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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!

Registration now open for 2018 Summer Arts Camps.

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. 

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.

Leadership opportunities are available for high school students (ages 14 and up) as camp volunteers. Click HERE for more information about our volunteer program and to download the application.

Register by Midnight, April 3rd for 10% off Early Bird Discount. Early Bird Discount can not be used in combination with Financial Assistance.

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.

Cancellation Policy:  Tuition is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another course if the course of your choice is full, rescheduled or cancelled, or if the student withdraws within five days prior to the beginning of the course.

  • Extended Care

    • June 4, 2018 8:30 am - August 10, 2018 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..

  • Tropical Island Art

    • June 4, 2018 9:30 am - June 8, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-9. Instructor: Elliott Jordan. Time for sunshine, warm breezes, and the sound of water splashing. Learn about the Caribbean, and create a variety of 2-D & 3-D artworks based on the beach, different sea animals, and tons of tropical birds! Register by..

  • True Selfie: A Portrait Project

    • June 4, 2018 9:30 am - June 8, 2018 2:30 pm

    Girls, ages 8-12. Instructor: Suzie Nagy. The True Body Project returns to KHAC with a week of mindfulness, movement and self portraiture for girls. We will think about how the “selfie” presents an image to the world and consider if that represents..

  • Be Bold: Graphic Design Camp

    • June 4, 2018 9:30 am - June 8, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 10-13. Instructor: Kailah Ware. Express your creativity and learn practical and technical computer skills (using Canva) 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..

  • Summer of Love

    • June 11, 2018 9:30 am - June 15, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-10. Instructors: Robin Hartmann & Jeanne Speier. Learn about artist Peter Max and his influence on Pop Art, especially in the 60s. His bright colors and design influenced a whole generation of artists, including the creation of the Yellow Submarine. We’ll dance..

  • Glass Camp

    • June 11, 2018 9:30 am - June 15, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 10-13. Instructor: April Cooper. Campers will have an exciting week as they learn all about the wonderful medium of glass! Many different artists have used glass in their work, and campers will learn about the many different ways this one material..

  • Project Runway (Round 3!)

    • June 18, 2018 9:30 am - June 22, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-13. Instructor: Robin Hartmann. 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..

  • Cardboard Neighborhoods

    • June 18, 2018 9:30 am - June 22, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-8. Instructor: June Pfaff Daley.  Let’s build a Neighborhood! Loosely based on Daniel Manus Pinkwater’s book “The Big Orange Splot” you’ll be creating a bright and colorful neighborhood out of giant cardboard boxes. Once your house is built, you’ll make it..

  • SPAAAAAACE Camp

    • June 25, 2018 9:30 am - June 29, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-7. Instructor: Caroline Caldwell. In this camp, the sky is the limit… no, the OUTER SPACE is the limit! Become creative astronauts this week and explore the cosmos, creating artworks that represent your explorations. We’ll create space outfits, make galaxy paintings, and..

  • Fantastic Photos

    • June 25, 2018 9:30 am - June 29, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. Instructor: Natalie Jeanne. This will be one fantastically fun photo & more camp! We will learn to make a variety of different kinds of images with not only digital cameras, but pinhole cameras too! Campers will get  an opportunity to..

  • Woodturning

    • June 25, 2018 9:30 am - June 29, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 11-16. Instructors: Various instructors from the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild. 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 will range from a wooden pen,..

  • Get in the Art Mix

    • July 2, 2018 9:30 am - July 6, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 9-13. Instructor: Caroline Caldwell. Do you like getting messy and aren’t afraid to try something new? Then this camp is for you! We’re going to mix science, experimentation, and hands-on trial to create a variety of unusual artwork. We’ll make messy..

  • Dream Theme Park

    • July 2, 2018 9:30 am - July 6, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-10. Instructor: Terry Oestreicher. Looking for a THRILLING camp this summer? Join this camp and create a story for your own Theme Park (city or world) and the characters that inhabit it. Then we’ll design the features of the park, and..

  • Putt Putt Party

    • July 9, 2018 9:30 am - July 13, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 9-13. Instructor: Robin Hartmann. Get creative with this fun mini-golf camp. Students will either team up or work alone to create their own “section” of course. One the last day, parents/friends/fellow campers will come and play all the holes! We’ll put..

  • Bringing a Story to Life

    • July 9, 2018 9:30 am - July 13, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-9. Instructor: Derek Snow. Let’s bring a classic story to life. Inspired by a familiar book, campers will become the characters, create the scenery… and perhaps change the ending! Spend the week having fun, playing games, and preparing to present your..

  • Clay, Sticks, & Stones

    • July 16, 2018 9:30 am - July 20, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-8. Instructor: Lynne Gibb. Using materials found in nature and inspired by nature, campers will create a variety of artworks – including clay birdhouses, wind chimes, and tiles. Students will also make woven baskets, animal sculptures, nature collages, prints and rubbings...

  • Children’s Book Creations

    • July 16, 2018 9:30 am - July 20, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 9-13. Instructor: Mary Sue Markey. Do you love children’s books and want to make your own? Join us for this week as we look at how simple book formats allow us to explore the different techniques that famous children’s book authors..

  • Art Lab

    • July 23, 2018 9:30 am - July 27, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-9. Instructor: Karen Saunders.  If you’re a kid who likes to explore, invent, discover and build things with your hands, then this is the camp for you! We’ll design and build, draw and construct.  We will examine the great big world..

  • From Scrappy to Stunning

    • July 23, 2018 9:30 am - July 27, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-13. Instructors: Amy Dennison, Mindy Burger, & Mary Lennard from Scrap It Up. Picture frames, fabric, paint, baubles and bling, wire and paper… and the list goes on! A whole store  of recycled objects await your creativity. Each day, using materials..

  • The Magic of Silent Movies

    • July 23, 2018 9:30 am - July 27, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-10. Instructor: Regan Brown.  Learn the over-the-top, melodramatic acting style of silent film, and the filming secrets to silent movies. Students will have fun creating villains to boo, heroes to cheer for, and “damsels in distress” (or can they save themselves?!)!..

  • Puppets Take the Stage

    • July 30, 2018 9:30 am - August 3, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-13. Instructor: June Pfaff Daley. In this exciting hands-on (pun intended!) puppet camp, campers will create several different completely awesome puppets using a wide variety of materials and techniques. When our troop of puppet actors are ready to take the stage,..

  • MamLuft&Co. Dance & Creativity Camp

    • July 30, 2018 9:30 am - August 3, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-10. Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance instructor and Company Member, Corrinne Bailey. This camp focuses on the creative, empowering, expressive, and active practice of dance, and teaches children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently! We also DE-emphasize pink and princesses so that boys feel welcome and..

  • Still Life, Comes to Life!

    • July 30, 2018 9:30 am - August 3, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-13. Instructor: Whitney Dixon. This creative photography camp will center around an elaborate still life that campers will photograph, and then using digital media will alter into something completely new! We’ll learn basic photo editing software to manipulate our photos into..

  • Paint in the Park

    • August 6, 2018 9:30 am - August 10, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 5-9. Instructor: Cedric Michael Cox. Inspired by parks and the great outdoors, students will learn painting techniques by a local professional artist and educator. They will create a series of projects to practice their painting skills.

  • Theater by Kids, for Kids

    • August 6, 2018 9:30 am - August 10, 2018 2:30 pm

    Ages 8-11. Instructor: Derek Snow. Let’s tell a story together. One that we write together. Students will write a story, build sets, create costumes and act out scenes – all in this fast-paced week-long camp. We’ll play games, do improv, and create..

  • Scary Movie

    • August 6, 2018 9:30 am - August 10, 2018 2:30 am

    Ages 10-13. Instructor: Regan Brown. 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..

  • 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.

     

  • PAR-Projects Education

    • March 14, 2018 6:00 pm - August 1, 2018 8:30 pm

    Ages 16 – Adult. Our Partner in Education, PAR-Projects, has designed a variety of classes for entrepreneurial-minded adults, as well as community  members looking to learn new marketable skill-sets. Classes will be held at KHAC Lindner Annex Digital Media Lab (unless otherwise..

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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.

    For this, our 10th year of having an Artist in Residence, we are delighted to welcome filmmaker and poet Susan Halpern! During her 4 week residency in April, Ms. Halpern will be working with individuals of all ages to create a community video storytelling project.

    From April 3-28, Ms. Halpern will be working with individuals of all ages to create a collaborative short film that all participants will contribute to in some way, depending on your preference – either behind the scenes or in front of the camera! Entitled “Neighbors meeting Neighbors,” this project will focus on personal stories and finding connections between people, as well as the experience of learning technical video skills. This opportunity is open to ALL, regardless of where you live, and no experience is necessary. Everyone can get involved!

    It is FREE to participate, but registration and a commitment to attend the sessions is required. All activities are free thanks to support from the Ohio Arts Council and the Kennedy Heights Community Council.

     

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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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    • Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
    • Closed Sunday - Monday