April 2014

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Art with a Heart


Your support helps Art with a Heart remain a consistent and positive presence in the lives of children, youth, and adults in Baltimore's vulnerable communities. Share the joys and benefits of visual art by making a tax-deductible contribution to Art with a Heart. 


Donate new or used art supplies and materials. Your donation will be used in our innovative curriculum that provides our students with a creative outlet where they can open their minds to new ideas and skills. 

To donate supplies through Blick Art Materials, click on the icon below.


Volunteers are always needed in our classrooms, at events, and community workshops. If you are interested, please fill out an online volunteer application and send to Jaime Kauffman at
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Save the Date!save


Mark your calendars for Art with a Heart's annual fundraiser, Home is Where the HeART is. Join us on Saturday, October 11th from 7:00-10:30 pm at the Castle at Keswick. Enjoy fabulous food and drinks, great student-made art, and an exciting auction!


Please consider supporting this annual fundraiser that helps to subsidize Art with a Heart's direct programming costs. Sponsorship information is available at the link below.


Sponsor Levels and Commitment Form

Creative Day Outcreative
May 3, 2014 | 2:00 pm
$40 per mosaic
@ HeARTwares | 623 W. 34th St.

Create an individual 10"x10" heart mosaic, perfect for Mother's Day! Instructions and light fare provided.
Register here.
Mosaic Cake Classcake
May 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm
$150 per person 
@ Charm City Cakes | 2936 Remington Ave.
Create a 6" mosaic cake. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Art with a Heart.
Email marysmith@charmcitycakes.com to register. 

On May 29th, renowned acoustic blues guitarist and songwriter Scott Ainslie will perform from 7:00-9:30 pm at McDonogh School's Horn Theater. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to Art with a Heart. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for light refreshments and an exhibition and sale of artwork created in Art with a Heart classes. We are humbled by McDonogh School's generosity and look forward to this exciting event!

Check Art with a Heart's Facebook page in the coming weeks for more information.
Cherry Blossoms Bloom at Waverlycherry

Kindergarten students in Art with a Heart's class at Waverly Elementary/Middle School learned about the lovely cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C. Thanks to these talented kindergarteners, Baltimore's cherry blossoms hold a close second to Washington's!


Tissue paper cherry blossom collages now adorn the kindergarten classroom at Waverly Elementary/Middle School.


A Growing Partnership with the Academy for College of Career Explorationacce

Art with a Heart is proud to be expanding its partnership with the Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE). For the past three years, ACCE service-learning students have worked in the Art with a Heart office. Now, we are pleased to be bringing art into the school, working with 7th and 8th grade students. We look forward to the beautiful art this flourishing partnership will produce. 


Art with a Heart's 8th grade students at ACCE hold up their pastel drawings inspired by artist Robert Delaunay's Circular Forms.
Welcome Rickel and Michael!welcome

We are delighted to introduce Rickel and Michael from St. Elizabeth School who work at Art with a Heart twice a week with their classmates, Brendan and Jordan. These wonderful students help with office, programming, and community service needs. 




House of Ruth Lid Printsruth
Art with a Heart's students at House of Ruth learned print-making and color mixing techniques to create vibrant, watercolor "Lid Prints" as seen below. 

Good Shepherd Flower Peopleflower
Children in Art with a Heart's class at Good Shepherd Services learned about artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his technique of creating art using fruit, vegetables, and found materials. To celebrate spring, the children at Good Shepherd Services created faux flower people inspired by Arcimboldo's style.   
Community Service Efforts Engage Record Numbers service
Art with a Heart engaged over 250 people this month in various service projects. Thank you to all of the groups and individuals who volunteered their time and talent at Art with a Heart.

Volunteers from Baltimore Diller Teen Fellows North American Seminar, Beth TfilohBloomsburg UniversityGirl Scouts Troop 1779, Higher AchievementQuinnipiac University Alumni AssociationTravelers Insurance, and UMAR Boxing Program assisted Art with a Heart with various service projects.

Art Outside Free Art Festivalartoutside

For its second year, Art with a Heart will facilitate a community art project at the Art Outside Free Art Festival in Druid Hill Reservoir. Join us on Sunday, May 18th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Art with a Heart booth and help create a reflective CD hanging that will beautify the exterior of a Baltimore City Public School.



CHIP Students Get more ART with a Heart!chip

Through a grant from the Baltimore Diller Teen Fellows program, Julia, a 2014 Diller Fellow, is working with Children of Incarcerated Parents Mentoring Program to provide weekly Art with a Heart classes throughout April and May. Working with the Art with a Heart staff, Julia is developing curriculum and helping to facilitate the classes. 

Julia (top left) reads The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to the students. Students created treasure boxes inspired by Carle's illustrations (bottom left and right). 


Kaleidoscope Exhibit Highlights Art with a Heart's Work with Residents of Gallagher Serviceskaleidoscope

On April 3rd, Gallagher Services hosted Kaleidoscope, an art exhibit at Goucher College. The residents from Gallagher Services were proud to display and sell their art created in their Art with a Heart classes.

Several of the items are now on sale at HeARTwares, including found object cork boards and mosaic heart wall hangings.
A Gallagher Services resident proudly displays her mosaic heart (left). Mosaic hearts on display at the Kaleidoscope exhibit (right).
Add some Colorful Originality to Your next Event!events
Art with a Heart can help to enhance your next event with one-of-a-kind centerpieces, community projects, and of course, a great location for a gathering. For more information, call Christina Ralls at 410-366-8886 or email christina@artwithaheart.net.

Mosaic birdhouse centerpieces for the AIRS 25th Anniversary Gala (left). Guests participate in an interactive wedding mosaic project (right) that becomes a memorable piece of art for the new bride and groom. 

Featured Items at HeARTwaresfeatured

Purchase a meaningful gift at HeARTwares and give a gift twice. As part of Art with a Heart's community commitment, half of all sale proceeds are shared with its community partner.

Mother's Day is May 11th
Give her a gift with meaning!
A stained glass vase, mosaic flower lazy susans, and found object flower mirror wall hangings.

Great Graduation Gift Ideas
Adorn the dorm room with a pop of color!
Pop art trashcans in two sizes, stained glass mosaic mirrors, and book illustration piggy banks.

Art with a Heart conducts approximately 7,100 visual art classes each year with abused, neglected, and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; mentally and physically disabled children and adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care.
Since 2000, Art with a Heart has provided Baltimore's underserved children, youth, and adults with access to positive and productive programming, caring and nurturing adults on a consistent basis, and the chance to embrace new ideas and skills in a safe and structured environment. 
3355 Keswick Road, Stable Building Suite 104 | Baltimore, MD 21211