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Posts Tagged ‘Ink About It’

“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…]

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…]

Before ten-year-old “Amina” got a copy of Ink About It, school counselor Laura Bermes said, “She’d hold her hands around her throat during recess as if she was drowning. She’d bite the inside of her cheeks until she bled.” Amina’s father had died several years before in an accident, and Amina was given only one[…read more…]

Ink About It in Ontario

December 2nd, 2013.

Today we received a letter from Samantha C. of Ontario who received customized Ink About It therapeutic books from Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada recently to use with the children she serves, who she describes as “dealing with suffering from various mental health disorders.” She wrote: “This book helped me give activities, support and guide[…read more…]

Art Helps Break the Ice

November 26th, 2013.

Art with Heart’s local programs are on a roll, and the momentum just keeps building! After a successful summer “mini program” at Neighborhood House in West Seattle, Art with Heart was invited to continue the Ink About It Club into the fall. It’s become part of their YELS (also known as their Youth Empowered with[…read more…]

Art with Heart’s programs are on a roll, and the momentum just keeps building! After a successful summer “mini program”, Art with Heart was invited to continue the Ink About It Club into the fall. And so, several girls from neighboring middle schools get together every Monday for two hours of social and emotional learning[…read more…]

Camp Korey Kids Benefit

September 4th, 2013.

Recently, Art with Heart and Camp Korey created a special partnership to bring our books to the children they serve. Camp Korey is part of the SeriousFun Children’s Network (formerly The Hole in the Wall Gang, founded by Paul Newman) whose mission is to honor the courage, strength, and determination of children living with serious and[…read more…]

While students and teachers spend the summer months relaxing and enjoying their free time, the program staff at Art with Heart couldn’t be busier! In July alone, we ran 5 pilot programs which helped close to 100 students ages 5-17 use creative expression to develop their sense of self-identity and self-respect. Locations ranged from Renton[…read more…]

Recently a counselor at Sound Mental Health in Seattle wrote us to share her successes in using Ink About It, Art with Heart’s book for middle schoolers facing challenges: I currently use this book with 6th grade girls – some are my clients, some are friends of my clients – but all of them have[…read more…]