Posts Tagged ‘Chill and Spill’

 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…]

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…]

The Pages We Love

November 28th, 2016.

All of my colleagues at Art with Heart are wonderfully creative people with big hearts for children. Each of us came to the organization with the desire to empower kids, and we’ve benefitted right alongside the young lives we’ve worked hard to improve. One of the ways our days are warmed through our work is by[…read more…]

Sera Rogers, Renaissance Woman

October 31st, 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…]

In the South Bronx, kids grow up fast. Jan Moskowitz, who counsels kids in this neighborhood, says that she sees kids who have witnessed violence and been in and out of shelters. They’ve been in foster care and seen family members incarcerated. “Their maturity level is way beyond their emotional development,” Jan says, and part[…read more…]

“Five minutes left,” Annie called out, and everyone worked a little more frenetically, pasting and cutting and adding or moving parts. At our two-day intensive Chill & Spill training, creative expression activities take up a good portion of each day, and participants become deeply invested, myself included. “Noooooo,” I whined, surprised by how much I[…read more…]

Join us for a two-day intensive training which provides a road map for using Chill & Spill, a therapeutic tool for teens coping with trauma. This course prepares participants to help teens facing the pain of trauma using Chill & Spill as their guide. At the end of the training, participants will:  – Understand best practices for utilizing[…read more…]

Connect, Create, Community!

March 22nd, 2016.

I’ve always had a hard time making art in a roomful of strangers. I’m always anxious about what my work will look like, nervous that it’ll be imperfect. It’s no different for children and teens using Chill & Spill or other Art with Heart books. We work to mitigate those feelings of awkwardness and anxiety by[…read more…]

Using Art to Find your Safe Place

February 2nd, 2016.

Most of the time, Dominic’s face appears angry, and he walks around with his jaw and fists clenched out of a seeming constant frustration with life. At just 16 years old, he has had a significantly traumatic life. At a very young age, he was required to work to help support his family, which severely limited his[…read more…]

While I was always well intentioned, my finished products during grade school art class never seemed to resemble what I had envisioned, and often even caused embarrassment in front of my more artistically inclined friends. Emerson said famously that “life is a journey, not a destination.” I think the same can be said for art,[…read more…]