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Art Classes for Youth

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.

 

  • Tailor Made for YOU!

    • Saturdays, 11:00am - 12:30pm, January 28, 2017 11:00 am - March 18, 2017 12:30 pm

    Ages 5 – 12. Want to paint, sculpt, sew, paper mache, do some printmaking, or just create something new each week?  Then this is the class for you!  YOU get to decide what you want to do each week, and your instructor,..

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    Summer Art Camps 2017

    Check back for a complete list of dates and camp descriptions. 

    REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1st, 2017

    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 5-13. 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.

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

     

    No events are currently available for registration, please check back later.

    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.

     

  • Open Studio

    • Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm, January 19, 2017 10:00 am - March 9, 2017 1:00 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. This studio is an open time for artists of all practices and skill level to inspire and create in community with each other. You may be an artist looking to exchange ideas and techniques with fellow artists or ready..

  • Acrylic Painting

    • Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00pm, January 19, 2017 6:00 pm - March 9, 2017 8:00 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Students will learn how to create their very own original acrylic paintings. Instructor Paul Loehle will guide students through the basics of composition, color mixing, how to block in main elements, and how to create various surfaces and textures...

  • Tai Chi for Growth and Harmony

    • Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:30am, January 25, 2017 9:30 am - March 15, 2017 10:30 am

    Ages 12 – Adult. Studies have shown that Tai Chi has benefits for ALL AGES! Break up the work week, and find some relaxation! In this class students will learn a basic short form as well as practice the unique Eight Immortals “Flute” set..

  • Adult Home Ec: Shibori Tie-Dying & Napkin Origami

    • March 6, 2017 7:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult. Tie-dying isn’t just for kids at summer camp – take your skills up a notch and discover the fun (and addictive) art of Japanese shibori dying. We’ll dye cloth napkins, and then learn different ways to fold the..

  • Watercolor Painting

    • Wednesdays, 6:15 - 8:15pm, April 26, 2017 6:15 pm - May 31, 2017 8:15 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. In this course you will discover the “secrets” to working confidently in this medium, so often misunderstood as being too difficult to manage and use effectively. Taught by local artist educator Beth Goldstein, this course is designed for students..

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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 proud to welcome Joshua Brown from Inlet Dance Company (located in Cleveland, OH) as our 2017 Artist-in-Residence! Residency will run from April 1st – April 29th.

    Artist in Residence Welcoming Reception and Preview Dance Performance will be on Saturday, March 18th starting at 7:00pm. This event will be held at the KHAC Lindner Annex (corner of Kennedy Ave & Montgomery Rd).

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    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.

    This year’s residency will focus on Joshua collaborating with a wide range of participants to create a performance that engages people in movement, assists with building new relationships, and emphasizes new appreciation and understanding of the performing arts. 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! 

    Thank you to everyone who participated last year. We look forward to our Artist in Residence program in 2017!

    COMPLETE PARTICIPANT SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION BELOW

    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!

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

  • 7th – 12th Graders

    • Saturdays, 1:30 - 3:00pm, April 1, 2017 1:30 am - April 29, 2017 3:00 pm

    Open to anyone in 7th – 12th grade. Starts on Saturday, April 1st and meets for 4 weeks.  Participation is FREE, but registration is required.  Final Performance to the public on Saturday, April 29th starting at 7pm. 

  • CORE GROUP – Adults

    • Saturdays, Tuesdays Tuesdays & Thursdays , April 1, 2017 11:00 am - April 27, 2017 8:00 pm

    Our Core group for this year’s residency is Adults! This group will be meeting with Joshua more frequently than the other groups, and will have a larger role in shaping the final performance/outcome of this residency project. Remember how it feels to..

  • 4th – 6th Graders

    • Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00pm, April 5, 2017 4:30 pm - April 27, 2017 6:00 pm

    Open to anyone in 4th – 6th grade. Starts on Wednesday, April 5th and meets for 4 weeks.  Participation is FREE, but registration is required.  Final Performance to the public on Saturday, April 29th starting at 7pm. 

  • Homeschool Group

    • Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30am, April 6, 2017 10:00 am - April 27, 2017 11:30 am

    Open to anyone ages 5 – 12 that is currently homeschooled. Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to participate, as well. Starts on Thursday, April 6th and meets for 4 weeks.  Participation is FREE, but registration is required.  Final Performance to the public on Saturday,..

  • Kindergarteners – 3rd Graders

    • Fridays, 4:00 - 5:30pm, April 7, 2017 4:00 pm - April 28, 2017 5:30 pm

    Open to anyone in Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Starts on Friday, April 7th and meets for 4 weeks.  Participation is FREE, but registration is required.  Final Performance to the public on Saturday, April 29th starting at 7pm. 

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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.

    No events are currently available for registration, please check back later.

    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

    No events are currently available for registration, please check back later.

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