April 2015
In This Issue:

A Message from the Executive DirectorMsgfromRAP

At Art with a Heart, we are grateful. 

Through our work, we are fortunate to meet and know many inspiring individuals...youth and adults who work every day to elevate their lives and their communities.  We know hope. 

The events of the last few days do not define Baltimore.  Baltimore is defined by its promise, its aspirations and by its creativity and spirit.

Everyone at Art with a Heart remains steadfast in their commitment to Baltimore, to the youth, adults and to the families. Art with a Heart will continue to nurture and grow our neighbors and is determined to use its consistent and engaging visual art programs to cultivate better thinkers, community members and citizens in Baltimore.

On behalf of the entire Art with a Heart team, I thank you for your continued and generous support of Art with a Heart. 

SAVE THE DATE savethedate
Art with a Heart is thrilled to announce,  
in celebration of its 15th Anniversary, 
10-time Grammy winner,
will perform a benefit concert on 
November 12, 2015  at 5:30pm
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
 Ticket and Sponsorship Information to Follow

April Showersaprilshowers

"The imagination is a palette of bright colors.  You can use it to touch up memories -
or you can use it to paint dreams." Robert Brault
The children in Art with a Heart classes at the House of Ruth created these beautiful watercolor relief paintings of spring showers.

Reach for the Starsreachforthestars

Children and adults from the Faith Church community enjoyed painting and marbleizing paper in their Art with a Heart class to create this inspiring art installation.  It took a lot of hands to make this project...and we mean that  literally and  visually !  

Paul's Place Meets Mondrian paulsplace
Elementary-age students in Art with a Heart's 
after-school  program  at Paul's Place Outreach Center learned about artist Pi et Mondrian and  then created their own, "Composition of Red, Yellow and Blue."  


GeomeARTry for Pre-Kindergarten geomearty 
The children in Art with a Heart classes at Heritage Early Learning Center have been learning to draw images by combining the elements of lines, angles and circles (and the birds are pretty awesome too). 

The Sky's the Limit!  skysthelimit

Through a contest sponsored by the Maryland Aviation Administration, students in Art with a Heart's 8th grade class at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School learned about possible career fields such as aviation, engineering and science.

Interested students then created artwork for the contest. Winners from Lakeland include Keenan Seay (1st place in Intermediate Category), John Humphrey (2nd place in Senior Category), and Isaiah Norris (3rd place in Senior Category). These Art with a Heart students were elated to learn that their artwork has been forwarded to the National Association of State Aviation Officials for national contest judging. Winning artwork at this level will then be forwarded to the Federation of Aeronautique Internationale for worldwide judging.  We are so very excited for Keenan, John and Isiah!

Keenan Seay and John Humphrey proudly show off their winning artwork
Miro Moments miromoments

Homeless men and women at Weinberg Housing and Resource Center   created Miro inspired pictures using construction paper and  markers. The Center's clients loved the symbolism  and  colors of Miro's work and did an excellent job  with their own interpretations.

Barclay and Calvert Street Park Mosaics barclaymosaics

During the month of April, Art with a Heart began working 
with residents of the Barclay and Calvert Street neighborhoods to create mosaic signage for their community parks.  Enthusiastic community members worked at record speed and nearly completed these projects in just a few sessions!

Cubism With Some Picasso on the Side cubism

Art with a Heart facilitated an art workshop with children at Greenspring Overlook Apartments. Students ages four to 14 learned about Pablo Picasso and the Cubism art movement. The children created cubist heads inspired by the lesson and loved making these "funny faces!"

Spring into Science Family Festival springinto

Art with a Heart continues to collaborate with the Walters Art Museum on its special programs and events.  This month, Art with a Heart facilitated a " litter bug " project during the Walters' Spring into Science Family Festival.  Art with a Heart taught students about insects and had the children create their own "litter bugs" using recycled and repurposed objects.  

A COMMUNITY Mosaic  communitymosaic 
With over 800 volunteers participating at various times, the  New Song Academy  mosaic is the largest Art with a Heart community engagement project to date. In April, youth from JServe The Park School , Youth Empowered Society  and MICA helped to grout the 12 panels to complete the 12' x 16' mosaic mural.  We are so grateful for their spirit and enthusiasm in completing this project.
Creating Art for the Community creatingart

In April, Art with a Heart worked with students at Western High School  to create mixed media artwork to be exhibited in the lower level gallery at  Sinai Hospital .  When asked how creating the art made her feel, a student named Breanna replied, "It made me believe that one day I could change the world.  So I was hopeful while creating my project."

Art with a Heart Interns Get a Lunch break! interns 
Each semester, Art  with a Heart's  Executive Director, Randi Pupkin, has lunch with Art with a Heart interns to learn more about their ambitions and how their internship with the organization has helped to shape their goals for the future. It is also an opportunity for the students to ask the Director questions about the organization and her role as founder and Executive Director. 
The Art with a Heart interns represent Towson University, Stevenson University, MICAGoucher College and Bridge EdU. Pictured from L to R, Sarah Bohlman, Joyce Smith, Randi Pupkin, Brandon Vance, Stacey Wetmore, Brian Cullinane, Sarah Wajbel and Vreeland Chambers.

Upcoming Events worksh
Vertical Succulent Planters with B.Willow
May 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Create your very own vertical succulent planter while sipping delicious punch created by Pen & Quill's Mel Bowdish (non-alcoholic punch available too), and devouring Kinderhook snacks! Each planter (and homemade box) is $55 and includes snacks, drinks and surprise take home gift.

Purchase your tickets here.
A Creative Day Out! Silly Sock Puppets 
with Nina Tou
May 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Get creative, silly, and have fun while making colorful and magical sock puppets. This workshop is just in time for Mother's Day, so take mom out for a few hours and make her feel like a kid again. Each puppet is $25 that includes lite fare, instruction and supplies. No experience necessary. Register here
Featured Items at HeARTwares featureditems

Pom Pom Mobiles 

Great to brighten up your home or office, these colorful wall hangings were a collaborative project with 8th grade students from The Park School and Youth Empowered Society (YES).

Mosaic Mandalas
On sale now, these beautiful mosaic mandalas were designed and created by youth from Youth Empowered Society (YES) in collaboration with students from City Neighbors High School
Art with a Heart's Teacher's Corner  tc teacherscorner 
The Teacher's Corner is a monthly art exhibit in HeARTwares showcasing the artwork of Art with a Heart teachers and assistants.
Julie Calkins is the featured artist during the month of May. In 2010, Julie began volunteering with Art with a Heart.  Currently, Julie teaches at Waverly Elementary Middle School, House of RuthMonteverde and Art with a Heart's job program with  YES Drop-In Center.
"In many classes, I hear 'I can't draw, I'm not an artist', yet those are the ones who create the most beautiful pieces. I think creating art transforms them. It's wonderful to be a part of that!"

ART OUTSIDE artoutside 


Art with a Heart is delighted to once again support
Art Outside, a day-long arts festival along Druid Hill Reservoir. 

Please join us on May 17th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at this wonderful outdoor festival that connects local artisans with the community.