March 2019
In This Issue:

Oceans of Volunteers are Creating this One-of-a-Kind Mosaic Enoch

As part of the ongoing renovation of Baltimore's historic  Enoch Pratt Free Library, Art with a Heart is creating a large-scale mosaic mural for the new Children's Library. When installed, the 17'x13' mural will have been completed by hundreds of community members including, Enoch Pratt patrons, staff, and Board members as well as diverse groups of Art with a Heart volunteers including, students, Board members, staff and community members. Since the project's launch in March, over 300 dedicated volunteers have worked on the project. 

A Community Creation for the House that Love Built   RonaldMcDonald

Art with a Heart is thrilled to be creating a large-scale mosaic mural for the new Ronald McDonald House
in Baltimore. The  19'x20' mural will be a colorful and vibrant addition  to the outdoor roof space of the House. Art with a Heart has enjoyed working with the Ronald McDonald House staff, Board members, and volunteer groups along with Art with a Heart's students and volunteers to create this fun and meaningful mosaic. Stay tuned. The project will be completed and installed in early May.

Students Create a Mosaic for Their New Library JamesMcHenry

It is always a joy to watch students see the fruits of their labor like these elementary students at James McHenry Elementary/Middle School As part of The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation's Baltimore Library Project, Art with a Heart engaged over 400 students at the school to create this colorful mosaic for the school's brand new multi-media library. 
Thank you! ThankYou

Art with a Heart is grateful for the time and talent of the following volunteers during the month of March: 
Acharai, Choice Program, Christ Church, Jewish Women's Giving Foundation, Renaissance Gardens, St. Peter's Adult Learning Center, and St. Timothy's School

Hazelwood's Hungry  CaterpillarsHazelwood

Kindergarteners and first grade students in Art with a Heart classes at  Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School made very hungry caterpillars using the colors of the rainbow. These young artists started with a watercolor sketch then transformed their two dimensional drawings into three dimensional sculptures with modeling clay. These little caterpillars are looking for signs of spring in their beautifully rendered habitats!   
Growing Stronger at House of RuthHouseOfRuth

To kick off the start of spring, artists in Art with a Heart classes at the House of Ruth Maryland practiced pattern making and watercolor resist techniques to create these flower paintings. The paintings were made by children ranging in age from four to eight years old and exhibit the simplicity and joy found in children's art.
Sculptural Sensory Engagement at Roland Park PlaceRolandPark

Working in the memory care unit at Roland Park Place, Art with a Heart teachers gave these artist the chance to experiment with modeling clay, wire, pipe cleaners and beads to create these unique and whimsical sculptures. 

Creatively  Getting to Know our Friends at Walter P. CarterWaterPCarter

In March, Art with a Heart started its after-school programming at Walter P. Carter Elementary School. For their first project, third grade students created self-portraits. After practicing ruler skills to create uniform borders for their drawings, students used oil pastels to personalize and color their images. In the border of each drawing, students wrote descriptive words about themselves as an artistic introduction to their new teachers!
Spring HeARTworks Takes Flight!HeARTworks

On March 25 th , Art with a Heart started its spring session of HeARTworks with participants from  Youth Empowered Society. Students were immediately enthusiastic and engaged in creating beautiful mosaic butterflies with recycled  glass, gems, and ceramic spirals created by our wonderful volunteers from Itineris. Once grouted these beautiful pieces will be for sale with proceeds benefitting both Youth Empowered Society and Art with a Heart.

City Neighbors Interns are TECHnically in Control with Makers Foundations!CityNeighbors

During March, City Neighbors interns participating in the Makers Foundations program at Art with a Heart enjoyed learning more about electronics. Students used Makey Makey circuit boards to create interactive controllers and musical instruments with ordinary objects like Play-Doh and pencil drawings. 
Leaders Learn The Importance of Quick Decision MakingAOL

This month, Art of Leadership students had an incredible experience at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Students toured this groundbreaking facility, including the Trauma Resuscitation Unit and the helipad, where they watched as a helicopter landed, transporting a patient in need of life saving care. The session focused on decision making, teamwork, and compassion as the skills critical for healthcare professionals and for all leaders. The follow up discussion allowed students to reflect and share their thoughts on healthcare disparities, public health as the field to address these inequities, and the idea of treating violence as a public health issue. 
Meals Fit for a (Art with a Heart) StudentImpressionists

On March 12th, 25 Impressionists came together to learn the art of pasta making to benefit Art with a Heart's HeARTworks students. Participants started the evening enjoying a meal together, complete with homemade lasagna, salad and garlic bread. The group then watched a pasta making demonstration and got to work creating ravioli. Two hours, and lots of laughs later, six pounds of ravioli was made. The ravioli was later served as two hot lunches for students in the HeARTworks Workforce Development Program.