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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…]

“Art with Heart helped her know that her art was not just art, it was connected to her emotions. That will stay with her for her whole life.” Dena Frandsen has been a friend to Art with Heart for almost two decades. She’s been an advisor as we’ve grown from holding self-portrait workshops with homeless[…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…]

We are thrilled to be sending the Magnificent Marvelous Me! Leader’s Companion to press! We’ve demystified the process of putting our curriculum together and we’re giving you a sneak peek of the design, too. Look for this Leader’s Companion on our online store this summer, where you can purchase it in a bundle with ten copies of[…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…]

“Megan lit up every room,” Maddie said, but expressing her creativity was when she truly shone. All of Megan Pizzitola’s girlfriends wore hot pink to her funeral. “She would have hated black,” one of her best friends, Maddie Freiberg said. And Maddie would know—they’d been friends since their freshman year of high school. Over the[…read more…]

When Kerri Steele and her children were grieving, a friend recommended Draw It Out to help the children remember their father and keep their memories close. When Kerri Steele and her children were grieving, a friend recommended Draw It Out to help the children remember their father and keep their memories close. Over time, she became the[…read more…]

Art with Heart Program FAQs

February 6th, 2017.

Are you starting an Art with Heart program at your organization? Or running into some questions as you get your program going? We recommend that you purchase a Leader’s Companion if you don’t have one already, but we also hope that this FAQ can help you move things along. Have a question we haven’t addressed[…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…]