March 2017
In This Issue:


Thank you to Art with a Heart's new neighbor, CinĂ©Bistro at The Rotunda for the  generous donation of $10,000 to Art with a Heart's  Art of Leadership program. The funds donated will be used to subsidize  scholarships for leaders in third cohort of the Program. We are so grateful for this support!

A Visitor Shares Stories of Social Justice from Across the Ocean Anat

Students in Art with a Heart's Workforce Development Program, HeARTworks, learned about social justice activism from Anat Hoffman while she was visiting Baltimore from Israel. The students were intrigued by the issues she discussed and fascinated by her efforts.  

Mosaic Captures Spirit of the SymphonySymphony

In honor of the Director's 25th year of service to the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, musicians and staff worked with Art with a Heart to create this one-of-a-kind mosaic. Each member signed the piano keys to personalize this special gift. To work with Art with a Heart on a special one-of-a-kind gift, contact 

Art with a Heart Gets Things Moving with Animation WorkshopsAnimation

During the month of March, Art with a Heart hosted three animation workshops with artist Isaac Iwart. The art created in the workshops will be incorporated into a collaborative piece titled, "The Changing Face of Hampden" for the Hampden Neighborhood Lights segment of Light City. The art will be projected onto sculptural faces at the Ideal Art Space, located at 905 W. 36th St. Baltimore, MD 21211, from March 31st through April 8th, from 6pm to 11pm, with a closing reception on April 8th from 6pm to 12am.  
HeARTworkers Spring Into Action...SpringJob

In March, the  HeARTworks spring cohort began their job training. Students have been hard at work making great art while learning life skills and soft job skills. Stop in HeARTwares to see the creative work of these students including mosaic frames, antique birdhouses, pop art trash cans and much more!
City Springs Students Create Art Fit For A King CitySprings

Students at City Springs Elementary/Middle School learned about Egyptian History in Social Studies. By integrating art into this history lesson, third through sixth grade Art with a Heart students were empowered to create life sized sarcophagus' using the paper mache techniques. Students worked in small groups to tackle this royal assignment, studying pictures in history books for inspiration for the design and colors. From construction to adornment, students worked collaboratively to complete these fascinating mummy cases fit for a king!
Beauty and the Brain: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!STEAM

Art with a Heart, in collaboration with Project Bridge, a g raduate student association at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Henderson Hopkins Elementary School, is helping to bridge the gap between science and art. With a STEAM-focused curriculum, third and fourth grade students are creatively learning about photosynthesis through the nature-inspired art of Andy Goldsworthy. The scientists/artists used objects found in nature to create mandalas, along with sunlight to create photosynthesis-inspired prints on cyanotype paper.

Lillie May Carroll Jackson Students Put on Happy Faces  LillieMay

Middle School Scholars in Art with a Heart classes at Lillie May Carroll Jackson enjoyed exploring their creativity while using recycled materials to make animal masks.  
Students Make - and Shake - Their Maracas JohnRurah

Art with a Heart students in the Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO) after-school program at John Ruhrah Elementary School, created their own maracas to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month. The maracas were made from paper plates and pop tabs and students decorated them with collaged paper and streamers. These Art with a Heart artists talked about forming a band someday! 
Diversity Group Brings Art to Gilmor HomesTRowe

T. Rowe Price's Diversity Group  partnered with Art with a Heart to plan and faciliate an art workshop with the children at the Boys and Girls Club of Gilmor Homes. Everyone enjoyed painting blocks of wood to create this colorful "quilt" of values. The collaborative art piece is now a beautiful installation in the Club. Art with a Heart is grateful to T. Rowe Price's Diversity Group  for their ongoing support of consistent Art with  a Heart programing at the Boy and Girls Club at Gilmor Homes. 
Exercising Creativity at the B'More Healthy Expo! HealthExpo BMoreExpo

On March 18th, for its second year, Art with a Heart participated in Fox 45's B'More Healthy Expo, the largest indoor free admission event in Maryland. Over 175 attendees of the event were engaged in creating mosaics for a public art piece started by the students at Monarch Charter School

Building Community While Serving CommunityTRoweCommunity

Art with a Heart had a great time working with T. Rowe Price employees from the Internal Agency. These employees enthusiastically completed several mosaic projects, assisted the Art with a Heart program directors in class preparation,  and helped to score mirror pieces for a mural project at New Hope Academy . We are so grateful for their help!

Thanks for Your Help this Month!ThankYou

Art with a Heart gratefully acknowledges the wonderful volunteers and service groups who dedicated their time and talent this month:   Clever Kids Foundation, University of Louisville Alternative Spring Break group, Pikesville High School's National Honor Society and Constellation Energy

Art of Leadership
A Lesson in Compassionate LeadershipAOL

In March, Art of Leadership students toured  The R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and witnessed compassion and teamwork in action. Students were able to visit the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU) and hear from nurses and staff. After the tour, students engaged in an insightful discussion about how compassion is an essential attribute of a good leader. During the discussion one student noted,  "to achieve your goals to the fullest extent, you have to have good teamwork with those around you and act with compassion."