November 2013
HeARTwares' Third Anniversary Open House
The Art of Cheese Making Returns!
Crossroads Gallery
Mayor's Reading Club
Woodhome Cézanne Landscapes
Lakeland Features Art
Power in Dirt
Ashkemore Tree Progress
Metro Centre Community Project
Friends School Community Day
Thank You to Daltile
Volunteer Spotlight
JDRF Stools
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



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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Art with a Heart




HeARTwares' Holiday Open House


Caputo Brothers Creamery


Cheese-Making Registration


The Crossroads School


The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation


The Baltimore Library Project


Arlington Elementary/Middle School


Callaway Elementary School


Woodhome Elementary/Middle School


Paul C�zanne


Lakeland Elementary/Middle School 


Power in Dirt


Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape


Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership


The Associated Women


Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center


C.H.I.P Mentoring Program


Elijah Cummings Youth Program


IMPACT: The Young Adult Division of The Associated


Jewish Volunteer Connection


Weinberg Village


Metro Centre at Owings Mills


Friends School


City Neighbors High School

Academy for College and Career Exploration




Edgecombe Circle Elementary/Middle School


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Wholesalers USA


Hampden is truly a magical place during the holidays with the extravagance of the 34th Street lights. On Saturday, November 30th, in conjunction with the lighting ceremony, HeARTwares will host an open house from 5:00-7:00 pm to celebrate its third anniversary. Come to HeARTwares to enjoy light refreshments, holiday shopping, and the opportunity to participate in a community art project.  

The Art of Cheese Making Returns!


Due to popular demand, Caputo Brothers Creamery will hold a second mozzarella making workshop at HeARTwares on Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30-8:00 pm. For only $40 per person, owner Rynn Caputo will show guests the art of stretching curd into fresh mozzarella. Click here for more information and to register for the class. 

Crossroads Gallery


Art with a Heart is thrilled to be programming this year at The Crossroads School. In just three short months, eager students have created an abundance of art that now fills the "Crossroads Gallery."

A painted self-portrait, decorative paper mach� stars, the Gallery, and a large tree mural are just a few of the many creations that fill the walls and halls of The Crossroads School. 

Mayor's Reading Club


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently initiated The Mayor's Reading Club to improve the number of third grade students reading at proficient levels. The Club was launched this month in nine schools, including The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation's Baltimore Library Project schools. As a partner of the Baltimore Library Project, Art with a Heart created an art curriculum and facilitated workshops around this month's required reading, Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel, and its anti-bullying themes. Students created Alexander Calder inspired mobiles comprised of paper mach� "sticks and stones" with handwritten messages of friendship, hope, and kindness.

Students from Arlington Elementary/Middle School and Callaway Elementary School read Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel and created paper mach� "sticks and stones" with positive, handwritten anti-bullying messages.

C�zanne Landscapes


Students in Art with a Heart's 5th grade class at Woodhome Elementary/Middle School learned about artist, Paul Czanne and then created pastel and watercolor landscapes inspired by his work.


Lakeland Features Art


School administrators at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School asked Art with a Heart 7th and 8th grade students to create an inspired piece of art to brighten the entrance to the school. Students worked together to create a 3'x3' mandala that recognized many of Lakeland's community partners.


Power in Dirt


When a community garden was accidentally mowed over by City workers, Power in Dirt, an organization that turns vacant lots into green and open space, stepped up to make sure this would never happen again. On November 9th, a sign-making event was held and Art with a Heart was an enthusiastic partner, donating supplies and working with Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape students and community volunteers to create 40 vibrant signs for existing gardens in and around the City.

Ashkemore Tree Progress
During November, Art with a Heart continued its "gardening" of the "Ashkemore" tree. Thank you to the many volunteers that joined us this month to help Art with a Heart grow the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership tree: The Associated Women, Carmelo Anthony Youth Development CenterChildren of Incarcerated Parents (CHIP) Mentoring Program, Elijah Cummings Youth Program, IMPACT: The Young Adult Division of The Associated, Jewish Volunteer Connection, and Weinberg Village.
Metro Centre Community Project


On November 6th, Art with a Heart participated in the Fall Arts Market at the new Metro Centre at Owings Mills. During the event, Art with a Heart facilitated a community project with attendees. When completed, the final community created art piece will be displayed in a public location at Metro Centre. Stay tuned for photos of the finished product.

Art with a Heart staff and volunteers prepare to work with guests on a community art project at the Fall Arts Market.
Friends School of Baltimore Quaker Community Day

Upper school students from Friends School completed a day of service at Art with a Heart as part of their Quaker Community Day. The students worked with Art with a Heart's interns from City Neighbors High School and Academy for College and Career Exploration to create holiday art pieces to raise funds for Art with a Heart. Thank you Friends School for all your help and support!
Nearly 40 Friends School students came to Art with a Heart to give back to their community through their school's Quaker Community Day.

Thank You to Daltile


A special thank you to Daltile for its recent, ABUNDANT donation of tile. We are grateful for Daltile's continuing kindness and support! 

Volunteer Spotlight
Meredith volunteers at a community event to help a student create a collaborative heart piece for Edgecombe Circle Elementary/Middle School.


Meredith is an active, involved volunteer sharing her time with us each Friday afternoon and at numerous community events and workshops. It is easy to forget that Meredith is only a senior at Towson High School because of her concern and compassion towards the populations we serve. Thank you Meredith for all you are and all you do to help Art with a Heart.


If you are interested in volunteering at Art with a Heart, please contact Jenny at

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Stools


Art with a Heart worked with seven Youth Ambassadors from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to create personalized stools for JDRF's recent gala. The stools were auctioned, and raised $1,700 for JDRF! Congratulations to Chase, Ellie, Emily, Jack, Kiara, and Maura for this wonderful accomplishment.

Featured Items at HeARTwares
Rolled Magazine Ornaments
Students and volunteers created these unique ornaments by rolling pages of recycled magazines.
Glass Gem Lamps


Each lamp was carefully designed and created by students in Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program. Thank you to Wholesalers USA for donating the gems!

2014 Desk Calendars 


The Art with a Heart 2014 desk calendar is now available for purchase at HeARTwares. Each month features a creative and colorful piece of art created by Art with a Heart students.






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.