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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…]

Children at Van Asselt gravitated toward him and readily shared experiences and emotions. When we met David Henning last winter, we knew he was something special. His easy rapport with children and enthusiasm always left us smiling, and we weren’t alone. Children at Van Asselt gravitated toward him and readily shared experiences and emotions. Last[…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…]

“Children facing grief commonly experience “magical thinking,” that can impact them negatively.” When three year old Brian shut the door just as his older brother Luke’s head collided with the knob, he didn’t realize what the result would be. Shortly thereafter, Luke was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It wasn’t until after he died, three[…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…]