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Posts Tagged ‘Programs’

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…]

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…]

There are so many different ways creativity can be expressed. In the past few weeks, I’ve seen how our programs can cultivate children’s imaginations and allow them to create work to help them through hardship. Seeing what these young artists created at Roxhill Elementary School and Ryther Child Center art showcases was a wonderful experience. At[…read more…]

At the beginning of Draw It Out club at Van Asselt Elementary, many kids wanted out. They were hesitant to share their thoughts after completing pages from the book or creative expression activities, and they had trouble building trust. These students have difficulties in social situations or with emotional regulation, and they showed their reluctance[…read more…]

Hello blogosphere! I’m Erica, Art with Heart’s new communications specialist. I spend most days writing blogs, interviewing people who use our therapeutic tools, and posting on social media. I love grammar and I love words, but more than both of these, I love knowing that the work that I do benefits kids. As a newcomer[…read more…]

Sparkles & Smiles

July 7th, 2014.

Art with Heart led a creative expression workshop using Draw It Out with the kiddos of Camp Sparkle at Gilda’s Club Seattle. Each child attending Camp Sparkle’s important grief camp has been impacted by cancer. Art with Heart was honored to volunteer their time to such a fun group of kids! Here are some highlights from the week…

Art with Heart Program Manager Nancy Stillger presented at the Community Round Table for Washington state cities of Chelan and Manson this month. The cities are dealing with several issues including socioeconomic divides, teen pregnancies, a transitory migrant population, and loss. In facing these challenges, Art with Heart was invited to share more about using[…read more…]

My name is Hilary Nyberg, and I’m excited to join Art with Heart as the new Office Intern! I recently graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in both Dance and Communication. Beyond my time at UW, my passions and experiences range from working with kids of all ages, to being an active[…read more…]

Two New DIO Pilots Underway

February 20th, 2014.

This week Art with Heart added two new mini pilots to the Draw It Out program roster. While we’re hard at work finishing our new Draw It Out curriculum, our community partners have been integral in helping us test out the activities and lessons from our curriculum. Program coordinator, Katie Choate, visited a family connected to[…read more…]

Farewell to One of Our Favorites!

February 18th, 2014.

One of our original volunteers for the Magnificent Marvelous Me Club (MMMe) will be leaving us after a year and a half of volunteering with the same group of kids! Molly McMonagle led a group of twelve third through fifth graders in the MMMe Club at a local elementary school. She was in charge of[…read more…]