October 2016
In This Issue:

Be Part of the EquationEquation

We have seen that when people come together to engage in creative,  positive art programs, wonderful things happen. Exploration, learning,  dialogue, increased understanding, and strengthened relationships are the  sum of  Art with a Heart's efforts.  Art with a Heart's equation is the answer to  a better Baltimore: 
art education + compassion + consistent engagement!   Please consider making a generous donation via PayPal to help Art with a Heart continue this important work. 
(Art of) Leader ship in Action AOLRFL

Alumni from the 2016 inaugural cohort of the Art of Leadership program participated in the Teen Summit on violence at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum . Art of Leadership alumni Tempess White and Anthony Wilson served as panelists for the Program, providing insight into challenges teens face and offering practical solutions to improve their community. Art with a Heart also led a breakout session during the Summit.  Inspired by James Pate's exhibit, Kin Killin Kin , Art with a Heart, with the help of Art of Leadership alumna Mahey Gheis, engaged students in creating a meaningful community mural, "Kin Encouraging Kin," as a healing response to the violence plaguing inner cities across the country. 
Join us for a Holiday Open House! JoinUs

On November 26th, 5-7pm, join Art with a Heart for the annual  Holiday Open House.  The evening will be filled with merriment and celebration as we commemorate the sixth anniversary of HeARTwares, Art with a Heart's social enterprise/retail store. Not only is November 26th Small Business Saturday, but it is also the first day of the Miracle on 34th Street lights!

AND...Baltimore has 15 New Benches!!!Benches

The final three Art with a Heart 15th Anniversary  benches  have been installed! This month, benches were added to William McAbee Park, Druid Hill Park, and Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park.

When Life gives you a Rainy Day, Make Rainbows! Glenmount

In the process of learning color and composition, students in Art with a Heart classes at Glenmount Elementary/Middle School painted landscapes with a character walking in the rain. Students then applied their knowledge of the color wheel and added rainbow umbrellas.  
Heritage's Fall Festivities Heritage

Enthusiastic pre-kindergarten students at Heritage Early Learning Center enjoyed l istening to 
Art with a Heart's teacher reading a book about Fall and then celebrating the arrival of autumn by painting collages inspired by the book's themes. 

Textural Trees at Paul's Place PaulsPlace

First graders in Art with a Heart's after-school program at Paul's Place explored diverse textures in visual art using  corrugated cardboard, tissue paper, and recycled plastic. Students then enjoyed creating mixed-media fall landscapes with abundant and colorful supplies. 

Eye Spy...Three Eyes!!! eye

Pre-kindergarten students in Art with a Heart classes at Kidzstuff Childcare Center used oil pastels to create pumpkins and practiced shape recognition by adding geometric facial features. The students had a great time making their silly jack-o-lanterns and sharing them with their friends.  
Hopkins Mosaic InstallationsHopkinsMosaic

Over 200 volunteers, including Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine Legal Department staff, as well as, Art with a Heart students and volunteers, created these two exquisite 
4' x4' community mosaic murals. The mosaics were installed this month in JHHS's new legal building.
Flowers at the Family TreeFamFest

Art with a Heart engaged families at The Family Tree's 7th Annual Brent A. Rosenberg FamFest to complete flower mosaics for 100 different schools in Maryland. The mosaics are one of three legacy gifts from BGE to the community in honor of its 200th anniversary. 
Thank You!ThankYou

Art with a Heart gratefully acknowledges the wonderful volunteers and service groups who dedicated their time and talent this month: Jemicy School , Friends School of Baltimore , The Annie E. Casey Foundation , BGE , Constellation , PSA Financial , B-more Engaged and Agnes Scott College .

 "Falling" into Work! fall

Art with a Heart's Fall Job Program is off to a great start with participants from Youth Empowered Society working on holiday themed products. Participants have also enjoyed working alongside many community service groups, giving back while building their professional network. One student said that working with the different groups made him "feel good about himself" and made him realize that "it's always good to have a team." Make sure to check out their handmade art pieces on November 26th at Art with a Heart's Holiday Open House.

Evergreen Health Art InitiativeEvergreen

Art with a Heart facilitated a team-building art initiative with staff from all locations of Evergreen Health.   Participants created "Fantastical Faces" with plaster, recycled materials, paint and embellishments. One participant said that it was a "great activity to express our personalities while socializing with co-workers." Another staff member shared that she felt "renewed, relaxed, inspired, creative, and joyful!" The finished masks will be displayed in the Evergreen Health offices to help create a welcoming, fun and colorful atmosphere.

Knowledge is Power AOLEducation

The 2017 Art of Leadership cohort is an impressive group of young leaders! This month, s tudents were engaged in learning about educational inequities. Students were fortunate to begin their October session with a tour of Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School (LMCJ) led by Monica Mitchell, the school's Board Chair and Art of Leadership Advisory Board member, along with LMCJ's Executive Director, Laurel Freedman. Students were further informed during a panel discussion with LMCJ student, parent, Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Freedman and Jason Botel, Executive Director of MarylandCAN. Students returned to HeARTwares enlightened and committed to a discussion (while making art) on visionary leadership and its relevance to education.