February 2014
Happy Anniversary to US!
Annual Fundraiser
Library Book Drive
Thank You Wholesalers USA
Second Annual Staff Post Holiday-Holiday Party
Board of Childcare
Restoration Gardens Sculptures
Goodwill Students Visit HeARTwares
New Programming Partners
Supply Needs
New Song Collaborative Mosaic Mural
Weinberg Village
Krieger Schechter Learning Festival
The Ashkemore Tree
Volunteer Spotlight
A Creative Night Out
Featured Items at HeARTwares

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.


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Art with a Heart


The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation


Baltimore Library Project


Donate to the Book Drive



Book Drive Collection Bins


Wholesalers USA, Inc.


Board of Childcare


Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake


Guilford Elementary/Middle School


Lakeland Elementary/Middle School


Alliance, Inc.


Supply needs


New Song Community Learning Center/New Song Academy


The LEADERship


Sandtown Habitat for Humanity

Weinberg Village



Krieger Schechter Day School


Enoch Pratt Library Central Branch







A Creative Day Out


Happy Anniversary to US!

On March 1st, Art with a Heart will be 14 years old and it is every bit the adolescent: determined and unrelenting in its mission. Art with a Heart acknowledges with heartfelt gratitude the partnerships, collaborations, and generous community support that have helped it to proudly reach this milestone.

Don't be sad, it is not over.... It is just later!


Art with a Heart's annual fundraiser, Home is Where the HeART is, is moving to the fall. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 11th from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Library Book Drive


The Baltimore Library Project hosts an annual community-wide Book Drive through the month of March in order to collect new, hard covered books for children ages 3-14. 
As a partner of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation's Baltimore Library Project, Art with a Heart encourages everyone to visit the Project's website to locate a collection bin near you, or donate online.
Thank You to Wholesalers USA, Inc.

A GIGANTIC thank you to Gary, Linda, and the entire crew at Wholesalers USA, Inc. for the generous donation of glass beads and tile (a/k/a treasure to Art with a Heart). All of the donated items will be used in Art with a Heart classes and community projects. We are so grateful for the kindness and support of the entire Wholesalers USA team. Thank you! 



Second Annual Staff Post Holiday-Holiday Party

For the second year, Art with a Heart held its post holiday-holiday party for all of its teachers and assistants. Everyone had a great time bowling, eating, and chatting. In fact, the event was so well received that several of the teachers requested the party twice a year... a post-post holiday-holiday party!

Happy Chinese New Year from Board of Childcare 


Art with a Heart began programming this month with residents of the Board of Childcare. Participants learned about the Chinese New Year (January 31st) and used pastels and watercolors to create Chinese dragons.

Restoration Gardens Creature Sculptures


In their Art with a Heart classes during the month of February, residents of Restoration Gardens created colorful and imaginative mixed media sculptures using recycled and found objects. 






Goodwill Students Visit HeARTwares


Each semester, students in Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake's Youth Merchandising Training spend a day at HeARTwares. During their visit, students learn about Art with a Heart's mission, community commitment, and its social enterprise/retail store.

Goodwill students help with Art with a Heart's Valentine's Day fundraiser.
New Programming Partners


Art with a Heart welcomes Guilford Elementary/Middle School as a new programming partner and is delighted to begin an after-school art program at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School. Art with a Heart is also excited to be returning to Alliance, Inc. for evening classes. We look forward to these new programming partnerships and expanded collaborations. 

Supply Needs... Please Help!

As Art with a Heart's programs grow, so does its supply needs. Please consider making a donation of new adult scissors, pencils, sharpies, paintbrushes, glue sticks, and/or used CD's. We go through these items quickly and any help is greatly appreciated. 
If you have any questions, please call Hillary at 410-366-8886 or email at hillary@artwithaheart.net.
New Song Collaborative Mosaic Mural


Art with a Heart is proud to be facilitating a collaborative mosaic project to beautify and enhance New Song Community Learning Center/New Song Academy in the Sandtown-Winchester community. The 16'x12' mosaic will be completed by hundreds of community volunteers, including the students and staff of New Song Community Learning Center/New Song Academy, alumni of The LEADERship, and members of Sandtown Habitat for Humanity.

Weinberg Village Mosaic 


Art with a Heart has been working with residents of Weinberg Village on a 5'x3' mosaic for installation in the caf´┐Ż of Building V. Residents of all ages (the oldest was 96!) were excited to try something new and to be part of the community working on the project.  All had a great time and the mosaic is looking wonderful! Stay tuned for pictures of the completed project.



On February 22nd, Art with a Heart welcomed girls from Seven2Twelve, Inc., and their families, for an afternoon of bonding, community building, confidence boosting, and oh, yeah... art! The girls and their families created Japanese koi marker and watercolor drawings to symbolize strength and perseverance. Everyone left the program with big smiles and a new found sense of their own creativity. We look forward to hosting this wonderful group again soon!

Krieger Schechter Learning Festival


On February 11th, Art with a Heart participated in Krieger Schechter Day School's Learning Festival. In an effort to add an artistic and creative approach to this year's "survival" theme, Art with a Heart taught students a simple weaving technique with yarn and sticks. Students also learned about uses for weaving throughout history and in current culture. Each individual weaving is being stitched together into a large, community art piece for display in the school.

The Ashkemore Tree is on the Move!


In February, the Ashkemore tree was moved from the Owings Mills JCC to the Central Hall of the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. The tree looks beautiful in its new home and got a warm reception from library visitors. The Ashkemore tree will be on exhibit at Enoch Pratt until the end of March.

Volunteer Spotlight


Kendra works with children at artSPEAKS.

Kendra, a senior at Roland Park Country School, has been an Art with a Heart volunteer since 2012. Kendra exhibits patience, thoughtfulness, and kindness towards everyone she meets, and is consistently positive and proactive. Thank you Kendra for lending Art with a Heart your time and talent.

"A Creative Night Out" Was a Success!

Despite the interference of February's snow, "A Creative Night Out," was a great success! Once rescheduled, participants enthusiastically created beautiful heart mosaics. If you were unable to attend this night out, please consider joining us for a Creative Day Out on April 12th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., to make your very own unique mosaic house number. Art with a Heart will furnish all materials, plus light refreshments. Must be 21 or older to participate. No experience necessary!

Featured Items at HeARTwares

This month, the creations of Art with a Heart students in Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake's Youth Merchandising Training are highlighted:


Beaded Salad Utensils


Students beaded these salad utensils with personalized designs and colors. These utensils make great gifts for any occasion.




Rolled Magazine Mirror 


Using recycled magazines, students rolled individual pages to create these wonderful mirrors. Great for home or office!




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.