Art with Heart’s purpose is to spread the healing power of creative expression to kids facing trauma or adversity. Coming soon, we will be relaunching our website which will serve as a forum for greater connection and inspiration.

We know that evolution and self-expression go hand in hand. As we enter our third decade, we are evolving our brand expression to represent the greater possibility and momentum experienced through partnership. It will be a place where you can read stories of incredible personal growth, experience the impact that your engagement and support have on kids around the world, and connect with others.

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Author: Chelsey Thornton

The Healing Power of Poetry

June 17th, 2017.

“When I looked at your website I immediately was like ‘this is the place that I want to go to’…” Sydney is an extraordinary teenager whose passion for art and knowledge of its ability to act as a healing modality is inspiring. Her own healing journey through art is a testimony of the medium’s capacity to[…read more…]

It’s here! The ink is fresh and the pages are still warm from the printer. The Magnificent Marvelous Me! Leader’s Companion provides a framework to help facilitators create engaged and meaningful moments for kids when using our books in group settings. Our companion and books blend therapeutic principles to promote social and emotional learning skills. Stunning illustrations[…read more…]

A therapeutic book in a child’s first language allows them to have a more meaningful experience. Art with Heart is proud to have donated over 1,000 copies of our Spanish Language Oodles of Doodles to the Seattle Mexican Consulate. This dynamic partnership will distribute free books to children of Mexican and Latin American heritage in Washington[…read more…]

 A serendipitous stroke of the keys and a slew of heartfelt reviews from our community drew Jessica to try Art with Heart’s therapeutic activity books When Jessica Matala moved from a community agency to a private psychology practice in West Virginia, she sought new materials to use with the children she served. A serendipitous stroke[…read more…]

Using Art to Find the Words

January 30th, 2017.

Silence doesn’t always mean an unwillingness to communicate. Silence can also mean the inability to discuss what weighs us down. The classroom is extra quiet as students fidget back and forth looking at each other. Bright eyes fill with excitement and curiosity as they scan the page filled with intricate illustrations on their desks. The[…read more…]

The Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief is focused on supporting grief professionals in a holistic conference experience where grief support providers can come together and discuss the concept of traumatic loss and the types of therapies that have worked for them and their practices. WHEN: Friday, February 24th, 2017 WHERE: Pacific Tower 1200 12th Avenue South Seattle, WA[…read more…]

The Best of Art With Heart 2016

January 2nd, 2017.

This year, Art with Heart has continued many fruitful partnerships with organizations like Childhaven and Friends of Youth. We’ve also gained some very exciting new partners, including Navos Mental Health Solutions and the Highline School District. We’ve trained all of their counselors in Draw It Out, and are looking forward to a spring Chill &[…read more…]