January 2017
In This Issue:

The Art of Leadership: Applications Now being Accepted! aol


Art with a Heart is thrilled to announce that it is currently recruiting for the 2017-2018 Art of Leadership cohort.The Art of Leadership is a co-ed, teen leadership program for rising 10th- and 11th-grade students. Through inspiring and insightful speakers, experiential opportunities, and hands on community service, students in the program develop leadership competencies that will serve them for years to come. 

If you know a student who is a candidate for this program, please encourage them to visit Art with a Heart's website at www.artwithaheart.net for more information. 

The application deadline is March 3, 2017. 


Building Bridges through Creative Conversationsmilbrook

Continuing the initiative started in November, third-grade students from Krieger Schechter Day School and Milbrook Elementary School enjoyed their second gathering. Each student is creating a mosaic square inspired by their continuing conversations about safe and inclusive communities and the values most important to them. The individual mosaic squares will be assembled into three quilt-like larger panels which will be installed at each of the two schools and the Pikesville police station.

February Heart Mosaic Workshops workshops
Back by popular demand! Join Art with a Heart on Thursday, February 2nd from 7:00-9:00pm or Saturday, February 4th from 2:00-4:00pm to create a 10" x 10" heart mosaic---a great gift for Valentine's Day! Instruction, supplies, and light fare will be provided! Optional: bring a small keepsake to incorporate into your mosaic for an even more meaningful piece of art. No experience necessary! NOTE: The Thursday evening workshop is 21 and over (wine will be served). Cost is $40.00 per person. For m ore information and to register, visit Art with a Heart's Facebook event pages:  A Creative Night Out on 2/2  and   A Creative Day Out on 2/4.
Hampden Neighborhood Animation Workshops Return!lightcity

Light City is back and Hampden will once again be a part of Light City's Neighborhood Lights! On  Friday, March 3rd, 5:00-9:00pm,  and  Saturday, March 4th, 10:00am-3:00pm,  Art with a Heart will partner with 
Light City artist,  Isaac Ewart  for two  animation self portrait workshops in HeARTwares. There will be paint stations for all ages and a p aint-on-glass demonstration for a fun introduction to stop-motion animation. Workshops are free and open to the public!  Hampden's Light City Installation will be held at The Ideal Arts Space, 905 W. 36th St. Baltimore, MD from  March 31st through April 8th and will be open to the public between the hours of  6:00-10:00pm.
Annie E. Casey Foundation Offices Brightened by Community Mosaic casey

Art with a Heart installed this stunning 4'x12' tryptic mosaic in the newly renovated Annie E. Casey Foundation offices on Charles Street. The mandalas, which are associated with cultivating enlightenment, harmony and unity, represent the broad spectrum of the collaborative work done by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This mosaic was completed by over 400 volunteers from the Foundation staff, attendees of Baltimore's Fox 45 News Expo, and Art with a Heart. 
Community Helps Give Students Wingsroots

Art with a Heart had a great time making art with students and their families at Roots and Branches community night. Attendees explored Frank Smith's art work and painted over 150 individual feathers while enjoying the sounds of smooth jazz. When installed, the feathers will represent wings for the students to take flight!

A Community-Created Mosaic for Mosaic Community Services, Inc. mosaic

This soothing underwater themed mosaic was launched by the clients of  Mosaic Community Services, Inc. and completed by Art with a Heart students and volunteers. While still in need of some final touches (eyes on the fish!), the mosaic is planned for installation in the lobby of the Mosaic Community Service, Inc.'s, Charles Street location.  

Thanks for Your Help this Month!ThankYouthanks

Art with a Heart gratefully acknowledges the wonderful volunteers and service groups who dedicated their time and talent this month: Friends School of Baltimore, T. Rowe Price and Art with a Heart's Board President, Alyson Friedman and her band of buddies!!  Thank you!

These Students Have a Dream (and Lots of Imagination)! dream

Art with a Heart students at Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School learned the history of Native American Art, including the environmental and cultural significance of dream catchers. Students then enjoyed painting and weaving their own dream catchers. On " Funday," kindergarten students used the dream catcher supplies and refined their fine motor skills as well as their concept of pattern, color, and design by beading their own necklaces and bracelets. 
A Chameleon of a Different Colorchameleon

Art with a Heart kindergarten students at Commodore John Rogers Elementary/Middle School created chameleons inspired by the book A Color of His Own by Leo Lionnis. The students used crayons to practice drawing shapes and lines, then filled in the sections with watercolor to create a wax resist painting.
Penguins  with Style at Baltimore Outreach Servicespenguin

After learning about different types of penguins for Penguin Awareness Day (January 20th), the children at Baltimore Outreach Services made their own stylish penguins! We even had a superhero penguin...The Flash, pictured, bottom right. 
Inquiring Minds Want to Know... Art of Leadership Students Ask!police

The 2017 cohort of the Art of Leadership program had an engaging and informative experience at the Baltimore City Police Headquarters ! Students met and learned from representatives of Baltimore Police Department's 911, Dispatch, K-9 Unit, Forensics, the Bomb Squad and SWAT team. Students also had the opportunity to talk with representatives from the Media Relations Department and asked tough questions to garner an understanding of the challenges and goals of the Baltimore City Police Department.

Valentine's Day Products are Here!valentines

Valentine's Day is around the corner and HeARTwares is sure to have the perfect gift! Purchase wonderfully handcrafted items made by students and volunteers. Pictured below (from L to R): unique string wall plaques, recycled wall art and/or heart shaped hand-warmers.
Calendar Sale  sale

The Art with a Heart 2017 desk calendar, filled with vibrant stude nt artwork, is now on sale for just $10. To purchase your calendar, stop by HeARTwares, Mo nday through Friday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday, from  12:00pm to 6:00pm, and/or Sunday, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm .