September 2013
Happy Halloween!
Children's Home Portraits
CHIP Monthly Programming
Upcoming Events
New Song Academy Mosaic
The Partnership Tree Takes Root
A Day of Service at Art with a Heart
Volunteer Spotlight
Fourth Annual Staff Art Show
Making a Difference
Gallagher Services
Holiday Rentals
Community Giving
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


Lakeland Elementary/Middle School 


Grove Park Elementary/Middle School


The Art of Cheese Making


Metro Centre Art Show


Old Masters, Brew Masters


Miracle on 34th Street


The Children's Home






Romero Britto

Art Room Aid Project


New Song Academy




Sandtown-Winchester Habitat for Humanity


Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership


Shalom Baltimore


Moishe House


Repair the World


Johns Hopkins University SOURCE


Jemicy School


Academy for College and Career Exploration




GBC LEADERship magazine article


Gallagher Services




In Watermelon Sugar


Gala Cloths


Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake

Happy Halloween from Art with a Heart's Students!


Third grade students in one of the Art with a Heart's classes at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School created pastel pumpkins after a lesson on shading, saturation, and warm and cool color tones.

Students in Art with a Heart's classes at Grove Park Elementary/Middle School decorated the school with handmade Jack-O'-Lanterns. 
The Children's Home Portraits


Since 2004, Art with a Heart has enjoyed an enduring and meaningful partnership with The Children's Home, a residential care facility for at-risk children and youth. Below are examples of some of the exquisite self-portraits the youth created during a recent Art with a Heart class. 

CHIP Monthly Programming

After a successful summer camp program with students in the Alternative Directions Children of Incarcerated Parents (CHIP) Mentoring Program, Art with a Heart is pleased that the Art with a Heart/CHIP collaboration is continuing. CHIP students returned in October for their first of many monthly sessions.

CHIP students began the evening at Art with a Heart by embellishing pink mustaches in partnership with Lyft, a national ride sharing service recently launched in Baltimore. Later, they created watercolor pumpkins inspired by Romero Britto.

Click on an event for more information. 

New Song Academy Mosaic Mural


In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the the LEADERship and Jan Houbolt's 25 years of service, Art with a Heart, New Song Academy, Sandtown-Winchester Habitat for Humanity, and LEADERship graduates will be creating a 16'x12' mosaic mural to be installed on the facade of New Song Academy. 


The mosaic was launched during the 30th Anniversary Gala of the LEADERship with over 100 attendees placing tiles on the first of six panels. Art with a Heart was proud to participate in this milestone celebration of such an impactful organization and the recognition of Jan Houbolt, one of Baltimore's most dedicated leaders.

Jan Houbolt and Rachel Wohl place the first tiles on the New Song Academy mosaic mural (design pictured on the bottom). Additionally, Art with a Heart created a centerpiece replica of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower for the gala which is now for sale at HeARTwares. For purchase inquiries, please call Christina Ralls at 410-366-8886. 
The "Ashkemore" Partnership Tree Continues to Take Root


With each passing week, the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership tree continues to grow with colorful branches and artistic leaves. Art with a Heart recently worked with several volunteer groups, including members of the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership Committee, Shalom Baltimore, Moishe House, Repair the World, and students from ABC Park.

A Day of Service at Art with a Heart


Art with a Heart is a great place for your group, team, and/or organization to perform a day of service. Recently, students from Johns Hopkins University SOURCE and the Jemicy School dedicated a day of service to Art with a Heart. If you are interested in learning how you can give back to the community through Art with a Heart, email Jenny Hyle at
Above, as a part of their Tri-School Day of Service, students from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health arrange owl mosaics created by students from the Auburn School. Below, students from Jemicy School create maple seed butterflies for the University of Maryland Children's Hospital and grouted the Auburn School owl mosaic.
Volunteer Spotlight
Last year, Dominic became a part of the Art with the Heart family as an Academy for College and Career Exploration intern and then continued his work as a YouthWorks student during our Summer Job Program. Now, Dominic is a freshman at the Community College of Baltimore County, and he still finds time to come and volunteer at Art with a Heart. We are always happy to see Dominic and appreciate his contribution of time and artistic talents. 
Fourth Annual Staff Art Show

On October 27th, guests were treated to more than 60 pieces of diverse artwork created by Art with a Heart's talented teachers, assistants, and volunteers. Thank you to all who attended Art with a Heart's fourth annual Staff Art Show. A special thank you to all our staff who continually share their talent with Art with a Heart's students.
Photographs courtesy of Art with a Heart's Board President, Alton Knight Jr.
Making a Difference

Art with a Heart's Executive Director, Randi Pupkin, was featured in the LEADERSHIP magazine. Please take a moment to read The Difference LEADERs Make
Gallagher Services


HeARTwares recently welcomed back clients from Gallagher Services, a program of Catholic Charities of Baltimore for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The men and women worked with Art with a Heart staff to create marketable works of art, including mosaic stepping stones.

Holiday Rentals

Looking for a unique venue for your holiday party? HeARTwares is just the place! HeARTware' vibrant atmosphere will bring holiday cheer to any event. Please contact Christina Ralls at to book your event today.


Community Giving

Art with a Heart is grateful to have the support of so many individuals and businesses in the community. Thank you to In Watermelon Sugar & Gala Cloths for their recent help and generous donations.

Featured Items at HeARTwares



These unique and innovative masks were created by students in Art with a Heart's Leadership through Art program at Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.

The Hamsa, a sign of protection, also represents power, strength, and beauty.
Purchase a handmade mosaic Hamsa as a
meaningful holiday gift.

2014 Calendars

Always a best seller, Art with a Heart desk calendars are filled with vibrant student artwork. Make sure to grab one... or more! On sale at HeARTwares beginning November 16, 2013. 




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.