November 2019
In This Issue:


We think Baltimore Is Great (BIG)!! BIG

Since its founding in 2000, Art with a Heart has made Baltimore its home. While we cannot deny the challenges, we have hope borne of creativity, inspiration, and a willingness to continue working hard to improve the city we love. Art with a Heart's BIG picture includes the following: 
  • a BIG-as-life mission of enhancing the lives of people in need through visual art
  • BIG hearts in our teachers who offer consistency, compassion and acceptance
    along with engaging, educational and inspiring visual art lessons
  • BIG smiles on the faces of children and adults as they discover their creative abilities in Art with a Heart's 15,000 classes each year
  • BIG dreams , such as those shared by our workforce development program graduates who discover they can improve and elevate their lives
  • BIG ideas like those explored by 10th and 11th grade students in the
    Art of Leadership program who are learning to build bridges to understanding while enhancing their civic involvement
  • a BIG happy family of our committed volunteers and community members who help us achieve our mission and beautify the city
    We're hoping you think BIG too. Please make your donation today to help us continue this important work.
We're hoping you think BIG too.  To text your donation in any amount, select from the following:

Text GIVEART to 44-321 to direct your gift to Art Education programming
GIVEWORK to 44-321 to direct your gift to the HeARTworks program
GIVELEADERSHIP to 44-321 to direct your gift to the Art of Leadership program 
Text GIVEBEAUTY to 44-321 to direct your gift to Public Art/Community Service 
Text ARTWITHAHEART to 44-321 to make a general gift to the organization

You can also donate online at or mail a check to Art with a Heart, 3000 Falls Road, 
Mill No. 1, Baltimore, MD 21211 .

Rocking Robins MaryERodman

Early learners in Art with a Heart classes at Mary E. Rodman Elementary School  learned to think with shapes and their attributes to create imaginative birds resting on a wire. Imagining these chatty neighborhood birds also provided an opportunity for students to explore secondary colors, texture and line.  

Across Baltimore and Across MediumsCFA

Throughout October and November, Art with a Heart provided 334 classes (6,680 individual art experiences) to students spanning eight different zip codes in partnership with Child First Authority's after-school programs.  Art with a Heart placed 26  teachers and assistants in 14 after-school programs, serving students in grades Pre-K through 5th. In each Art with a Heart program, students have the opportunity to explore a variety of art mediums from painting and drawing to weaving and sculpture.
Special Delivery MLK

First grade boys in an Art with a Heart class at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary/Middle School proudly show off their geometric pizzas complete with toppings ranging from pepperoni to candy. Students also created recipes for their individual pizzas allowing for the integration of math into this tasty project.

Uniquely Me MaryERodman2

Third grade artists in Art with a Heart classes at Mary E. Rodman Elementary School created self portraits inspired by the artist Brianna McCarthy's artwork. Students practiced collage techniques and layered shapes and colors to portray facial features.  These colorful portraits reflect the positive and unique qualities of self.  

Thank you! ThankYou

Art with a Heart is grateful for the time and talent of the following volunteer groups during the month of November: Beth Am, Beth Tfiloh and students from Hungary, BridgesGemilut HasadimHealth Care for the Homeless , Johns Hopkins School of Nursing GSSO, Mercy HospitalTowson State University Tigers Serving Others, and  Towson State University WeLead
HeARTworks Students Get Hands on for the Holidays! HeARTworks

Art with a Heart's fall HeARTworks program participants are busy creating products for the holiday season that include ring holders, ornaments, mosaics, and beaded bracelets and necklaces (thanks to Ellen Miller from Botticelli's Niece for teaching HeARTworks participants new jewelry techniques). Join us on December 7th for Art with a Heart's Holiday Party, meet the artists, and purchase your meaningful holiday gifts.

Meaningful Gifts for Everyone on Your List!HeARTwares

Don't miss out on all the great new and classic products in HeARTwares this holiday season! From the always popular desk calendar, new holiday cards, ornaments, mosaics, and more... there is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! 

Leaders Enjoy a Bayside RetreatAOL

In November, Art of Leadership students enjoyed an overnight retreat at NorthBay . In between having a lot of fun, the group worked on establishing its standards and goals by creating an inclusive Team Motto and exploring their leadership practices. Emphasizing the importance of vulnerability and storytelling for effective leaders, the team bonded over shared experiences and passions. The retreat ended with every leader receiving well-earned affirmations and expressions of trust and admiration from the group.
Pasta with a Purpose is Back!Impressionists

On  D ecember 10th at 6:30 pm join Art with a Heart Impressionists for an evening of pasta! Enjoy a pasta dinner, watch a live pasta making demonstration, and then get busy making lasagna from scratch. The lasagna will be donated as a hot lunch for students in Art with a Heart's Workforce Development program, HeARTworks. Get your tickets today!

As Art with a Heart's junior board, the Impressionists are a group of young professionals committed to advocating for Art with a Heart and its programs. Through community service, social networking and outreach efforts the Impressionists enjoy creative social activism; fun and interactive ways to give back to the community while growing their professional community.  For more information regarding the Impressionists contact Yolanda Jenkins at or  410-366-8886.