July 2013
Shop & Bop
Art with a Heart Reaches 1,000 "Likes!"
Teacher Art Show
UMCH Installed Mosaic
Maryland Family Network
Board of Child Care
Opening the Gates
Volunteer Spotlight
Creative Kids
SJP Stop Motion Video
Patterson Park Rec Center
New 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@artwithaheart.net.



The Gathering


Join us for future summer/fall Gatherings at The Castle at Keswick: 


August 2, 2013  

September 13, 2013

October 11, 2013




Connect with us! 


Read the Archives!


Join our Mailing List!



Follow-up Links


Art with a Heart


Shop & Bop


The Gathering


Facebook page


St. Elizabeth School


University of Maryland Medical Center


Maryland Family Network






Board of Child Care


Opening the Gates


Hampden Family Center


Creative Kids Baltimore


Paul's Place, Inc.


Gustav Klimt

Shop & Bop


Join us on Friday, August 2nd from 5:00-10:00 pm at the Castle at Keswick for Shop & Bop, as we celebrate our Summer Job Program students and showcase their artistic creations! Dine out with Baltimore's famous food trucks, jive to live music, sip on summer cocktails, and of course, SHOP unique artwork create by our students and volunteers at HeARTwares! 

Art with a Heart Reaches 1,000 "Likes"


This month, Art with a Heart surpassed 1,000 "likes" on Facebook! If you haven't already done so, please LIKE our page, share it with your friends and family, and engage in the creative happenings at Art with a Heart and HeARTwares.

Thank you created by Trevi, an Art with a Heart service learning student from St. Elizabeth School.
Save the Date: Teacher Art Show


Guests peruse our teacher's artwork while mingling with other supporters and enjoying refreshments.

Each year, Art with a Heart hosts a Teacher Art Show to honor and exhibit the talent of the individuals that compassionately nurture, educate, and inspire our students. Please join us on Sunday, October 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm for our fourth annual Teacher Art Show. The artwork will be for sale, with 25% of the proceeds benefitting Art with a Heart. 


University of Maryland Children's Hospital Mosaic is Installed!


After many months of community workshops with University of Maryland Medical Center staff members, administrators, patients, and volunteers, we are pleased to announce that this 10'x9' mosaic mural has been installed in the waiting room of the Pediatric Emergency Department. Thank you to all those individuals who helped to make this breathtaking mosaic a reality!

Maryland Family Network Teambuilding at HeARTwares

For two days, staff members and administrators from Maryland Family Network came to HeARTwares for team building workshops. Art with a Heart engaged the group in the creation of individual 8"x8" mosaics that will be transformed into a 4'x6' mosaic "quilt" to be permanently installed in the entrance of Maryland Family Network's office.

Maryland Family Network staff participated in a two day workshop at HeARTwares. Interested in hosting your next work or social event at HeARTwares? Contact christina@artwithaheart for more information.  
Art with a Heart Works with Youth from CHIP
For their first day of summer camp, students in the Alternative Directions Children of Incarcerated Parents (CHIP) Mentoring Program arrived at HeARTwares for a day of service. The students created mixed media, sculptural hearts. When the project was finished, the students processed the concept of community service and helping others. One student yelled, "It makes you feel good all over!" Art with a Heart assembled the individual hearts into one community piece that has been donated to the Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center. 
A lively bunch of youth from the CHIP Mentoring Program spent a day of service at Art with a Heart. The collaborative heart piece was donated to Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center (bottom left).
Board of Child Care

Last week, as an alternative to the heat wave, nine young men from the Board of Child Care spent the afternoon at Art with a Heart. They cut glass and created unique geometric mirrors that will be displayed and sold at HeARTwares. 

1963 Opening the Gates
Art with a Heart worked with attendees at the 1963 Opening the Gates celebration at Gwynn Oak Park. Guests created a community piece for the Woodlawn Senior Center. Each participant created a tag with their name to symbolize their support of the park and its history.

Volunteer Spotlight
Jodi (left) assists at the Maryland Family Network workshops.
Jodi worked with Art with a Heart several years ago to design centerpieces for her Bat Mitzvah. She recently came back to us with a strong passion for Art with a Heart and to help her community. Jodi now volunteers in an Art with a Heart classroom at the Hampden Family Center, helps twice a week at the office, and has worked at several community events. Thank you Jodi for always having Art with a Heart in your mind; we are grateful for your compassion and uplifting spirit!  
Creative Kids 

For four summers, Art with a Heart has worked with Creative Kids Baltimore. Each year, there is a specific theme and focus of the students' projects. This summer's theme is "systems." Below, students in Art with a Heart classes learned to make molds and pour plaster to create "fossils." Students also sculpted their own key from clay to unlock mysteries and open new doors.

Summer Job Program Stop Motion Video

Students in Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program at Paul's Place, Inc. designed traveling story tins with sea, space, farm, and beach themes. One student helped to create a stop motion video from his outer space tin.

Patterson Park Rec Center Whimsical Trees
Patterson Park Rec Center joins Art with a Heart as a new community partner. Recently, elementary age students were taught about artist Gustav Klimt and his tree paintings. Students then created tree sculptures, with wire and tissue paper, inspired by the Klimt paintings.

New Items at HeARTwares

Our talented Summer Job Program students have created new items to sell at HeARTwares!

Top row: Found Object Wind Chimes; Portable Game Tins 
Middle row: Tissue Confetti Watering Cans; Pop Art Trash Cans
Bottom row: Artist Inspired Children's Table and Chairs (Vincent Van Gogh)




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.