April 2019
In This Issue:


NEWS 
The Mosaic that Love BuiltRMDH

Art with a Heart is thrilled to share their newest, beautiful addition to the Baltimore community. This large-scale, collaborative project was recently installed at the new Ronald McDonald House. The final piece includes 375 pounds of glass, 50 pounds of clay, and utilized the help of 400 volunteers (ages 8 to 95 years old). An incredible community effort, now in an incredible home!
 
Create for a CauseCreateForACause

On April 7th, Art with a Heart hosted Create for a Cause benefiting  The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Participants learned basic clay techniques and made funky and functional ceramic containers. Save the date for the  next Create for a Cause on Thursday, June 27th from 7pm-9pm when Art with a Heart collaborates with The Loading Dock. Participants will use repurposed construction materials to create unique  garden art. Workshop fees will be used to support both The Loading Dock and Art with a Heart. 

HEARTWORKS: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT 
So Many Art Mediums, So Little Time!HandsOn

HeARTworks participants have been busy learning about different art mediums and creating wonderful handmade products for the store. New items include ceramic row-home succulent planters and mosaic butterflies for home and garden. Students were fortunate to have Karen Coston, a local jewelry artist, teach the art of beading and worked with her to create beautiful beaded earrings. All the products made by the students are now for sale and make perfect graduation and Mother's Day gifts! HeARTwares is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm and weekends by appointment. Contact Christina Ralls at christina@artwithaheart.net or 410-366-8886. 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PUBLIC ART
What the Mosaic Says!!!  ChaseBrexton

In April, Art with a Heart unveiled a new mosaic created in collaboration with  Chase Brexton staff and installed outside the Social Work and Outreach Department at the Mt. Vernon Center.  These two powerful words greet Chase Brexton patients and remind them every day that they matter!
Celebrating the Imagination!ImaginationCelebration

In April, Art with a Heart was super excited to participate in the Imagination Celebration at the Maryland Historical Society.  Superheroes and animated characters helped Art with a Heart complete sections of the ongoing mosaic project for the children's section of the Enoch Pratt Free Library 
Lion Cubs and Little Ones at Goldsmith Early Childhood CenterGoldsmith

Art with a Heart is delighted to be working with students, alumni, families, faculty and friends in creating a lion cub mosaic for the 60th Anniversary of the Goldsmith Early Childhood Center. When completed, the mosaic will embellish the Center's outdoor signage. Stay tuned for more pictures in the coming months. 
 
Thank you! ThankYou

  
PROGRAMMING
Found Object Fun at Sinai HospitalSinaiHospital

Art with a Heart is completing a four-part wellness series at Sinai Hospital with clients receiving HIV support services from the M. Peter Mosher Community Initiative. In one of the sessions, participants learned about the artist Louise Nevelson and were provided with found objects to create compositions inspired by Nevelson's work. 

Watercolor Seascapes Keep Students Smiling!CJR

Pre-Kindergarten students in Art with a Heart classes at Commodore John Rodgers learn how small steps to protect the bay can make a big difference during "Keep America Beautiful" month. These budding artists practiced using line, shape, color and texture to create thriving seascapes, free of pollution. At Art with a Heart, we believe you are never too young to learn the value of Maryland's incredible natural resources.     
Letting Loose After SchoolSFNC

Students in Art with a Heart's after-school program at  St. Francis Neighborhood Center enjoyed learning about artist Shinique Smith and her abstract painting style. Using a fluid and full-body brush stroke technique, students created abstract line paintings that they then embellished with paint and paper to complete their mixed media pieces.
 
Middle School Value StudiesCJR2

Students in Art with a Heart's 8th grade classes at Commodore John Rogers  learned to translate the letters in their name into form by creating value with graphite. Students experimented with chiaroscuro by arranging highlights, mid-tones and shadows into effective patterns. This special way of seeing and thinking is acquired gradually, through repetition, like any complex skill and helps to develop a young artist's design sense. 
ART OF LEADERSHIP 
Springing into a Weekend Retreat AOL

Students in Art with a Heart's  Art of Leadership program had a fantastic weekend retreat at NorthBay! The cohort continued to build bonds as a community and enjoyed the opportunity to use their leadership skills in different programming scenarios. The cohort planned for their capstone art project, symbolically travelled with each other down the "river" of their lives, enjoyed NorthBay's zipline and giant swing, and watched the sunset on the beach. As one student noted, "My biggest takeaway is how this group of teens who barely knew each other became a family through their own free will."  
   
THE IMPRESSIONISTS: CREATIVE SOCIAL ACTIVISM
Join the Impressionists Tonight!Impressionists

Grab a friend, bring your favorite magazine, or five, and join Art with a Heart's junior board for an evening of vision boarding, refreshments, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.  During this event, the Impressionists will be collecting gently used career-wear to donate to students in Art with a Heart's workforce development program, HeARTworks.  Reserve your spot now!