September 2016
In This Issue:

Art with a Heart Launches New Website!NewWebsite

Art with a Heart launched its new website this month. Take a moment to visit the site and learn about the work Art with a Heart is doing in the Baltimore community. A big thank you to Michelle Boardman, Angelique Weger and Patrick Harris for their collective dedication, skill and creativity in making this new website a reality!    
HeARTwares First Friday Open House - October 7th!OpenHouse

As part of  School 33 Art Center 's  2016 Baltimore Open Studio Tour Art with a Heart  will be hosting a First Friday Open House on October 7th from 6 - 8pm in HeARTwares. Meet students, enjoy food from  Play 

and work on a community mosaic project. Check out the Facebook event  here . Art with a Heart is g rateful for the support of  Bank of America  and the  Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts  for funding this project. 
Oh, The Places They Will Go!AOLPlaces

Art with a Heart's 2016 inaugural cohort of Art of Leadership Program wrapped up an impactful year with their last retreat and graduation. At the retreat, students reflected on the past year, what they learned, and the relationships they cultivated. The next day, with parents and Advisory Board members present, the students officially graduated from the Program. Take a moment to   watch the video that two of the leadership students created for their graduation.

In Pursuit of Healing Charm City: Art of Leadership 2017AOLHealing

On September 25th, Art with a Heart's 2017 cohort of Art of Leadership students  tackled the subject of race and class. The session started with a tour of Baltimore City with visits to various neighborhoods from Roland Park to Penn North. After the tour, students returned to HeARTwares and engaged in a candid and insightful conversation.   

"I really do believe that art changes the landscape of the world." -Marc JacobsMargaretBrent

Sixth grade students in Art with a Heart classes at  Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School explored the elements of art through landscapes.  Students drew shapes representing objects found in landscapes and filled in the forms with colorful lines, textures, and patterns. Great job, students! 
Growing Stronger at Mountain Manor GrowingStronger

St udents in Art with a Heart classes at Mountain Manor Residential Treatment Center learned about the Growth Mindset , as researched and developed by psychologist Carol Dweck . After reflecting on how to move from frustration to positivity, the students created these "Growing Flowers" with recycled laminate samples and shells. The project reinforced positive mindset changes and resulted in beautiful artwork!
Still Life Comes to Life at Lillie May Carroll JacksonLMCJ

Scholars in Art with a Heart's after-school program at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School enjoyed learning and exploring elements of  shadow, shading, and texture to make objects appear three dimensional. Paul Cezanne's still life examples of fruit were the inspiration for this lesson.
Together We Serve 

Art with a Heart was proud to be a part of The 6th Branch's 5th annual Together We Serve 9/11 Day of Service in the Johnston Square neighborhood. Art with a Heart facilitated the creation of a  mosaic sign for Johnston Square community. Volunteers from The 6th Branch, Re-Build Johnston Square, BGE, Constellation Energy, Under Armour, Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, Transamerica, The Classic Catering People, McCormick Spice and SpecWorks Inc. spent the day mosaicking and renovating an empty city block that will become a football field for St. Frances Academy
Painting & Picnicking & Hoping & Dreamingpaint

For the ninth year, Art with a Heart collaborated with The William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. to conduct an artSPEAKS! workshop with children and families  affected by sickle cell disease. Families at the Maryland State Sickle Cell Picnic at Druid Hill Park painted balloons full of their hopes and dreams that will be incorporated into a larger community canvas.  Stay tuned for photos of the completed project.

A Banner Day at the Dragon Boat Races with My Sister's Place!lodge

On September 10th, the 10th biennial Dragon Boat Race was held to benefit individuals served by Catholic Charities. Art with a Heart worked with Transamerica employees and women from My Sister's Place Lodge to paint decorative panels for Transamerica's tent at the Boat Race. When finished painting, one of the women from My Sister's Place Lodge said of the project,  "I felt LOVED!"  With the race finished, the completed panels will be installed in My Sister's Place Lodge.
Our Fall Products are a Hoot!hoot

Autumn is here, which means our fun and adorable Upcycled Owls are back! Made with recycled vinyl records, medical lids, and laminate samples, these owls are sure to make you smile! Need a new accessory for your Fall wardrobe? Make a statement with a beautiful wire-wrapped stone pendant necklace.
Not sure about a gift but still want to support Art with a Heart, we sell blank greeting cards featuring student artwork and gift certificates for any amount.
Give the Gift of Art!GiftArt

Support Art with a Heart every time you shop by choosing Art with a Heart as your designated charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to us! Bookmark the link  and support us every time you shop.

You can also designate Art with a Heart for your contributions through the combined charitable campaigns: CFC# 71071, CCC# 42709, MCC# 522227996.

Also, keep Art with a Heart in mind as your charity of choice for milestone events. Make a tribute gift to the organization by calling 410-366-8886 or emailing