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Expand your creativity in one of our innovative art classes for youth ages 5 and up!

Kennedy Heights Arts Center strives to make arts accessible to everyone. Sliding scale fees available for those in financial need. Click here to download an application.

All participants need to complete and submit an Emergency Contact and Photo Release.

 

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Create @ the Kennedy!

Summer Art Camps 2017

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

This summer, delve into some creative art-making at Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Join in the fun by participating in one of our art camps for youth ages 5-16. Leadership opportunities are available for high school students (ages 14 and up) as camp volunteers. Click HERE for more information about our volunteer program.

We offer a variety of one-week camps for youth exploring visual arts, dance, music, video/digital media and theatre. Each camp runs from 9:30am to 2:30pm daily. Extended care is available for all camps from 8:30 – 9:30am and 2:30 – 5:30pm for a fee of $10 per day/per child.

Kennedy Heights Arts Center strives to make arts accessible to everyone. Sliding scale fees available for those in financial need. Click here to download an application. Please CALL us at 513-631-4278 to register over the phone if you are using Financial Assistance. 

All participants need to complete and submit an Emergency Contact and Photo Release.

CLICK HERE to download a complete list of ALL dates and ALL camp descriptions. 

  • Extended Care

    • June 5, 2017 8:30 am - August 11, 2017 5:30 pm

    Extended Care is available for all camps from 8:30 – 9:30am and from 2:30 – 5:30pm daily for a fee of $10 per day/per student.  Students will enjoy supervised indoor and outdoor games, movies and a snack. Select the number of days..

  • Around the World in 5 Days

    • July 24, 2017 9:30 am - July 28, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. Let’s traverse the globe in this week’s getaway and learn how different cultures make art! Campers will create a wide variety of visual art pieces inspired by their “trips” to a different country each day – from New Zealand to Mexico...

  • Camera Magic

    • July 24, 2017 9:30 am - July 28, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. Learn to make a pinhole camera from a simple box and develop your pictures in KHAC’s very own darkroom. Then, we’ll use digital photos to make unique artworks. **Campers must provide their own digital camera or camera phone** Instructor: Natalie Hager

  • Superhero Movie Camp

    • July 24, 2017 9:30 am - July 28, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 11-13. Suit up – we need your help! Campers will work together as a film crew team to create a Superhero Movie – everything from story writing, acting, props, filming, and editing. We’ll also get some special effects help by working with..

  • Movers and Shakers

    • July 31, 2017 9:30 am - August 4, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. We will be drumming up a ton of fun in this up-beat, hands-on camp. Learn to make and play your own musical instrument – and jump, run and move to the rhythms you create. Together, we will explore and develop timing,..

  • Artist Trading Cards

    • July 31, 2017 9:30 am - August 4, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-13. Artist Trading Cards are 2.5″ x 3.5″ mini works of art, and are super fun to create! Using mixed media techniques with stencils, hand-stitching, paint, markers, stamps, colorful papers, and more, campers will fill a trading card binder with unique art..

  • Scary Movie

    • July 31, 2017 9:30 am - August 4, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 11-13. What’s going bump in the night? Put your imagination to work and create a suspenseful film with your fellow campers. Learn about pre-filming necessities like storyboards and screenwriting, what goes on during production days, and how to edit what you capture..

  • Bust a Move: Creative Dance Camp

    • August 7, 2017 9:30 am - August 11, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-9. Let’s use our imaginations to come up with some awesome, crazy dance moves. Campers will twist, shake, stomp and turn and use various props to express themselves. Be ready to move and explore and create your own way of dancing! Dances..

  • Out of the Box

    • August 7, 2017 9:30 am - August 11, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. Upcycle your creativity! This camp will stretch your imagination to create fantastic original works of art and musical instruments out of boxes and recycled/repurposed materials. Instructor: Scrap It Up! (Mindy Burger, Mary Lennard & Amy Dennison)

  • Smartphone Photo

    • August 7, 2017 9:30 am - August 11, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 11-16. Whether your camera is an iPod, iPhone or iPad, you’ll learn pro tips to bring back amazing photographs of your adventures – from your PHONE!?! In this camp, you’ll learn technical skills and how to use Malinda’s favorite apps for both..

  • Adult and Teen Classes

    Expand your creativity in one of our innovative art classes! Learn something new, or brush up your skills with an old favorite.

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center strives to make arts accessible to everyone. Sliding scale fees available for those in financial need. Click here to download an application.

    All participants need to complete and submit an Emergency Contact and Photo Release.

     

  • Smartphone Photo

    • August 7, 2017 9:30 am - August 11, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 11-16. Whether your camera is an iPod, iPhone or iPad, you’ll learn pro tips to bring back amazing photographs of your adventures – from your PHONE!?! In this camp, you’ll learn technical skills and how to use Malinda’s favorite apps for both..

  • Adult Home Ec: Mocktails with a Punch!

    • August 7, 2017 7:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult. The art of mixing a good drink does NOT necessarily mean booze has to be involved. Looking for an exciting new beverage to refresh your palate and excite your tastebuds? We’ll learn about making a balanced beverage and we’ll..

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    Artist-in-Residence

    For four weeks each spring, Kennedy Heights Arts Center hosts an Artist-in-Residence with support from the Ohio Arts Council. This program connects communities with accomplished Ohio visual and performing artists in a range of disciplines.

    We are excited to welcome Joshua Brown from Inlet Dance Company (Cleveland, OH) as our 2017 Artist-in-Residence! The residency will run from April 4th – April 29th.  All activities are free thanks to support from the Ohio Arts Council and Kennedy Heights Community Council.

    Join us for a Welcoming Reception and Performance by Inlet Dance Theatre on Saturday, March 18th starting at 7:00pm. This event will be held at the KHAC Lindner Annex (corner of Kennedy Ave & Montgomery Rd).

    josh_square Joshua Brown graduated with a BA in Theatre Education and a Dance Minor at Ohio Wesleyan University and then joined Inlet in 2004. In 2007 Josh was promoted to Company Member. Joshua is the lead instructor for Ohio Arts Council residencies in their Artist in Residence Program, and engages in the collaborative building of Inlet’s repertory.  In 2008 Josh experienced the glorious privilege to travel with Inlet to Easter Island to learn, perform, teach, and exchange culture as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s International Artist Exchange Program.  In 2014 Joshua was awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship through the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, supported by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    During the residency, Joshua will collaborate with a wide range of participants to engage us in movement, build new relationships, and emphasize new appreciation and understanding of modern dance. One of our primary goals is to help build confidence in our participants, and to encourage their expression through dance and movement. Dance can be a means to developing self discipline, teamwork, body awareness, physical fitness and self confidence. Embrace the JOY of dancing – everyone can do it! 

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    Register for Free Classes with Josh

    Opportunities are open for youth and adults of ALL AGES & ABILITIES. No dance experience necessary or required! Join the fun. Our Core Group this year, who will work more frequently with the artist, is ADULTS (18+). Please call us at 513-631-4278 with any questions. 

    Participation is FREE, but Registration is REQUIRED – Space is limited!

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    Outreach Programs

    We believe that the arts are for everyone. Kennedy Heights Arts Center provides a range of outreach programs that bring the arts out into the community. The goal of these programs is to provide access to high-quality arts education for everyone regardless of economic circumstance.

    Our experienced team of arts educators offer ongoing classes as well as one-time programs in schools, libraries, community centers, group homes and other community settings. Some locations include:

    • Pleasant Ridge Montessori
    • Silverton Paideia Academy
    • Woodford Paideia School
    • Academy of World Languages
    • Talbert House
    • Cincinnati Public Libraries

    For more information about participating in one of these outreach programs or about how you can bring Kennedy Heights Arts Center to your organization, please contact our Arts Education Coordinator.

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    Kennedy Heights Arts Center, in partnership with PAR-Projects, will soon offer a range of classes for adults and youth in digital media creation, including: video, photography, animation, graphic design and web design. Programs will be starting soon.

    For more information, contact Ellen Muse-Lindeman

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    • Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
    • Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
    • Closed Sunday - Monday