October 2014
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Home is Where the HeART is - Thank You! fundraiser


On October 11th, the Castle at Keswick was transformed into a festive space, filled with rustic accents, warm lights, great food, colorful art, and creative ducks! We thank our sponsors, donors, and guests for making Home is Where the HeART is a great success. Take a moment to enjoy the event video featuring Art with a Heart's exceptional teachers, assistants, and volunteers.


Photos courtesy of Positive Proofs Photography.

Designate Art with a Heart Through United Way Campaigns giving


For those who make charitable contributions through the City, State or Federal campaigns, please consider designating Art with a Heart: Combined Charity Campaign #9842, Maryland Charity Campaign #7113, and Combined Federal Campaign #71071. Your thoughtfulness and generosity always makes us smile!


Baltimore City Public Schools Board Room Exhibit bcps


Since 2011, Art with a Heart has curated the artwork in the Board Room of the Baltimore City Public School's headquarters. This quarter, the wonderful artwork of Art with a Heart students at Grove Park Elementary/Middle School, Collington Square Elementary/Middle School, and TuTTie's Place is being exhibited.


Welcome Scholars, Interns, and Service-Learning Students! welcome


This month, we welcome BridgeEdU Scholars, Tyson and Vreeland to Art with a Heart, along with Adrianna, Chanelle, Christine, Erika, Karena, Lanie, Laura, Morgan, and Tia and from area universities. Additionally, we welcome service-learning students from the Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE), City Neighbors High School and Towson High School. Alexis, Darius, Imani, KaBrea, Onyae, Talula, and Thomas help with programming needs, community events, and public art projects. We are grateful for all their help, enthusiasm, and support.


Interns and Scholars pose with Randi Pupkin after a Q & A lunch with the Executive Director (left), students from City Neighbors High School work to prime a footstool (top right), and ACCE students touch up candle sticks (bottom right).
Baltimore Gas and Electric Beautification Project bge
As a part of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) #ChangeTheWorld Tour, Art with a Heart facilitated a beautification and community engagement project for the Boys & Girls Club of Harford CountyArt with a Heart worked with BGE employees, along with Boys & Girls Club children and staff, to paint six wooden benches that are now vibrant, unique works of functional art. Additionally, Art with a Heart teacher and muralist, Edward Williams, created an inspiring 25'x10' painted mural depicting Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night in the Club's art room.

Read more about the project in this Business Wire article

Six colorful benches and a large, stunning mural now beautify the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County. 
Woodhome Visit wh
Art with a Heart recently installed a large, community project in the auditorium at Woodhome Elementary/Middle School. The painted, repurposed floor board project was a collaboration with teen fellows from the Elijah Cummings Youth Program and the Baltimore Diller program, along with residents of Weinberg Place. In October, several Weinberg Place residents went to Woodhome to view the installation. All expressed great pride in having been a part of this community project and were excited to see their individual painted boards as part of the beautiful collaborative piece.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Stepping Stones jdrf
For the second year, Art with a Heart worked with youth ambassadors from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to create art to be auctioned at JDRF's November 2014 Hope Gala. The youth ambassadors worked together to design and complete four, large stepping stones. We wish these talented youth much luck with their event and the auction. 

Eight youth ambassadors created stepping stones to auction at the November JDRF gala. 
Thank you to October's Service Groups thanks

Thank you to students and faculty from Jemicy School, volunteers from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Child and Community Health Research (CCHR), members of 
Alpha Phi Omega at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and members of Alpha Gamma Delta: Zeta Delta chapter at Towson University for their service this month to Art with a Heart. We are thankful for their time and talent.

Clockwise from top left: Volunteers from Towson's Alpha Gamma Delta, UMBC's Alpha Phi Omega, Johns Hopkins University's CCHR, and Jemicy School all performed days of service this month at Art with a Heart.

Autumn Decorations at Grove Park GP 


To celebrate autumn, second and third grade students in Art with a Heart classes at Grove Park Elementary/Middle School created seasonal artwork to decorate their classroom.

Painted leaf stencils decorate the Art with a Heart classroom at Grove Park Elementary/Middle School. 
Culture, Climate, and Cacti! cacti
Students in Art with a Heart classes at Good Shepherd Services learned about Mexico's culture and climate. Students then created cacti drawings using marker resistance techniques. 

A mother and two children at Gaudenzia had a great time creating illustrations to celebrate Adopt-A-Dog month.
Kind Words from Gaudenzia gdza

Art with a Heart classes at Gaudenzia provide a much needed opportunity for mothers and their children to spend time together while engaging in Art with a Heart's positive, creative, and educational programs. We received the following note from the Art with a Heart teacher at Gaudenzia:

"I've had such great teaching experiences at all my AWAH sites, but especially at Gaudenzia. I think that site is a great place for Art with a Heart programming and so many of the different moms and kids that have come through during my year there have said really positive, appreciative things."

We are delighted the mothers and children value the Art with a Heart classes.
A Creative Day Out - Wire Jewelry creative
Join us Saturday, November 15th at 2:00 pm at HeARTwares for a Wire Jewelry Creative Day Out workshop with Kathleen Manning of Beadazzled. The cost of $40 per person includes light fare, plus instruction and supplies to create your own wire jewelry. No experience necessary! To register, click here

HeARTwares Open House openhouse

On Saturday, November 30th (in conjunction with the holiday festivities of the Miracle on 34th Street) HeARTwares will host an Open House from 5:00-7:00 pm to celebrate its fourth anniversary. Enjoy light refreshments, holiday shopping, a raffle, and the opportunity to participate in a community art project.
New to HeARTwares: The Teacher's Corner corner


At the Open House on November 29th, HeARTwares will launch the "Teacher's Corner," a monthly art exhibit to showcase the artwork of Art with a Heart teachers and assistants. Kate Gomprecht, a longtime Art with a Heart teacher, will be the first teacher to display her work. You can enjoy Kate's work throughout the month of December.


Kate's beautiful flower paintings will be on exhibit throughout December 2014.
Holiday Rentals and Art Parties parties

Looking for a unique venue for your holiday party? HeARTwares is just the place! HeARTwares' vibrant and inspiring atmosphere will bring holiday cheer to any event. Additionally, you can host an Art Party at HeARTwares for you and your friends to create a unique piece of art. Contact Christina Ralls at christina@artwithaheart.net for information.

HeARTwares is a great venue for holiday parties and Art Parties.
Featured Items items

Repurposed concrete blocks were used to make these sturdy and fun bookends. Choose from an array of various bookends depicting famous book covers.

Decoupaged candle holders were created by residents of Gallagher Services. These colorful candle holders can be used with tea lights (as shown) or flipped for taper candles. 

Keep track of engagements in style! Art with a Heart's 2015 desk calendars are filled with vibrant student artwork and make wonderful gifts.


HeARTwares is open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. 

HeARTwares will be closed on November 27th and 28th due to Thanksgiving.

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Art with a Heart conducts approximately 10,000 visual art classes 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. 
3355 Keswick Road, Stable Building Suite 104 | Baltimore, MD 21211