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Posts Tagged ‘Kid’s Creativity’

Fond Farewells and New Beginnings

December 29th, 2016.

It’s hard to believe, but this is my last week at Art with Heart before I transition into my next chapter. It’s been an incredible two decades, and I’ve treasured the opportunity to partner with you to help so many young hearts. If you’re a new friend to Art with Heart, welcome! What a great[…read more…]

Big emotions come in small packages; anyone who knows a toddler can attest to that. This fall, when I brought my daughter Lucy to preschool, I noticed a chart posted just inside the door: four rectangles in basic colors were captioned with “How Am I Feeling?” What I didn’t realize was that this would become one[…read more…]

Stones for Peace at Navos

December 12th, 2016.

When Sally, one of Art with Heart’s program coordinators, tells people she’s running a program at Navos Behavioral Health, she says that she watches their eyes go big, or their eyebrows fly up in surprise. She says that they comment about how difficult that must be. It’s easy to understand why people might respond this[…read more…]

If you know one thing about nonprofits, it’s that our priorities shift according to the needs of the people we’re serving, and sometimes that means putting a big project on hold and coming back to it later. We’re very excited to be picking up the Magnificent Marvelous Me! Leader’s Companion right where we left off.[…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…]

  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…]

Welcome to Draw It Out Training

August 26th, 2016.

Let me set the scene for you: On September 15th, at 8:30 in the morning, in an otherwise clinical room, you see a translucent green bowl filled with markers, glue, glitter pens, and Post-it flags. At each chair is a beautiful copy of Draw It Out, a workbook for kids you’ve heard about from a[…read more…]

If you’re going to play goalie, you’ve gotta be willing to take a few dives. You have to be tenacious and bold, ready to turn on a dime and prepared to endure the occasional pummeling. Luckily, Justin Willingham knows a thing or two about resilience. At the beginning of Magnificent Marvelous Me! club at Roxhill[…read more…]

We know creative expression can help us work through tough emotions, but nobody wants to be stuck with the same blank paper and crayons every day. If art supplies and limited time make Pinterest boards seem out of reach for you, try these great techniques that will deepen the experience for children without adding much[…read more…]

A few months ago, a woman named Peggy reached out to us from Seattle Central Community College. She was teaching a class on grief and loss, and asked if we would speak at one of her lectures. As Art with Heart’s resident therapist, the inquiry was forwarded to me. At first, I was hesitant: I’m used[…read more…]