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Art Programs for Youth 

Expand your creativity in one of our innovative art programs for youth ages 5 – 18!

Get into the spirit of the season through four, unique Winter Art Camps!
Campers will apply their imaginations to create one-of-a-kind projects designed by professional teaching artists and learn new techniques through fun, hands-on art activities in painting, design, collage, fibers and more.

All camps are designed for campers ages 5-12. KHAC is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of all participants by restricting classroom occupancy and following all CDC safety protocols.

Our COVID Safety Plan for indoor classes includes small group sizes, social distancing, required masking at all times, frequent sanitizing, outdoor settings, and HEPA air purifiers for indoor classroom settings. Click here for more information about The KHAC’s Covid-19 policies. 

Winter Camp Early Bird Special*
Register & Pay by 11:59pm, December 1 for 10% off tuition with coupon code: WINTER21

Sliding scale fees available for those with financial need. *Early Bird Discount cannot be used in combination with sliding scale rates.

Winter 2022 Workshops Early Bird Special*
Register & Pay by 11:59pm,  January 2 for 10% off tuition with coupon code: WINTER22

SLIDING SCALE: 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. Submit completed applications in person at the Art Center, or email to bethany@kennedyarts.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another course if the student withdraws at least five days prior to the beginning of the program.

  • Celebrations Around the World

    • December 20, 2021 9:30 am

    Celebrations Around the World Ages: 5-12.   Time/Date: 9:30am-2:30pm on Monday, December 20, 2021 Instructor: Elliott Jordan Tuition:  $40 or sliding scale (as low as $4) There is cause to celebrate this holiday season! Explore diverse traditions of celebration with artist & educator..

  • ‘Tis the Season to Say Cheese!

    • Tuesdays, December 21, 2021 9:30 am

    ‘Tis the Season to Say Cheese! Time/Date: 9:30am-2:30pm on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Ages: 5-12.  Instructor: June Pfaff-Daley Tuition:  $40 or sliding scale (as low as $4) Celebrate winter by learning how to make your own photo booth backdrops & props! Using wintery..

  • Art of Assembly

    • Wednesday, December 22, 2021 9:30 am

    Art of Assembly Time/Date: 9:30am-2:30pm on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Ages: 5-12.  Instructor: Karen Ater-Linser Tuition:  $40 or sliding scale (as low as $4) Learn the art of assemblage! Part sculpture, part collage–campers will bring the best of both together to create shadow-box..

  • All the Trimmings

    • December 23, 2021 9:30 am

    All the Trimmings Ages: 5-12.   Time/Date: 9:30am-2:30pm on Thursday, December 23, 2021 Instructor: Jennifer Cox Tuition:  $40 or sliding scale (as low as $4) Learn skills in natural dyes and weaving in this fiber arts camp to create festive seasonal decor to..

  • Art for a Difference Day

    • January 17, 2022 9:30 am

    Ages 5 – 13. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we are doing a very special art project! This day of service encourages youth to understand the benefits of volunteering your time, how to give the gift of kindness, and..

  • Teen Artists for Change: Winter 2022

    • Saturdys, January 22, 2022 2:00 pm - March 26, 2022 4:00 pm

    Teen Artists for Change (TAC) is a student-led club for diverse young artists in grades 7-9, who want to use their creative skills to make an impact in their community. TAC provides positive outlets for teens to work together to plan and..

  • Young at Art: Winter 2022 Workshop Series for Kids!

    • January 29, 2022 11:00 am - March 19, 2022 1:00 pm

    Ages 5 – 12.    This Winter Art Workshop Series for Kids offers diverse opportunities – from marble mazes to candlemaking- for youth artists, ages 5-12, looking for ways to continually nurture their creativity and ingenuity, while building relationships with others. This..

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    REGISTRATION FOR 2022 Summer Art Camps will open March 1st, 2022!

     

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    Adult and Teen Classes

    ADULT/TEEN CLASSES

    Nurture your creativity, reconnect with community, and learn from local, professional artists! 

    We are thrilled to resume in-person, arts classes this fall! In order to protect everyone’s safety including children who are still unable to be vaccinated and their loved ones, as well as those with underlying health conditions, our COVID Safety Plan for indoor classes includes small group sizes, social distancing, required masking at all times, frequent sanitizing, outdoor settings, and high quality air purifiers for indoor classroom settings. KHAC will also reserve the option to transition classes to an online format if circumstances arise which further threaten our community’s health and safety.

    Early Bird Special*
    Register & Pay by 11:59pm, January 2nd for 10% off tuition with coupon code: WINTER22

    *Early Bird Discount cannot be used in combination with sliding scale rates.

    SLIDING SCALE: 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. Submit completed applications in person at the Art Center, or email to bethany@kennedyarts.org

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Tuition is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another course if the student withdraws at least five days prior to the beginning of the program.

    Tellus Zine 

    Tellus Zine is a youth-led digital publication, showcasing art and creative writing by young adults from across Greater Cincinnati. Editorial board members are outside-of-the-box artists and writers, in grades 9-12,  who feel passionate about sharing their voice and the voice of other teens and who want to build a community of creative young leaders in Cincinnati. Tellus Zine’s mission is to provide a platform for young people to express themselves bravely and creatively as a part of our diverse community.  Click here for more information. (free to join!)

    Teen Artists for Change

    Teen Artists for Change (TAC) is a program for youth artists and writers, in grades 7-9, who want to make an impact on the world around them.  Click here for more information. (free to join!)

     

  • Workshop: Portraiture in Charcoal & Acrylic

    • December 4, 2021 1:00 pm

    Ages: 13-Adult. Instructor: Elliott Jordan SATURDAY, December 4, 1:00-4:00pm Tuition:$40; sliding scale (as low as $4) Join local teaching artist & gallerist, Elliott Jordan for this 1-day workshop in portrait drawing/painting in charcoal and acrylic. This workshop will include demonstrations and participation,..

  • Teen Artists for Change: Winter 2022

    • Saturdys, January 22, 2022 2:00 pm - March 26, 2022 4:00 pm

    Teen Artists for Change (TAC) is a student-led club for diverse young artists in grades 7-9, who want to use their creative skills to make an impact in their community. TAC provides positive outlets for teens to work together to plan and..

  • Clay Hand Building

    • Mondays, January 24, 2022 6:30 pm - March 14, 2022 8:30 pm

      Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30pm Dates: January 24 – March 14 13 – Adult. Instructor: Lynne Gibb. Tuition: $160 or sliding scale  (as low as $16) Join our Clay Hand Building class to jump in on the fun, where we will instruct you..

  • Watercolor Painting

    • Tuesdays, January 25, 2022 6:00 pm - March 15, 2022 8:00 pm

    In this course you will discover the “secrets” to working confidently with watercolor paints. Students will learn not only the traditional processes of watercolor painting, but will also have the opportunity to be creative using some of the lesser known, unconventional methods..

  • Fundamentals of Drawing in COLOR

    • January 26, 2022 6:00 pm - March 16, 2022 8:00 pm

    Ages 13 – 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..

  • Open Studio

    • January 27, 2022 10:00 am - March 17, 2022 1:00 pm

    Ages 13 – 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..

  • Fiber Arts: Knitting & Crochet

    • Thursdays, January 27, 2022 6:00 pm - March 17, 2022 8:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult. Facilitator: Jennifer Cox Knitting and its sister craft of crochet have always been popular pastimes. Engaging, creative and rewarding in equal measure, they also offer the benefits of saving the pennies and adding a personal touch to gifts..

  • Collage with Terence Hammonds

    • Fridays, January 28, 2022 1:30 pm - March 18, 2022 3:30 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult. Instructor: Terence Hammonds. FRIDAYS, 1:30-3:30pm Dates: JANUARY 28 – MARCH 18 Tuition:$160 or sliding scale (as low as $16) In this studio class for creating collage-based works, facilitated by acclaimed printmaker Terence Hammonds, students will work through various methods and..

  • Painting Workshop: Cedric Cox: Influences & Process

    • February 5, 2022 1:00 pm - February 9, 2022 4:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult. Instructor: Cedric Cox. SATURDAY, February 5, 1:30-4:00pm Tuition:$40; sliding scale (as low as $4) In this one day painting workshop, facilitated by acclaimed painter Cedric Cox, students will learn about Cedric’s creative influences,  practice painting techniques, and learn how to take..

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    2021 Creative Community Artist Residency with Helen Atkins & Will Geusz

    HIVE, a ceramic mosaic sculpture

    We are excited to announce that ceramic artists Helen Atkins and Will Geusz (Albuquerque, New Mexico) have been selected as our 2021 Artists-in-Residence!

    Helen Atkins and Will Geusz are a creative couple who support each other’s individual pursuits, and partner on gallery installations and public works. They met in a mosaic apprenticeship program in 2012, and began collaborating together as a couple in 2019. Independently, they have built respective careers, Geusz as an installation artist and sculptor, and Atkins as an artist, curator and arts administrator. They live in an artist compound in the South Valley of Albuquerque, where they are currently working on a public mosaic for the Fort Logan Mental Health Institute in Colorado. Geusz is represented in galleries in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and Atkins has exhibited her works nationally and internationally in Berlin, Germany.

    helenatkins.com @willinandchillinarts

    From April 28 – May 22, these two artists will lead a community art project called HIVE. This community made artwork will be a sculptural mosaic that explores notions of community and identity in response to colony collapse disorder. Participants will create handmade ceramic tiles and mini-mosaics that will be added to a larger hexagonal sculpture installed at on the grounds of Kennedy Heights Arts Center. The series of workshops will cover ceramic mosaic design, carving, glazing, and arranging. Workshop attendees can represent their identities and communities in their mosaics, creating micro-systems that symbolize mutualism in nature and society. Up close HIVE will show the unique personality of each tile and community member that contributed to the project.

    Join a WORKSHOP group if you are interested in making your own tile from start to finish, while receiving more dedicated instruction from our artists. These are 2 hours long, and meet 3 times (once a week for 3 weeks). By joining a WORKSHOP group, you are committing to attend all 3 sessions.

    Don’t have that much time to commit to the project, but still would like to participate? GREAT! Pop in to one or a few OPEN STUDIO times. You’ll work on some collaborative tile pieces and work with our artists, but the instruction will not be as structured.

    Participation is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited, as workshops and open studio times will be in-person. If you register for a table, please commit to attending, as your reserved spot could keep someone else from participating if you decide not to.

    There are 10 tables available for each workshop and Open Studio times, with up to 2 spots (MUST be members of the same household) available per table. Great if a couple or a parent and child would like to work together (on their own individual pieces) at the same table.

    Workshops will be held outside, under a large tent on the KHAC grounds. Masks are required to be worn the whole time. Each table will have their own dedicated set of tools that will be cleaned between use.

    Register below.

    Funding for this residency is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, and the Eleanora C. U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

     

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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 have included:

    • 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 Director of Arts Engagement and Learning.

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

     

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