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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.

 

  • Is It Winter Yeti?

    • Monday, December 18, 2017 9:30 am

    Ages 5 – 12. Sew your own awesome mini-stuffed snow creature – a Yeti! Students will customize their creatures with funny facial features, horns, and winter scarves. In solidarity with their new mini-friends, students will make Yeti-size cardboard feet to strap to..

  • Arctic Animals

    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:30 am

    Ages 5 – 12. From polar bears to penguins, we’ll learn about some of our favorite cold weather friends! We’ll use a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D art techniques to depict these animals and where they live. Students will even get..

  • Winter Break Build!

    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:30 am

    Ages 5 – 12. Ice, snow, skiers, bears? WHAT is going on here!?! In this camp, students will get to imagine and build their own outdoor wintery world – and tell the story of it – using materials like styrofoam and “ice,”..

  • Drawing and Painting our Snowy Friends

    • December 21, 2017 9:30 am

    Ages 5 – 12. Explore this winter season by practicing your drawing and painting techniques. Students will become more comfortable with variety of 2-D materials as they draw animals, paint landscapes, and collage winter sports scenes. Date: Thursday, December 21st Instructor: Elliott..

  • Tell Me a Story

    • Friday, December 22, 2017 9:30 am

    Ages 5 – 12. Students will beat the cold by creating a small wall hanging that will tell a story about themselves. They will learn to sew, stitch, and embellish fabric. No prior sewing experience is necessary in this fun camp! Date:..

  • Art for a Difference Day

    • January 15, 2018 9:30 am

    Ages 5 – 14. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we do a special art project. This day of service encourages youth to understand why we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the benefits of volunteering your time, how..

  • Pop Art Fun

    • Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm, January 24, 2018 4:30 pm - March 14, 2018 6:00 pm

    Ages 5-10. Instructor: Sheree Seibert. Students will learn all about Pop Art creators like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in this fun class They’ll experiment with painting and printing techniques to make art that really “pops!” Students will get to make a..

  • Cool Clay Creations

    • January 27, 2018 11:00 am - March 24, 2018 12:30 pm

    Ages 5 – 12. Instructor: April Cooper. Join us as we learn all about hand building with clay!  In this 8 week class your young artist will create pinch pots, coil pots, self-portraits in clay, cubist style faces in clay, animals, a totem..

  • Young Filmmakers Workshop

    • Saturdays, 12-3pm, March 3, 2018 12:00 pm

    Ages 9-14. Instructor: Glenn Hartong. Learn the secrets about how to make a short film! Students will work together to select a genre, and make a short (approximately) 3 minute film. Students will write, shoot, and edit the film – learning how..

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    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. 

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    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.

    Teen Artists for Change

    Teen Artists for Change (TAC) is a year-round program for young artists of all kinds, ages 13-18, who want to make an impact on the world around them. We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for more information.

     

  • Clay Hand Building

    • Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 22, 2018 6:30 pm - March 12, 2018 8:30 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: Lynne Gibb. Our kiln is up and running! Join our Clay Hand Building class to jump in on the fun, where we will instruct you in the three basic hand building forming processes: pinch, slab and coiling. Glazing..

  • Fundamentals of Drawing in COLOR

    • Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 23, 2018 6:30 pm - March 13, 2018 8:30 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: Paul Loehle. This class is an introduction to the techniques, materials, vocabulary, and overall practice of observational drawing in color. Students will have the opportunity to begin exploring independent projects with a lot of individual mentoring. Beginners will draw..

  • Acrylic Painting Studio

    • January 24, 2018 1:00 pm - March 14, 2018 3:00 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: Nicole Trimble. Learn how to create your own original acrylic painting. NEW KHAC Instructor Nicole Trimble will guide students through the basics of composition, color mixing, under painting, and how to create different surfaces and textures. This class..

  • Watercolors Your Way!

    • January 24, 2018 6:30 pm - March 14, 2018 8:30 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: Beth Goldstein. Designed for continuing as well as new students, each week will provide the opportunity for independent work as well as instruction in watercolor basics. As the series continues, workshops will introduce all students to a wide..

  • Open Studio

    • January 25, 2018 10:00 am - March 15, 2018 3:00 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Facilitator: Lynne Gibb. Join us in the studio for an open and social time with fellow artists of all practices and skill level as we inspire and build community together! You may be an artist looking to exchange ideas..

  • Memoirs and Other Tales

    • Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, February 1, 2018 6:30 pm - February 22, 2018 8:30 pm

    Ages 18 and up. Instructor: Jean Kinney. It’s often said everyone has a story, more likely several, to tell. When we tell our stories, we link generations to each other. If you’re interested in writing in general, memoir writing – writing about..

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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.

    THANK YOU to everyone who participated with Joshua Brown from Inlet Dance Company (Cleveland, OH), our 2017 Artist-in-Residence! The residency ran from April 4th – April 29th.  All activities were free thanks to support from the Ohio Arts Council and Kennedy Heights Community Council.

    During the residency, Joshua collaborated with a wide range of participants to engage us in creative movement, building new relationships, and emphasizing new appreciation and understanding of modern dance. One of our primary goals was to help build confidence in our participants, and to encourage their expression through dance and movement. We definitely embraced the JOY of dancing – everyone can do it! 

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    Check back soon for more information about our 2018 Artist in Residency Program!

     

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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