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Hey, Nikki here! I’m about to tell you QUITE the story so sit back, relax. This one’s a doozy. Let’s hop into our time machine: It is December 2019 and I’m writing our newest Drama Kidz play. We are still struggling to open our Simcoe studio after a slew of monumental setbacks and teaching classes … Read more

August 23, 2021, Simcoe – Norfolk County seniors are invited to enroll in a new intergenerational arts program at Simcoe’s Art with Heart Studio. The not-for-profit arts education organization is a local leader in offering youth theatre, music, and visual arts programming and mentoring opportunities. Wisdom of My Elders is led by Art with Heart’s … Read more

While the world has paused, locked down, seemingly in some ways “stopped;” behind-the-scenes at Art with Heart Studio has never been busier as we fight to combat the harsh financial fallout of COVID-19. It’s time to get real about how a rural nonprofit youth arts organization stays afloat amid a global pandemic.

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day – Pandemic Postcards In honour of this year’s extra special GIVING TUESDAY, here’s a little glimpse into our non profit arts org versus pandemic story, which was featuredon PBS and Eastlink as part of Making Things Count: Pandemic Postcards, brought to you by the incredible Windecker Road Films and starring … Read more

Every1 Deserves the Chance 2 Get Cre8ive

When I was just a teeny tiny little person, my grandmother put a paintbrush in my hand and told me that whatever I did with it would be beautiful. I believed in myself, because someone believed in me.  When I was in grade 8, I was surprised at my grade eight graduation with an arts … Read more

February 16, 2020, Port Dover ­ – The sudden closure of the Norfolk Arts Centre earlier this month was a shock to Norfolk County’s arts community. The public art gallery, located at the Lynnwood National Historic Site in Simcoe, was a casualty in Norfolk County Council’s efforts to cut municipal spending. Caught in the midst of … Read more

It’s the law of the universe; you think you have everything figured out and life throws you a curveball. What do you do when that happens? You roll with the punches. You take it day by day. You keep your spirits high and remain positive. You do everything we did, but guess what? Just because … Read more

Opportunities emerge from long standing community partnerships It’s been a busy few months at Art With Heart Studio!   Last fall, Art With Heart affirmed their commitment to providing superior arts programming in our community, and became Art With Heart Studio Incorporated, a non-profit organization.   Then, this spring, Art With Heart’s steady growth over … Read more

Art With Heart Studio is GROWING…again! Now in it’s fifth season, Art With Heart studio has provided arts programming for hundreds of Norfolk County residents. From After School Art Skills, Birthday parties and Summer Camps for youth to Drama Kidz for budding actors to acrylic painting workshops for adults, Art With Heart Studio has impacted … Read more

For more than 4 years, Art With Heart studio has provided arts programming for hundreds of Norfolk County residents. From PA Day/March Break and Summer Arts camps for youth to Drama Kidz for budding actors to adult paint nights, Art With Heart Studio has impacted Norfolk County residents in every demographic, from toddlers to grandparents. … Read more