March 2014
Building Bridges and Planting Trees
A Mosaic Cake... Yum!
Easter Seals Welcomes Spring
Beautifying Guilford
Whimsical Puppets at Patterson Park
A Butterfly Garden Takes Flight
Arts Integration at UMBC
Operation Mitzvah Returns
Volunteer Spotlight
A Creative Day Out
Congratulations Jerel!
Featured Items at HeARTwares

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 Jaime Kauffman at



Save the Date!


Home is Where the 

HeART is



The Castle at Keswick Road


Saturday, October 11, 2014


7:00-10:30 p.m. 

Dream Wish List Item


Art with a Heart is in need of a professional quality projector to be used as a valuable tool for meetings, workshops, trainings, and professional development.



If you have a projector that you can donate, or know someone who does, please contact Audrey Hamilton at


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Follow-up Links


Art with a Heart


Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership


Enoch Pratt Free Library 


Charm City Cakes


Easter Seals Adult Day Services


Guilford Elementary/Middle School


Patterson Park Public Charter School


Govans Elementary School


UMBC Arts Integration Conference


Jewish Volunteers Connection


Repair the World




A Creative Day Out


Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake


St. Elizabeth School


City Neighbors High School

Building Bridges and Planting Trees

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership, the Art with a Heart team traveled overseas to create an "Ashkemore" tree in Ashkelon, Israel. The original "Ashkemore" is on traveling exhibit in Baltimore and can currently be seen in the central hall of the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. In Ashkelon, the Art with a Heart team worked with approximately 250 volunteers through numerous workshops. We met wonderful, determined, fun, and talented children, youth and adults. The enthusiastic volunteers completed the second "Ashkemore" tree and then helped to install it in its permanent home in Ashkelon's new municipal library. The Art with a Heart team is very grateful to the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership for their support of this project.

The two "Ashkemore" trees side by side; left in Ashkelon and right in Baltimore.

For more pictures of the workshops in Ashkelon, visit Art with a Heart's Facebook page.

A Mosaic Cake... Yum!

Mosaics and merriment go hand-in-hand! Hosted inside the famous Charm City Cakes studio in Remington, veteran decorator Mary Smith will teach participants decoration fundamentals to make your very own 6" fully-decorated cake, perfect for any occasion. As a bonus, a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Art with a Heart. 


Saturday, May 17th at 3:00 p.m., $150 per participant, ages 14 and up. Space is limited! To reserve a spot, call 410-235-9229 or email


* Be sure to ask about gluten-free and vegan options!

Easter Seals Welcomes Spring


While the temperature may not indicate a change of season, spring has officially arrived! Art with a Heart students at Easter Seals Adult Day Services warmed their days practicing printmaking techniques by creating cherry blossom trees using recycled water bottles and paint.  

Beautifying Guilford Elementary/Middle School


Art with a Heart is working with middle school students at Guilford Elementary/Middle School to transform their family resource center into a vibrant, welcoming, and creative space. Stay tuned for pictures of the newly renovated room.  

Students created paper mache stars to hang from hand painted, sky ceiling tiles. 
Whimsical Puppets at Patterson Park


In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Art with a Heart's students at Patterson Park Public Charter School created whimsical paper puppets inspired by Seuss' imaginative illustrations. 



A Butterfly Garden Takes Flight


Students at Govans Elementary School worked with Art with a Heart to create mosaic stepping-stones for a new butterfly garden at their school. The students were so excited to be a part of this fun and lasting project.

Arts Integration at UMBC


For its second year, Art with a Heart participated in the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Arts Integration Conference. Art with a Heart facilitated a workshop where educators, administrators, and artists designed found object wall hangings. The beautiful wood pieces are currently on display and sale in HeARTwares to help raise funds for Art with a Heart programs.

Operation Mitzvah Returns


Student volunteers from Jewish Volunteers Connection's Operation Mitzvah helped Art with a Heart prepare for several upcoming programs. A big thank you to all the students for their time and service.

Volunteer Spotlight


We first met Yuby, a Repair the World fellow, when the Fellows helped with building the Baltimore "Ashkemore" tree. Since then, Yuby has dedicated many hours to Art with a Heart through community events and workshops. We are grateful for Yuby's passion, ambition, and dedication towards helping others. Thank you, Yuby!



Please join us on April 12th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to create your very own unique mosaic house number. Art with a Heart will furnish all materials, plus light refreshments and wine. Must be 21 or older to participate, only $50 to register. No experience necessary! 


Contact Christina at or call 410-366-2054.

Congratulations Jerel!

Last fall, Jerel visited Art with a Heart with his class from Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake's Youth Merchandising Training program. Ever since his first visit, Jerel has consistently returned on his own to help prepare for classes and create art. Recently, Jerel was pleased to share with us that he had been hired by CVS. Even with his new job, Jerel still finds time to come and help each week. We are extremely proud of Jerel and know that he will succeed in his new position. 

Featured Items at HeARTwares

Looking for a meaningful gift? How about these:

Wish Dolls

Art with a Heart is proud to display and sell several wish dolls created by Brendan, one of the many talented and imaginative students from St. Elizabeth School who work at Art with a Heart. Each wish doll is molded around a wish of the creator; the wish comes true when the doll finds a new home. 

Wooden Candlesticks and Cake Stands

Interns from City Neighbors High School created these hand-drawn, detailed candlesticks and cake stands. Have your cake and eat it too!



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.