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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.

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.

Children’s Dance Classes, by MamLuft & CO.

Our new dance company in residence, MamLuft & Co. Dance, is offering various after school Creative Movement and Ballet classes for kids ranging in ages between 3 – 8. Classes will be held at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex, 6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213. Visit their WEBSITE for a complete list of classes and to register!

 

  • Klee’s Winter Castles

    • Thursday, December 27, 2018 9:30 am

    Ages 5-12. Instructor: Cedric Michael Cox. Join us for this unique one-day camp where students will get a chance to create an interchangeable and interactive winter cityscape inspired by the work of Paul Klee. One of Mr. Cox’s major influences, artist Paul Klee’s..

  • Extended Care for Winter Camps

    • December 27, 2018 2:30 pm - January 4, 2019 5:30 pm

    Extended Care is available for all camps from 2:30 – 5:30pm daily for a fee of $10 per day/per student.  Students will enjoy supervised indoor and outdoor games (weather permitting), movies and a snack. *Drop off begins at 9:00am – no early..

  • Holiday Villages

    • Friday, December 28, 2018 9:30 am

    Ages 5-12. Instructor: Robin Hartmann. In this imaginative camp, students will learn the art of making bead people and then create a whimsical and wacky little village where the bead people will live. Using cardboard and various recycled items, campers will have a..

  • It’s a SNOW DAY!

    • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:30 am

    Ages 5-12. Instructor: Caroline Caldwell. Join us as we celebrate all things SNOWY in this fun camp that will fill your day with amazing snow-themed activities. Campers will make their own snow globes, get their hands mixing making snow dough, and create shimmery..

  • Board Game Camp

    • Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:30 am

    Ages 5-12. Instructor: Whitney Dixon. Do you enjoy games like Candy Land and Snakes & Ladders, and have you ever wanted to make your own board game? At this one day camp, students will learn the ins and outs of board games by..

  • Altered Board Books

    • Friday, January 4, 2019 9:30 am

    Ages 5-12. Instructor: Terry Oestreicher. Campers will be reusing and revamping old children’s board books in all sorts of fun ways to tell / make your own stories of wintertime adventures! (Kids are welcome to bring board books they’ve outgrown and do not..

  • Cool Clay Creations

    • January 19, 2019 11:00 am - March 9, 2019 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 pole, a..

  • Art for a Difference Day

    • January 21, 2019 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..

  • Create @ the Kennedy!

    THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING SUMMER! Registration is CLOSED for 2018 Summer Art Camps. 

    Descriptions will be posted and Registration will open for 2019 Summer Art Camps on MARCH 1st, 2019. Check back!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register & Pay by Midnight, January 8th for 10% off KHAC FALL CLASS TUITION. Early Bird Discount can not be used in combination with Financial Assistance.

    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.

    Teen Artists for Change

    Teen Artists for Change (TAC) is a program for youth artists and writers, in grades 7-12, who want to make an impact on the world around them. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 session. Click here for more information.

     

  • Clay Hand Building

    • Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 14, 2019 6:30 pm - March 11, 2019 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..

  • Open Studio

    • Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm, January 17, 2019 10:00 am - March 14, 2019 1:00 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..

  • Acrylic Painting

    • Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 22, 2019 6:30 pm - March 12, 2019 8:30 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: William Linthicum. Learn how to create your own original acrylic painting. The instructor will guide students through the basics of composition, color mixing, under painting, and how to create different surfaces and textures. This class will also cover..

  • Pastel Drawing

    • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, January 23, 2019 6:30 pm - March 13, 2019 8:30 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: William Linthicum. Immerse yourself in a new medium that is challenging and rewarding. Through a variety of exercises and demonstrations William Linthicum, a master in the pastel medium, will lead you through the essentials, helping you discover..

  • Colored Pencil Drawing

    • Thursdays, 6:30-8:30, January 24, 2019 6:30 pm - March 14, 2019 8:30 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: Paul Loehle. This class will take basic drawing skills to the next level by exploring colored pencil techniques.  Students will learn color theory as a means to bring vibrance and realism to drawings of a range of..

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    For the past 10 years, Kennedy Heights Arts Center has conducted an annual Artist in Residence program which connected our community with accomplished visual and performing artists from Ohio to share engaging arts learning experiences and work together with community members on a larger project. Projects have ranged from visual art installations, to story theatre, to a community chorus. These resident artists have expertly guided local residents of all ages in working collaboratively and expressing their creativity. A list of past Residency Artists and projects can be found HERE

    Building on this successful track record, we are opening up the opportunity and inviting artists from anywhere in the United States to apply for a six week residency.

    Call for Proposals:
    2019 Creative Community Artist Residency

    Opportunity

    We invite proposals from community-driven creatives in the disciplines of visual arts, film/media, or creative writing for a social-practice artist residency at Kennedy Heights Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio during April – May 2019. We seek, in particular, artists and projects that meaningfully engage diverse community members in the creative process. Applications for 2019 Residencies are due on October 1st, 2018. Finalists will be notified by November 1, 2018 with interviews scheduled to follow. Artist will be selected by December 1, 2018.

    The Community

    Kennedy Heights is one of the 52 neighborhoods within the City of Cincinnati. Our community is racially and economically diverse—identified as one of the oldest racially integrated neighborhoods in the city. According to US Census data, population of this area is about 12,500 residents, 18% of whom live below poverty level. The racial composition is 42% African American, 57% white, 1% other races. While this is our target area, the Arts Center serves people throughout Cincinnati.

    Program Description

    Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

    Duration: 6 weeks during April to May, 2019

    Eligibility: Creatives must be: • Individual artists or artist collectives • A U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident • A working artist with at least five years of professional experience • Undergo a background check and have never committed a felony.

    Grant Award Details: The Artist-in-Residence is provided housing at no cost, a stipend of $4,000, and a materials budget of up to $500 to execute their project. Artist is responsible for all food and travel costs, and transportation during the residency.

    Artist will have access to free studio space and the Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s facilities and grounds; and active support from the Arts Center’s staff and network of artists, volunteers, community members and enthusiasts. Artist will also have an opportunity for an Artist Talk, lecture, and/or workshop at the beginning of the residency, and a

    Facilities: Studio space, dark room, ceramic kiln, digital media lab, gallery space, large multi-purpose room, 2.5 acre outdoor green space and 3+ acre parking lot/campus with major route frontage.

    Application information:

    To apply, please send (as a single compressed file) the following:

    • CV for each artist applying
    • Work Samples: 10 images of your work (either as a PDF, jpeg, or weblinks; please include a one-page image list of these samples, with details) OR 1 video (3 min. NO LONGER)
    • Project Proposal: Please describe your planned project and working method addressing the 5 questions below in a NARRATIVE. (2 PAGES MAX)
    1. What is your proposed project?
    2. How will the community be engaged in the production or use of the final project?
    3. What is the culminating product and/or event for your project?
    4. What makes you qualified to work collaboratively with a diverse population to complete your proposed project?
    5. How does your proposed project benefit the community?
    • Up to 3 supporting images for your project proposal (sketches, digital renderings, similar images, sample writing (no more than 250 words)

    Please send applications and enquiries to: residency@kennedyarts.org

    Pay $25 application fee

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    Applications due: midnight October 1, 2018

    Finalists Notified: November 1, 2018

    Artist Selected: December 1, 2018

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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 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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