The mermaid tail was hand carved out of styrofoam then adorned with hundreds of individual pieces of vitreous glass  hand cut into scallop shapes by 20 volunteers and interns. Be sure to visit this beautiful mosaic in the Children's Department at the  Enoch Pratt Grand Re-Opening celebration on September 14, 2019.

A Healing Power of Art KennedyKrieger

Art with a Heart recently installed a beautiful quilt mosaic in the front lobby of the Kennedy Krieger Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress. The vibrant mosaic was designed and created by 140 of the Center's staff, administration, patients, parents and Art with a Heart volunteers  to celebrate and honor the healing journey.
Pieces of a Painting Come Together at Maryland Family Network MFN

In commemoration of its 10th anniversary, Maryland Family Network's staff members came to Art with a Heart to engage in a fun and creative day of painting and celebration. The project was developed on parachute cloth and painted in strips and pieces by all 54 team members.  The design represents the beauty of life, the joy of becoming a parent, the bond between children and their caregivers, and the happiness we wish for all children.  

Thank you! ThankYou

Art with a Heart is grateful for the time and talent of the following volunteers during the month of August: The Agora Companies Howard Community College, Johns Hopkins University SOURCE, Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc., Towson Universityand University of Baltimore School of Law,
In One Month this Group Tackled Outward Bound and an Outside Mural!AOLCohort4

August was an incredible month for the Art of Leadership! The fourth cohort kicked off the month at Outward Bound, spending the day on challenging games and tasks, a high ropes course, and fine-tuning their communication skills and teamwork. And all the team building exercises were tested when the group reconvened last week to complete their Capstone Public Art Project at the Franciscan Center in neighboring Remington. The mural was designed by one of the cohort's talented leaders, Arielle, and came to life with the help of 33 of her peers, family members, and volunteers. This marks the Art of Leadership Program's fourth beautification project donated to the community. 

The Art of Leadership Welcomes its Fifth Cohort with Guest Speaker, D. Watkins AOLCohort5

Art with a Heart is thrilled to introduce its fifth Art of Leadership cohort for the 2019-2020 program year! The group of engaged young leaders met for the first time this month and devoted the evening to getting to know each other, discussing definitions of leadership, and building their leadership community. 

As preparation for the program, Art with a Heart provided each student with a copy of D. Watkins best selling memoir, The Cook Up. After reading it over the summer, t he students were excited to meet D. and talk with him about his experiences, his own definition of leadership, and the hope he has for our city and its new generations of leaders. Thank you D. for contributing to this first great meeting in what will surely be an exceptional year for the Art of Leadership! 
Bon Secours Community Works and it Creates Art!BonSecours

In August, twenty-five youth from Bon Secours Community Works' Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program (Y.E.E.P.) enjoyed working with the Art with a Heart team to create products for HeARTwares while learning about self-branding and team-building. 
Art Parties at HeARTwares!Party

Art with a Heart enjoyed hosting several art parties this month. Whether celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or wedding or just want to have some fun with friends making art, consider a gathering at HeARTwares! Suitable for all ages, Art with a Heart will work with you on a project that will be perfect for your group. Contact Christina Ralls at or 410-366-8886 for more details and pricing. 

Impressionist Enjoy Monthly Service NightsImpressionists

Art with a Heart's junior board continues building community through service! This month the Impressionists helped prepare for Art with a Heart's classes, installed hardware on job program creations, painted and mosaicked. Art with a Heart is grateful for the continued support of these young professionals! Join the Impressionists during their next community service night on Tuesday, September 3rd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Sign up and view additional volunteer opportunities  here . To learn more about Art with a Heart's Junior Board, The Impressionists, contact Yolanda Jenkins at or 410-366-8886.