January 2014
Art with a Heart's Valentine's Day Keepsakes
Have a Creative Night Out at HeARTwares
Featured Products at HeARTwares
MLK Day Collaborative Project
The "Ashkemore" Tree
Beautifying Baltimore and Building Community
Denison Students
Volunteer Spotlight
New Art for the BCPS Board Room
Art Supply Drive
Art with a Heart Teachers are the BEST!
Patterson Park Public Charter School
New Community Partners

Donate to Art with a Heart's Annual Appeal

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 jaime@artwithaheart.net.



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 audrey@artwithaheart.net.


Connect with us! 


Read the Archives!


Join our Mailing List!



Follow-up Links


Art with a Heart




Purchase a Valentine's Day Keepsake


A Creative Night Out Registration


Gallagher Services


Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel


Diller Teen Fellows


Weinberg Place


Woodhome Elementary/Middle School


Baltimore-Ashklon Partnership


Baltimore JCC


Enoch Pratt Library


Chizuk Amuno Congregation


Denison University's BreakAway Group


Krieger Schechter Day School


Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School


The Crossroads School


Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council


Patterson Park Public Charter School


The Baltimore Sun article- Edward Williams


Mountain Manor Treatment Center


INNterim Mural


Crownsville Mural


St. Helena Mural


Marianne Boesky Gallery


TuTTie's Place


Grove Park Elementary/Middle School


The Baltimore Sun - Steven Riddle


Weinberg House


Lakeland Elementary/Middle School

Happy Valentine's Day from Art with a Heart!


Presenting "Hogs & Kisses," Art with a Heart's Valentine's Day keepsake. "Hogs and Kisses" includes a one-of-a-kind piggy bank in a "field" of Hershey kisses. They are perfect for family, friends, co-workers, and teachers!
Stop by HeARTwares Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, or make your purchase online by clicking the button below. 

Have a Creative Night Out at HeARTwares!


Join us on Thursday, February 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm and create a 10" x 10" heart mosaic! Instruction, supplies, wine and lite fare are all provided for only $40 per person! Optional: bring a small keepsake and we'll show you how to incorporate it into your mosaic to create an even more meaningful piece of art. Must be 21 or over to register.  No experience necessary!

To register, purchase online, call Christina at 410-366-2054, or email at christina@artwithaheart.net.


Featured Products at HeARTwares

Bring on Spring!

Here's hoping that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow this year (and we have an early spring)! Featured: handmade confetti watering cans created by students in Art with a Heart's Job Program; recycled, painted paper flowers made by Art with a Heart volunteers; and mosaic leaf stepping stones created by clients of Gallagher Services.


Art with a Heart's 2014 desk calendars are now on sale for just $10.00 each. Stop by HeARTwares to purchase a calendar featuring vibrant artwork by Art with a Heart's students. Another great Valentine's Day gift!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Collaborative Project


In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service, Art with a Heart facilitated a community art project with the Elijah Cummings Youth Program, Baltimore Diller Teen Fellows, Students Taking Action for Change, and residents of Weinberg PlaceVolunteers visually expressed the values taught by Dr. King on recycled wood pieces. Once completed, the vibrant pieces will be installed in the auditorium at Woodhome Elementary/Middle School, an Art with a Heart community partner.


The "Ashkemore" Tree is Re-Rooting!


The "Ashkemore" tree, the symbolic sculpture commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership, was unveiled on December 25th at Community Mitzvah Day, a program at the Park Heights Jewish Community Center. Since then, it has been on exhibit at the Owings Mills Jewish Community Center and, during the month of February, will take "root" in the Central Hall of the Enoch Pratt Library on Cathedral Street in Baltimore City. Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who helped complete this beautiful and meaningful project.
Beautifying Baltimore and Building Community


Members of the Barclay-Greenmount community and the Chizuk Amuno Congregation Gemilut Hasadim committee helped to create inspirational wooden garden posts that will beautify the outdoor area of the Barclay-Greenmount Apartment Residential Services building. 

From Ohio to Baltimore: Students Spend a Week at Art with a Heart


Twelve students from Denison University's BreakAway Group, an alternative winter break program, chose to spend their week doing service with Art with a Heart. The students worked on a variety of projects and experienced the impact Art with a Heart is making in the communities it serves. At the end of the week, one student eloquently wrote about the experience: 


"As we drove around Baltimore, we made time to see some of the murals that you have contributed to the Baltimore community. They are a beautiful juxtaposition to the challenging surroundings and a clear vision of hope and inspiration."


The entire Art with a Heart team thoroughly enjoyed working with the BreakAway Group and we are grateful for their dedication to service and community.

Volunteer Spotlight

In November 2012, Lexi, a sixth grader at
Krieger Schechter Day School, began volunteering at Art with a Heart with her girl scout troop. Now, Lexi is a consistent HeART Helper, arriving at Art with a Heart every Friday with a great attitude and big desire to help! Thank you Lexi for all you do for Art with a Heart and for your dependability and enthusiasm.

Baltimore City Public School Headquarters Gets a Makeover


Artwork from The Crossroads School (top) and Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School (bottom) now adorns the Board Room of the Baltimore City Public School's headquarters.

Since 2011, Art with a Heart has curated the artwork in the Board Room of the Baltimore City Public School's headquarters on North Avenue. Each semester, Art with a Heart changes the exhibit pieces which always showcase the work of students in Art with a Heart classes throughout Baltimore City. This semester, the exceptional artwork from Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School and The Crossroads School are highlighted in the Board Room. 

Art Supply Drive

For the third year, the
Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council continued its tradition of collecting donations of new and gently used art supplies for Art with a Heart. We are so grateful for their thoughtfulness, generosity of the Baltimore community, and the gift of all the wonderful supplies. 

Art with a Heart Teachers are the BEST (and others think so too!)
Edward Williams, an artist and Art with a Heart teacher for the last 12 years, was recently featured in a Baltimore Sun story. We are proud and delighted that Edward continues to share his exceptional talent with Art with a Heart and its students.
Edward Williams teaches at several Art with a Heart sites, including Mountain Manor Treatment Center, Restoration Gardens, and ABC Park. Additionally he has painted murals for Art with a Heart at INNterim Housing Corporation, Adventist Behavioral Heath in Crownsville, and St. Helena Community Center.
 Sean talks with Mera Rubell.
Baltimore Artists + WPA + Mera Rubell = LOVE is an art exhibit, hosted by the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City, and includes works of art by Art with a Heart's very own Sean Fitzpatrick. Sean is another great talent on the Art with a Heart team and we are proud and honored that he shares his talent with students at TuTTie's Place and Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School

Steven's cat poses with his cyanotype works.
Steven Riddle has been an
enthusiastic, fun, and engaging teacher
in Art with a Heart classes for the last few years. Currently, Steven teaches at Grove Park Elementary/Middle School. We were thrilled with Steven's recognition in the Baltimore Sun's entertainment section, Open Houses: Where Baltimore Artists Live and Work (images 15-19). 
Students in Art with a Heart classes are undoubtedly being taught by some of Baltimore's most talented individuals who share a love of community and an abundance of patience and compassion. 
Patterson Park Public Charter School Soars into the New Year


Students in Art with a Heart's first grade class at Patterson Park Public Charter School created resolution birds to "soar" into the New Year.

New Community Partners


Art with a Heart is excited to be programming with the children and youth of ABC Park, Elijah Cummings Youth Program, and a new after-school program at The Crossroads School. We look forward to working with these partners and creating long-lasting collaborations.



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.