August 2016
In This Issue:

Abundantly Beautiful in Baltimore!!! BeautifulBaltimore

In August, Art with a Heart was busy beautifying Baltimore with the installation of several community art pieces. A creative peacock was installed at Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School. Inspired by Cuban folk art, this "soleful" peacock was created by children and women from Jack & Jill of America, along with students, staff and volunteers of Art with a Heart. Additionally, BGE-sponsored mosaic flowers were installed at the entrances of six Baltimore City Schools and another Art with a Heart 15th Anniversary bench was installed in Roosevelt Park in Hampden.
( Top) With the peacock as its mascot, Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School received this "Soleful" Peacock from Art with a Heart. (Middle) BGE 200 Anniversary mosaics were installed at Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School, City Neighbors High School, Patterson High School, Academy for College and Career Exploration, Liberty Elementary School, and Southwest Baltimore Charter School. (Bottom) An Art with a Heart 15th Anniversary bench was installed in Roosevelt Park.
"Some feel the rain. Others just get wet."--Bob Marley


The 2016 cohort of the Art of Leadership did not let torrential downpours dampen their spirit at the  Outward Bound session! Students bonded, excelled at challenges, and worked together as a team throughout the day. One of the main take-aways from this experience was the importance of listening and effective communication. This was certainly a session no one will ever forget!
Art of Leadership 2017 Has Begun! AOL2017

On August 14th, Art with a Heart's 2017 cohort of the Art of Leadership  met for the first time! The 2016-2017 cohort consists of 17, 10th- and 11th-grade students from 11 different public and private schools in the Baltimore region.  The group enthusiastically participated in getting to know each other through icebreakers and team-building activities. It was wonderful to see their personalities emerge as they worked together.  After dinner, students  listened  intently to Chris Wilson, who shared his story of struggle, poverty, crime, incarceration, hope and inspiration. Students were in awe of what he has accomplished and learned a great lesson in perseverance and determination.
A Fun Day for Recreation Center Programs! FunDay

After six weeks of classes in Baltimore City recreation centers, Art with a Heart students celebrated their accomplishments at Camp Fun Day, the culminating event sponsored by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. Students from 25 different recreation centers were delighted to see their masterpieces displayed during the event. Students also had the opportunity to try their hand at mosaic art by adding tiles to the BGE 200-year anniversary flower project.

Riveting Robots! RecRobots

Students in Art with a Heart classes at  Mary E. Rodman and Fred B. Leidig Recreation Centers looked into the future to create these geometric robots. Students practiced drawing and cutting different geometric shapes to make their robots unique and fun. Imagination was the power source for these creations as students brainstormed the different functions for their robots, which included laundry and dish duty!
Lillie May Carroll Jackson Students Relax After School with Art LMCJ

Scholars in Art with a Heart's after-school program at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School enjoy exploring the elements of art and the principles of design. We can think of no better way to unwind after a busy day of studies!  

Camp Open Arms Embraces Surrealism CampOpenArms

University of Maryland Medical Center Children's Hospital's Camp Open Arms provides children with limb differences the chance to fully participate in summer camp. Art with a Heart had a great time creating  Salvador Dali-inspired mixed-media canvases with these talented artists! Look closely, photos of the children are actually in their surreal paintings. 

Gallery of Magnificent Masks MagnificentMasks

In May and June, 7th- and 8th-grade students in an Art with a Heart program at Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School  learned about several movements in art history and created masks based on their favorite movement. Art with a Heart volunteers then mounted and framed each mask for display in the school's library. Thank you to  Arts Everyday for their support of this project. 
Thank You!ThankYou

Art with a Heart gratefully acknowledg es the wonderful service groups who volunteered their time, talent and energy this month: BGE Employees, B-More EngagedChesapeake Bay Area Combined Federal CampaignChizuk Amuno Congregation's Gemilut HasadimJohns Hopkins Health System Legal, Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Baltimore ChapterReading Partners Baltimore AmeriCorps TeamTowson University Project ServeWindsor Hills Elementary/Middle School students, faculty and community members, HeARThelpers, Mosaic Mommas and Golden Girls.

Summer Job Program Students Show PromiseMDPromise

On August 5th, nine students (ages 14-19) from Maryland Promise successfully completed their first summer of the Art with a Heart Job Program. Students created collaborative mosaic windows, found object letters, stained glass lamps, glass gem earrings, and more. Their energy and creativity brightened HeARTwares every afternoon. Upon completing the program, one student said, "I am so thankful and proud!"
Guest Book Art!!GuestBook

From graduations to weddings, Art with a Heart's guestbook mosaics allow family and friends to write well wishes that last a lifetime! These one-of-a kind art pieces are also great as thank you and congratulatory gifts. Art with a Heart will customize the design and colors to suit your needs. Contact Christina Ralls at or 410-366-8886 for more information.
Give the Gift of Art!GiftArt

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