Art with a Heart provides hands-on, interactive, and educational visual arts classes in schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, permanent housing facilities, veteran’s facilities, hospitals, senior facilities, and more.
Founded in 2000, Art with a Heart has experienced steady growth, from four small classes a week to over 14,000 annually, with a proven track record for developing creative initiatives and accessible paths to success for participants. Art with a Heart works to harness the benefits of arts education to cultivate positive, long-lasting changes in the lives of its students and participants, who range in age from four to 104 years old.
An ESSA-approved provider, Art with a Heart provides the teachers, assistants, all necessary materials, and innovative and culturally responsive curricula to engage participants in consistent and comprehensive visual art programming. Teachers and assistants receive Professional Development training and feedback from Art with a Heart’s Program Director and Instructional Developer to ensure the highest quality programs. Weekly evaluations submitted by Art with a Heart’s teachers help to ensure that program goals are being met and that programs are continuously refined to best serve partner organizations.
OUR CORE PROGRAM OFFERINGS
All curricula and programs are customized and tailored to meet each partner organization’s needs and goals. Programs can be scheduled as frequently as five times a week to once a month and are available on weekends.
Art with a Heart is available to provide part-time and/or full-time in-school visual arts programs in public and independent schools. Art with a Heart’s contracted teaching staff provide a consistent and caring presence for students and seamlessly integrate into the school community, providing equitable access to visual art programming that is rigorous and sequential. Art with a Heart is an ESSA-approved vendor with Baltimore City Public Schools.
OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME (OST) AND ADULT PROGRAMMING
Art with a Heart can provide consistent classes for extended periods of time or for a one-time community event. Each program is designed specifically to meet the needs of the partner organization, whether or adults, children, families, aging adults, veterans, those in recovery, or individuals experiencing other life circumstances. Contact us today to learn how Art with a Heart can meet your needs through innovative arts programming.