November 2016
In This Issue:

Be Part of  Art with a Heart's Equation for a Better Baltimore BetterBaltimore

We have seen that when people come together to engage in creative,  positive art programs, wonderful things happen. Exploration, learning,  dialogue, increased understanding, and strengthened relationships are the  sum of  Art with a Heart's efforts.  Art with a Heart's equation is the answer to  a better Baltimore: 
art education + compassion + consistent engagement!   Please consider making a generous donation via PayPal or at our website to help Art with a Heart continue this important work. 
Miracle on 34th Street Leads Straight to HeARTwares OpenHouse

On November 26th, Art with a Heart held its the annual Holiday Open House. The evening was filled with merriment and celebration as we commemorated the sixth anniversary of HeARTwares, Art with a Heart's social enterprise/retail store.  
New Skills, New Jobs: Another Fall Job Program Completed!FallJobProgram

On November 18th, youth from Youth Empowered Society (YES) completed Art with a Heart's Fall Job Program. During their time in the Program, participants learned weaving, wire art, and jewelry making. It is with great pride that we announce that three of the participating youth were hired by Starbucks at the conclusion of the Program! Best of luck to these wonderful young men!
Meaningful Handmade Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List!HolidayGiftsmeaningful

Looking for a meaningful and creative gift this holiday season? Check out the newest items at HeARTwares - hanging textiles to adorable cork mouse ornaments! Come see the new jewelry and useful purse hooks - perfect stocking stuffers! The 2017 desk calendar is also in stock! Each month features different student artwork. Pick one up today - $15 each or two for $25! Half the proceeds from all sales are shared between Art with a Heart and its community partners. 
It Takes a Village to Raise a Mosaic in Two Weeks!  Mosaic mosaic

Art with a Heart, in collaboration with Living Classrooms and Under Armour, worked with over 300 children and adults to complete a 9' x7' mosaic mural in only 14 days. The mosaic now adorns the entrance of the UA House at Fayette.
For T. Rowe Price Seminar Attendees, it was Stop...Art-Making Time!TRowe

Art with a Heart engaged 175
T. Rowe Price employees who enthusiastically participated in service projects during a recent two-day business seminar. The employees worked on community projects including sewing felt mandalas for Patterson Park Public Charter School, painting hearts for The Benjamin Banneker Eubie Blake Academy for Arts and Sciences, and embellishing painted sticks for a large-scale installation at the Penn-North Kids Safe Zone.  
Welcome to a Newly Beautified Johnston Square!SixthBranch

Members of Re-Build Johnston Square helped to grout their new community sign to be installed at the corner of Greenmount Avenue and Biddle Street. Art with a Heart is grateful to have launched this project in the  JohnstonSquare Community at the Sixth Branch's  "Together We Serve 9/11 Day of Service." 
Thanks for Giving this Month!ThankYou

Art with a Heart gratefully acknowledges the wonderful volunteers and service groups who dedicated their time and talent this month:  Park School of Baltimore, BGE Investment Strategies Group, Re-Build Johnston Square, Gemilut Hasadim, The Loyola Blakefield Mothers' Club (Mothers for Others), T. Rowe Price US Intermediaries, Combined Federal Campaign, TD Ameritrade, Krieger Schechter Day School, ConstellationMilbrook ElementaryPikesville Police Department from Precinct 4,  Living Classrooms  Under Armour  Accenture St. Paul's School for Girls Collington Square Elementary/Middle School, Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School, City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School, Howard Community College and the  Pleasant View Gardens Neighborhood.
Portraits Show Artists Have More Than One Good Side  Picasso

Students in Art with a Heart classes at Cecil Elementary School practiced drawing portraits inspired by Picasso, paying close attention to facial features and proportion. The students learned how Picasso connected facial features like a puzzle and enjoyed finishing their abstract drawings with oil pastels.  

Falling Leaves Can Be Messy (But Fun!) BusinessFallLeaves

Pre-Kindergarten students in Art with a Heart classes at Heritage Early Learning Center celebrate the beauty of the season by finger painting fall-inspired trees. The students enjoyed depicting the fleeting moments of fall with their finger tips.  

Hand Prints Become the Mayflower in Shocking Thanksgiving Twist HandprintTurkeys

While learning the Thanksgiving story, pre-kindergarten students in  Art with a Heart classes at at Kidzstuff Early Learning Center created ships from handprints (and you thought they were going to be turkeys). 
Young Artists Create "Impressive" Watercolor BridgesWatercolor

First grade students in Art with a Heart classes at Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School learned about French impressionist artist, Claude Monet and created bridge paintings inspired by his styles and techniques. 
"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself.  When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."  -Jack WelchAOLRetreatjack

In November, the 2017 cohort of Art with a Heart's Art of Leadership Program attended their first group retreat. The retreat was an insightful and fun bonding experience for the group. Students learned about each other and about their leadership styles and values. In addition to the work, students enjoyed a ropes course,  zipline, kayaking and making s'mores during an evening bonfire. It was clear by the end of the weekend that the leaders had grown personally and as a community.