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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Is a Child You Love Being Bullied?

November 7, 2016

Bullying can be the toughest experience children face during their years at school. Bullying prevention programs have helped kids feel safe to speak out, but not all kids reveal what they’re going through to parents and loved ones. What do you do if someone you love is being victimized at school? Are you prepared to[…read more…]

Sera Rogers, Renaissance Woman

October 31, 2016

The first time Sera Rogers walked into the Art with Heart office, it was not as a volunteer. Instead, she was working as an interior designer for the architect who helped create our new office four years ago. But when she discovered what we do, she put on her volunteer hat, first facilitating a program[…read more…]

Twenty Years, Five Weeks, One Annual Event

October 24, 2016

From all of us at Art with Heart to all of our fans: thank you. Thank you for your kindness, your generosity, and your warm hearts. Five weeks into my new role as CEO, it was an incredible experience to share a room with so many inspiring people at the Color of Hope Benefit Luncheon.[…read more…]

10 Ways to Help Children Through Divorce

October 17, 2016

Divorce can be tough on kids, but you can help mitigate their pain by listening to their concerns, helping them learn coping skills, and establishing a new routine that works. We hope this list helps—and if you have other advice, we want to hear what’s worked for you! Being honest about divorce and (some of!)[…read more…]

Social Butterflies Find Their Way with Camp Sparkle

October 10, 2016

When asked what superpower they’d like to have, over thirty percent of people say they’d want to read minds. As a therapist, I get it—I’d probably be the most helpful therapist of all time if I always knew what my clients were thinking. This is what was going through my mind during my last day at Camp Sparkle, a[…read more…]

6 Reasons to Attend The Color of Hope on October 18th!

October 3, 2016

  You’ll be a hero to kids facing hardship. When you join us on October 18th, you’ll be helping children overcome trauma through creative expression and turning their pain into possibility.   You’ll hear an inspirational and heartfelt testimonial from a family who has benefited from the work you helped fund. Learn how the Parker[…read more…]

5 Studies Agree: Creative Expression is Good for Your Health

September 26, 2016

Expressive arts therapy is a relatively new concept in our modern health system. And though it is seeing growing popularity in hospitals and among mental health professionals, it still faces skepticism. We want you to know that art works. Here are just a few of the studies that have begun the work of measuring the benefits[…read more…]

Self-Care After Summer: 5 Strategies for Fall Transitions

September 12, 2016

The end of summer can be a difficult time. For many, it means back to school season and an upcoming change in weather. It is often a time of busy schedules and preparations for the end of the year, which always comes in a hurry. It’s important to slow down and take some time for[…read more…]

Help Us Welcome Heidi Durham, Art with Heart’s New CEO!

September 8, 2016

We are delighted to introduce you to Heidi Durham, our brand new CEO. There are so many reasons that we’re excited to work with her, but in the interest of your time, we’re limiting ourselves to just a few comments from our staff. Here are some thoughts from our staff about how inspired we feel[…read more…]

Executive Transition Will Benefit Children Facing Hardship

September 6, 2016

Our devoted founder Steffanie Lorig will be retiring from her position as CEO beginning in mid-September, when she will hand the reins over to new CEO Heidi Durham. During her twenty years as our primary leader, Lorig developed five therapeutic activity books and two accompanying curricula to help children struggling to express themselves after experiencing trauma[…read more…]