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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..

  • Amazing Animals

    • June 5, 2017 9:30 am - June 9, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. Campers will make costumes – including masks, ears, and tails – and imitate the behaviors of different animals. Then, they will become butterflies and undergo the magic transformation of metamorphosis. Explore art making, acting, and science discovery in this fun camp!..

  • Not-So Small Businesses

    • June 5, 2017 9:30 am - June 9, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. Calling all entrepreneurs! In this camp, students will not only make their own cardboard shops, but they’ll create handmade items to sell. In the process, campers will learn some of the things it takes to make a business successful. Instructor: June..

  • Be Bold! Graphic Design camp

    • June 5, 2017 9:30 am - June 9, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 11-13. Express your creativity and learn practical and technical computer skills (using Adobe software) for this growing and evolving industry. Campers will learn about typography and design elements like colors, patterns and lines, and use these design skills to organize and convey..

  • Yogi Art

    • June 12, 2017 9:30 am - June 16, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. Relax, stretch, make art!  Campers will learn the basics of yoga with a daily physical practice combined with art making. Concepts such as mindfulness, relaxation, kindness, and self-reflection will be explored through movement, games and art projects from peace flags..

  • Let’s Make a Movie

    • June 12, 2017 9:30 am - June 16, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. Lights, Camera, Action! Learn what it takes to make a digital video feature, from pre-filming necessities like storyboards and screenwriting, to production day and post production editing. Add in some minor costume creation and synchronous sound effects recording, this week..

  • Painting Color & Rhythm

    • June 12, 2017 9:30 am - June 16, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 11-13. Inspired by Cedric Cox’s solo exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art, Color and Rhythm, campers will have a unique opportunity to visit the Taft with the artist and create their own artworks. Campers will learn some of Cedric’s trade secrets..

  • Fossils, Pottery & Nature’s Artifacts

    • June 19, 2017 9:30 am - June 23, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. Join our archeological fossil “dig” at KHAC! Campers will collect fossils and natural materials to be used in the making of ceramic pottery pieces, nature artworks, and their very own archeologist journal. Instructor: Lynne Gibb Fee: $175/ $157 by April 4

  • Shadow Puppet Pizazz

    • June 19, 2017 9:30 am - June 23, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. Explore the magic, science, and history of Shadow Puppet Theater!  Campers will make puppets, scenery, and props for both large screen and table top puppets. Techniques include mime, moving and reflected lights, and 3-D shadows. This camp is designed to inspire..

  • Project KHAC Runway (Round 2!)

    • June 19, 2017 9:30 am - June 23, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-13. Make it work! Explore the world of fashion by creating your own stylish designs. Using recycled clothing, campers will repurpose and beautify existing items. A runway show complete with lights and music will feature the finished designs on Friday. Instructor: Robin Hartmann..

  • Octopus’s Garden

    • June 26, 2017 9:30 am - June 30, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-8. Explore the creatures under the sea by creating a world based on this popular Beatles song! Campers will spend half of the day making up and learning dance moves, and half the day creating wearable art and setting the stage for..

  • Prose, Paint & Paste

    • June 26, 2017 9:30 am - June 30, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 9-12. Campers will learn collage techniques while listening to music that inspires the poet in all of us! Then they’ll work on incorporating their own poetry into art pieces. Haiku, limericks, free verse, and couplet poetry will all be explored during a..

  • Woodturning

    • June 26, 2017 9:30 am - June 30, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 11-16. Make and take home something fun and useful out of wood!  Use special tools to safely carve wood that is spinning on a lathe. Projects include a wooden pen, a handle for an ice cream scoop or a pizza slicer, a..

  • The Case of the Missing Mona Lisa!

    • July 3, 2017 9:30 am - July 7, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. Can you help us crack the case? Campers, we need your help to track down an Art Thief! While investigating the whereabouts of the master thief, you will find new works of art that were stolen and need to be returned...

  • Pop-Ups!

    • July 3, 2017 9:30 am - July 7, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. Take 2-d to 3-D! Campers will learn beginning paper engineering techniques through making a series of small-scale, pop-up structures—and write their own story for each book. This camp offers a unique opportunity to explore the amazing potential of a sheet..

  • Summer with a Splash

    • July 10, 2017 9:30 am - July 14, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. Campers will be inspired by the sun and surf of our imaginary beach as they use natural materials to make works of art. Ocean, sand, water… we’ll celebrate all things SUMMER in this awesome visual art camp. Instructor: Natalie Hager Fee:..

  • Photo Storytelling

    • July 10, 2017 9:30 am - July 14, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. How do you tell a story through pictures? In this camp, we’ll break out our cameras and uncover the fundamental elements of visual storytelling. Campers will learn technical skills of photography and Photoshop, how to tell a story without words, and..

  • True Body Project for Girls

    • July 10, 2017 9:30 am - July 14, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-12. This camp is for girls who write, draw, dance or do all of the above. The True Body Project is dedicated to helping girls connect, move, and inspire through easy movement, writing, and art-making. Join this growing team of empowered girls!..

  • Masks Around the Globe

    • July 17, 2017 9:30 am - July 21, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. Take a trip across the globe and learn about different tribes of people, their history, and the unique reasons they create and wear masks. Masks are used in rituals, ceremonies, feasts, wars, performances, fashion, sports, movies and more. Every culture has..

  • Animation Laboratory

    • July 17, 2017 9:30 am - July 21, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. This camp is for kids who love drawing and cartoons! Campers will learn the tricks of the trade of how to make a cartoon, including how to use your creativity to write a story, draw characters, and use physical activity to..

  • Caine’s Arcade

    • July 17, 2017 9:30 am - July 21, 2017 2:30 pm

    Ages 7-12. Create a cardboard arcade, inspired by the story of Caine, a 9 year old boy who created an elaborate cardboard arcade in southern LA. His story was featured in a YouTube video and went viral. Campers will design and create their..

  • 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 (no camera phones, please)** Instructor: Natalie..

  • 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) Fee: $175/ $157 by April..

  • 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.

     

  • 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 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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  • 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 4, 2017 10:00 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

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