August 2013
Old Masters, Brew Masters
The Art of Cheese Making
Featured Items at HeARTwares
Encore Episode on Second Act
Fourth Annual Staff Art Show
Shop & Bop
New Art Room Aid Project
Final Two "Gatherings"
Baltimore Library Project
Career Academy Self-Portraits
Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership
Volunteer Spotlight
Liberty Rec and Tech
The Peace Camp at St. Frances Academy

We Need Your Help! 

You can help bring art to those who need it most. 

Financial Support

The cost of art supplies for the wide variety of projects offered is considerable.  


Share the joys and benefits of visual art by making a tax-deductible contribution to Art with a Heart. Click here for printable contribution information or click the button at the bottom of the page to donate online.

Supplies and Materials

Art with a Heart projects are innovative, original, and engaging. We not only need paint, markers, paper, and brushes, but we also need gently used furniture (to be painted), fabric, and recyclables. We gladly and gratefully accept your donations.


Click here to donate your materials. To view our supply wish list, click here.


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




Volunteers are always needed to work with our staff in helping with classes and programs. No art experience is required - just the desire to bring art to those who need it most. We conduct classes weekdays and weekends, mornings, afternoons, and evening. We can accommodate any schedule!


If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out an online volunteer application (click here) and send to



The Gathering


Join us for future summer/fall Gatherings at The Castle at Keswick: 


September 13, 2013

October 18, 2013 


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The Gathering


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Baltimore Library Project


Career Academy


Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership


Krieger Schechter Day School




St. Frances Academy


Spend a relaxing morning on September 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, transforming your body and mind through art and yoga. The workshop will begin with a 30-minute art session where attendees will create mixed media self-portrait collages using found objects, paint, decorative paper, and more. Yoga instructor, Changa Bell, will then lead a 60-minute Hatha Yoga session perfect for both beginners and intermediate students. Guests will spend the last 30 minutes finishing their self-portraits with a new and refreshed perspective. No previous experience in art or yoga is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat if possible. Cost is only $50, so reserve your space today by calling (410) 366-8886, or emailing

Old Masters, Brew Masters
Art with a Heart is launching a new workshop series entitled "Old Masters, Brew Masters." Attendees will create artwork based on a classic artist while enjoying craft beers.
Join us on September 26th, from 7:00-9:00 pm. Guests will learn about artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and will create a work inspired by his unique style. Supplies and instruction provided, no art experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to register.
Call 410-366-8886 or email for more information.
The Art of Cheese Making

On Wednesday, October 30th, from 6:30-8:00 pm, Caputo Brothers Creamery will hold a mozzarella-making workshop at HeARTwares. For only $40 per person, owner Rynn Caputo will show guests the art of stretching curd into fresh mozzarella. Enjoy this demonstration along with tasting some delicious pairings. As an added bonus, all guests will take home one pound of frozen curd to create their own mozzarella, and, as a bonus to Art with a Heart, $5 from each reservation will be donated to the organization. All ages welcome. Click here (and scroll to the bottom of the page) to register for the class. 

Featured Items at HeARTwares 

Stop in HeARTwares to purchase some of the wonderful artistic creations made by Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program students.


Drinking Straw Bracelets

A fashionable cuff made from recycled magazines rolled around drinking straws, woven with thread, and then detailed with acrylic paint. 







Artist Inspired Step Stool 

This step stool was created by a student, Dominic, who found inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein. This, and many other stools, are now available at HeARTwares.

RLTV "Labor Day Reboot" Marathon


Art with a Heart's episode on RLTV's Second Act will be featured on Monday September 2nd for a "Labor Day Reboot" marathon and pays tribute to Baltimore businesses and organizations. Watch again (Comcast channel 175 and Verizon channel 245) as Executive Director Randi Pupkin relives the story of Art with a Heart and the accomplishment of HeARTwares' opening. 

Fourth Annual Staff Art Show


Each year, Art with a Heart hosts a Staff Art Show to honor and exhibit the talent of the individuals that compassionately nurture, educate, and inspire our students each day. Please join us on October 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm for our fourth annual Staff Art Show. The artwork will be for sale, with 25% of the proceeds benefitting Art with a Heart.

Shop & Bop


On Friday, August 2nd, community members, friends, and supporters gathered at The Castle at Keswick for Shop & Bop, an event to celebrate our Summer Job Program participants and showcase their artistic creations. Students stayed for the event, spoke with guests, and exhibited a true sense of pride and accomplishment with each purchase of their art. 

Shandasha and Brandy pose with Councilman Nick Mosby at Shop & Bop on August 2nd.
New Project for Art Room Aid


Art with a Heart has launched a new project with Art Room Aid, a program of Blick Art Materials that provides online tools for Art with a Heart to share supply needs with its friends and supporters. Please consider a contribution to this project and help us purchase new art supplies for our classrooms!

Final Two "Gatherings"


Join us for the final two Gatherings of the 2013 season: September 13th and October 18th. Come enjoy great food, abundant drinks, live music, and ART!

The Baltimore Library Project Workshops


Art with a Heart is excited to continue its partnership with The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation through the Baltimore Library Project. Work is underway on the library mosaic for Arlington Elementary/Middle School, which will be revealed at the library opening celebration on September 23rd. 

Members of The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation, Baltimore Library Project Advisory Committee, staff and administrators from Arlington Elementary/Middle School, and Art with a Heart volunteers work together to complete the mosaic for Arlington Elementary/ Middle School.
Career Academy Self-Portraits


Art with a Heart facilitated a two-day workshop with students in Career Academy's summer program. Students created large, mixed-media self-portraits that now beautifully adorn the hallways of the school.


Students Participate in 10th Anniversary Project

Students from Rose Street Youth Shelter worked on a large community tree being created by Art with a Heart in collaboration with the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership. The tree will commemorate the 10th anniversary of this city to city partnership. The Rose Street youth learned about partnership, collaboration, and Ashkelon, Baltimore's sister city in Israel. Students then created "leaves" of recycled laminate samples using words and/or drawings to represent what partnership means to them.

"Leaves" from left to right: "Sharing thoughts and ideas," "To cooperate with others," and "Get to know people."
Volunteer Spotlight 


Sophie, a rising 7th grade student at Krieger Schechter Day School, chose to spend part of her summer as a volunteer in Art with a Heart classes at INNterim, a shelter for mothers and their children. Sophie has been a terrific help in the classroom, becoming a role model to the children at the shelter. Sophie's mother recently sent Art with a Heart the following note:


I want to share an anecdote from last night's drop off to tell you all how much Art with a Heart means to the kids at INNterim. We were waiting in the parking lot for Lisa to arrive, and 4 kids were playing and riding bikes. As soon as Lisa got out of her car and opened her hatch, the kids started screaming, "Yay, Art with a Heart is here!" again and again and went over to give Lisa and Sophie hugs.  It was very sweet, especially to see the sheer joy on the kids faces. What a great program.  


Thank you Sophie for your dedication to Art with a Heart.

Liberty Rec and Tech gets ARTSY!

Art with a Heart was thrilled to have worked this summer with community youth to give Liberty Rec and Tech a total art makeover. Throughout the summer, Art with a Heart engaged youth in collaborative projects, including paper lanterns, fabric waterfalls and weavings, Q-tip flowers, and a felt quilt, to name a few. Additionally, youth worked together on a 14'x30" mosaic to be installed in the main entrance of Liberty Rec and Tech.

The Peace Camp at St. Frances Academy

Since 2011, Art with a Heart has provided summer programming to students, ages four through twelve, in The Peace Camp at St. Frances Academy. During this two-week camp, Art with a Heart's curriculum focused on various peace themes and symbols. 

Projects included peaceful lions, inspired by the the classic Aesop Fable, 3D peace flowers, watercolor paper plate peace signs, model magic dove ornaments, and decorated letters with words and drawings to represent peace.



Art with a Heart, Inc.  

3355 Keswick Road

Stable Building, Suite 104

Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 366-8886

About Us


Art with a Heart conducts 7,100 visual art programs 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.