January 2015
In This Issue:

The Art of Leadership leadership


Art with a Heart is thrilled to announce the launch of its new initiative, The Art of Leadership program. The Art of Leadership is a co-ed, teen leadership program for rising 10th and 11th grade students. Through inspiring and insightful speakers, experiential opportunities, and hands on community service, participants in the program will develop leadership competencies that will serve them for years to come. 

If you know a student who is a candidate for this program, please encourage them to visit Art with a Heart's website at www.artwithaheart.net for more information. 

The application deadline is March 13, 2015. 


Diversity Youth Art Showcase afp


Art with a Heart's middle school students at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School participated in an art contest through a collaboration with Art with a Heart and the Association for Fundraising Professional (AFP). The participating students explored the ideas of diversity and philanthropy through mixed media creations. Local artists judged the student's artwork to award a first, second, and third place. The winning pieces will be displayed in the Diversity Youth Art Showcase during AFP's March 2015 International Fundraising Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center.

From left to right: Congratulations to Laura, Oscar, and Tali for placing first, second, and third place (respectively) in AFP's Diversity Youth Art Showcase. 
Making New Year's Resolutions at James Mosher jm 


Pre-kindergarten and first grade students in Art with a Heart's classes at James Mosher Elementary School made "resolution hands" depicting their New Year's resolutions. The individual hands were combined to create a large, community sculpture that now adorns their classroom.


Heritage Snowmen heritage


Pre-kindergarten students in Art with a Heart's class at Heritage Early Learning Center were given a mixed media art lesson and created colorful snowmen collages with their new art skills. What talent!!



Weinberg Housing and Resource Center Mosaic whrc


In January, Art with a Heart introduced the residents at Weinberg Housing and Resource Center to mosaic art. The residents will be creating an 8'x8' mosaic mural for one of the common areas in the Center. One participant said, "[Working on a mosaic] is an awesome way to build community," while another said, "It made me feel like I achieved something." Stay tuned for pictures as the project progresses.

Staff and residents at Weinberg Housing and Resource Center have a great time creating the mosaic for the Center.

Welcoming New Friends itineris


Art with a Heart welcomed clients of Itineris for two fun and creative art workshops. Participants created recycled paintbrush people that will be mounted together to form a community art piece for installation in Itineris' new space. 

We had a great time working with the individuals from Itineris!
With a Little Help from Our Friends mosaic
Thank you to Ernie (left) and Ned (right) for all your help and support over the years!

Since 2010, Art with a Heart has completed and installed 27 permanent mosaic murals in and around Baltimore. These mosaics have engaged thousands of individuals, providing each person with the opportunity to participate in something creative and meaningful for the community.

Ernie Bonsby, mosaic installer extraordinaire, has been a great friend to Art with a Heart and has made even the most challenging installations look easy. Ned Hiller, of Reisterstown Glass, generously donates all his surplus mirror to Art with a Heart. 

We are truly grateful for the help, support, and guidance of these two special men. 
January's Service Groups jan

Thank you to members of Baltimore Gas and Electric, Baltimore School for the Arts, Denison University, Garrison Forest School, and Chizuk Amuno's Gemilut Hasadim committee for their service to Art with a Heart during the month of January. 

Clockwise from top left: Thank you to members of Baltimore School for the Arts, Denison University, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Gemilut Hasadim, and Garrison Forest School for their service in January.
Welcome GreenMount School Interns gm

This month, Art with a Heart welcomed Julianna and Sara from the GreenMount School. Julianna and Sara will work in HeARTwares assisting with various community service, public art, and marketable art projects. We appreciate their enthusiasm and talent, and look forward to a flourishing partnership with the GreenMount School. 
HeARTwares is still taking orders for its annual Valentine's Day keepsake. "Mugs & Kisses!" includes a ceramic mug decorated with bright and colorful hearts by Art with a Heart students and volunteers, and is filled with chocolate kisses!  

For only $17 each, this fun and unique keepsake makes a great Valentine's Day gift for family, friends, and co-workers. Sale proceeds help subsidize Art with a Heart's direct programing costs.

Limited supply! Make your purchase by calling Christina at (410) 366-8886 or via email at christina@artwithaheart.net
February Heart Mosaic Workshop wksh

Back by popular demand! Join us on February 5, 2015 from 7 pm to 9 pm to create a 10"x10" heart mosaic. The cost is $40 per person and includes instruction, supplies, and light refreshments. Optional: bring a small keepsake and we will show you how to incorporate it into your mosaic to create an even more meaningful piece of art. No experience necessary! 

Seats are filling up fast! Click here to register. 
Art with a Heart's Teacher's Corner tc

"Teacher's Corner" is a monthly art exhibit in HeARTwares that showcases the artwork of Art with a Heart teachers and assistants.

Sharmia Bush was first introduced to Art with a Heart while volunteering with her Towson University sorority and has been a teacher for the past four years. "[Art with a Heart] programs give individuals a positive outlet and inspire creativity." Sharmia's art will be on display throughout the month of February. 

Sharmia's "Little Prints" is a collection of colorful children's art (pictured above). 
Calendar Sale calendar 

The Art with a Heart 2015 desk calendar, filled with vibrant student artwork, is now on sale at HeARTwares for just $10. Stop by HeARTwares Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday, from 12 to 6 pm, and Sunday, from 12 to 5 pm, to purchase a calendar.