Art with a Heart Offering Home Art Kits for Enrichment While Social Distancing

Nonprofit inspiring community to “Innovate while we Hibernate”

BALTIMORE (Mar. 25, 2020) – Research has found that 45 minutes of creative activity a day significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent. With this in mind, Art with a Heart, Inc. is offering innovative opportunities for creativity while we are quarantined and sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HeART Kits are available for online purchase from the non-profit’s HeARTwares social enterprise retail store. Great for all ages (supervision and guidance needed for ages 10 and younger), the kits include a lesson plan and the materials needed to complete the following projects: Meditation Mandala Stones, Mosaic Penguin Trivets, Watercolor Resist Paintings and Ceramic Platters.

Completion will take anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple hours depending on the project. Additional kits will be available soon including a Funky Flamingo, Mother’s Day Flower Mosaic and Decoupage Votives.

“While we must postpone our in-person art classes due to social distancing, we still want to bring the joys and benefits of visual art into the community. During this time of unprecedented challenges, Art with a Heart is intent on providing creative and convenient opportunities for children and adults to make visual art,” said Founder/Executive Director Randi Pupkin.

The HeART Kits range in price from $12 to $50 with all proceeds being used to support Art with a Heart, its staff, teachers and assistants. They can be purchased at https://shop.artwithaheart.net with options for shipping or curbside pickup from Art with a Heart (3000 Falls Road, Mill No.1 Baltimore, MD 21211).

Founded in 2000, Art with a Heart brings interactive visual arts classes into schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, permanent housing facilities, hospitals, and senior housing facilities. In the last year, the organization provided 12,000+ visual art classes, engaged 4,000+ volunteers, installed 39 public art pieces (for a total of 300 to date), provided 110 students with workforce training and continued to enhance the civic participation of students through its Art of Leadership program. For more information, visit www.artwithaheart.net.