July 2022
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Hard to believe but in July, Art with a Heart began the new school year at the HASA Gateway School, a school for students with communication-related disorders and/or autism.Their classes were "hands-on" and wrist deep!! Special shoutout to our teacher, Rita Luciano, for embracing the beauty of a messy learning experience for her students.

Meanwhile, the 660 Art with a Heart summer programs reached their halfway point and students are finding their stride! Their confidence soars when they show off their completed artwork, like the decoupaged paper plate maraca and the David Hockney-inspired underwater painting seen below. In other classes, students showed deep engagement and focus as they crafted ceramic circles for a beautification project at St. Francis Neighborhood Center and practiced line quality and watercolor resist techniques in a popsicle painting project!
Community Service and Public Art
During July, Art with a Heart enjoyed its continued work with youth in the SpringBoard program.The Jean-Michel Basquiat inspired mosaic is a free flowing combination of textures, colors and shapes.

Art with a Heart is thrilled to share that, in collaboration with The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation's Alumni Mission trip to Israel, Art with a Heart will be facilitating the creation of three 9' sculptures in Baltimore's partnership city of Ashkelon, Israel. Community stakeholders of all ages in both Baltimore and Ashkelon will participate in the project. Through the depiction of historical imagery, current-day designs, and representations of peace and hope, the Art with a Heart designs tell the story of Israel’s past, present, and future. See the images below and the prototype currently being built in Art with a Heart’s office! The project has already engaged hundreds of volunteers in ceramics, mosaics, and painting. One volunteer noted, "We were marveling at how this was one place we've been where diversity really does exist in a happy, productive, cohesive way." 
Art of Leadership
In July, Cohort 7 of the Art of Leadership program completed and installed their capstone project at the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI-Metropolitan Baltimore). Olivia Hood, a Cohort 7 student, designed the multimedia mosaic. Volunteers, staff members, and students inscribed hopeful messages to inspire those who interact with the art piece.
Art with a Heart is thrilled to have the HeARTworks program back in person! All six program sites are hopping with creativity, aspiring goals, and community connection! Students are immersed in making mosaic row-homes, jewelry, mosaic lamps, mirrors, bottle-stoppers, stickers, and more! In addition to creating work, students are journaling, practicing their communication and teamwork skills, engaging in mock interviews, and learning financial literacy. Mark your calendars for Market at the Mill on August 12th at 4:30pm to meet and support these talented artists!

HeARTworks participants at Cecil Kirk Recreation Center spent the month of July learning Graphic Design and Typography concepts to create a "Wall of Values" for the Center.
Special Projects
It has been a month of installations for Special Projects! Two murals were completed at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School. One includes a colorful sunburst painted by students with a quote by Amanda Gorman, and the other features geometric owls taking flight.

Art with a Heart also delivered triptych panels featuring tiles made by 9th and 10th grade students at George Washington Carver Vocational-Technical High School.

And lastly, staff and volunteers are hard at work beautifying eight bathrooms at James McHenry Elementary/Middle School. The project will include affirmations on stall doors to inspire students throughout the day.
Thank you, Volunteers! 
Art with a Heart is grateful for the volunteers who shared their time and talent with the organization during the month of July: Dragos, Glen Mar Church, Johns Hopkins University SOURCE, T. Rowe Price, and Union Church.
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