The heART Bag Project is a community service art project led by local MiamiDade Creative Arts teacher/ Founder of Jar of heARTS Elizabeth Hiciano. The heART Bag Project was initiated by her former middle school art class in support of their classmate, who was affected by pediatric cancer. Each bag includes art materials such as crayons, color pencils, coloring books, watercolors and other comfort items to help ease their chemo treatment and hospital stay. Each bag is then tied to a heart balloon. Jar of heARTS believes that balloons have a magical way of lifting a child’s spirit. The project has so far enriched the hearts of over 330 hospitalized children thanks to our community and the Miami Marlins who participated in The heART bag project this past June by helping paint, pack and deliver 150 heART bags to Holtz Children’s Hospital, Sylvester’s pediatric oncology clinic “Alex’s place” and to Jackson’s PPEC. If you and your school, family or business would like to participate in #The heART bag project please email us at info@JarofheARTSfoundation.org
Signature family heART event
Our signature heART event is a very special event where siblings, best friends and family are invited for an afternoon of creative expression with patients. These events promote visitation and serve as a relaxing escape of hospital bedrooms for patients and their families! During these intimate events, participants receive a heart balloon and a special heART bag filled with love! To sponsor and dedicate a heART event in memory of a loved one please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Artist Program
In partnership with Miami’s talented visual and performing artist from Wynwood, local artist are inspired to visit patients to create a collaborative work of art that will be then exhibited at our annual art walk at local children’s hospital near you! For more information on how to participate in our visiting artist program please email email@example.com
Teen heART workshops
In partnership with ColorMotion, childrens hearts will be enriched through creative art workshops. Children will learn how to weave, paint, build, design, draw,create works of art and experiment with other tools and materials. These work shops are guided by certified, local art educators and guaranteed to color their day brighter!
mommy & me paint & play classes
In partnership with Gymboree Play and Music of Kendall, Coral Gables and Palmetto Bay, We offer children and families a 45 minute age appropriate, paint & play class that includes a sensory activity, a special heART project, parachute time, bubbles and more. These classes help exercise the body and minds of toddlers and serve as a time where other families can connect with each other.