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Art Programs for Youth 

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

Registration is open for the Fall 2022 Term. Register by September 1 to receive 10% off with our Early Bird Discount! Use promo code Fall2022 at checkout.  

SLINDING 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 classes@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.

  • Strange & Unusual Workshop

    • Sunday, October 23, 2022 1:00 pm

    Ages 8-12 Instructor: Shi Low Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Tuition: Free. An alt process monoprinting photo class. This workshop includes two activities that will leave each person with artwork to take home. We will be working together to..

  • Young at Art (5-8)

    • September 17, 2022 10:30 am - November 12, 2022 11:45 am

    Ages 5-8 Instructors: Robin Hartmann, Adoria Maxberry, Lynne Gibb Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:45 am September 17 // October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 // November 5, 12 Tuition: $120 or sliding scale   This Art Workshop Series for Kids offers diverse opportunities..

  • Young at Art (9-12)

    • September 17, 2022 12:00 pm - November 12, 2022 1:30 pm

    Ages 9-12 Instructors: Robin Hartmann, Adoria Maxberry, Lynne Gibb Saturdays, 12:00 – 1:30 pm September 17 // October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 // November 5, 12 Tuition: $120 or sliding scale   This Art Workshop Series for Kids offers diverse opportunities..

  • Tellus Zine 22-23 Editorial Board

    • October 12, 2022 6:00 pm - April 26, 2023 7:30 pm

    Tellus Zine is a youth-led digital publication, showcasing art and creative writing by young adults from across Greater Cincinnati. It’s mission is to provide a platform for young people to express themselves bravely and creatively as a part of our diverse community.  ..

  • Teen Artists for Change: Fall 2022

    • October 8, 2022 2:00 pm - November 19, 2022 4:00 pm

    Teen Artists for Change (TAC) is a club for diverse young artists in grades 7-12, who want to use their creative skills to make an impact in their community. TAC provides outlets for teens to work together to plan and implement creative..

  • Register now for Summer Art Camps!

     

    10 Weeks, 23 Camps
    June 6 – August 12
    9:00am to 3:00pm daily

    Unleash your creativity and imagination this summer at Kennedy Heights Arts Center! We offer a variety of one-week camps for youth ages 5-13 exploring visual arts, music, creative writing, acting, animation, and design.
     

    Summer Camp Early Bird Special: Register & Pay by 11:59pm, April 1 for 10% off tuition with coupon code: SUMMER22 *Early Bird Discount cannot be used in combination with sliding scale rates.

    Sliding Scale Tuition Rates: Kennedy Heights Arts Center strives to make the arts accessible to everyone. Sliding scale tuition rates are available for those in financial need, and range from 10%-65% of the full tuition based on household income. Click here to download an application. Email completed sliding scale applications to bethany@kennedyarts.org to receive a discount code to enter at checkout.

    COVID-19 Health & Safety:
    Based on the current CDC guidelines and the recent decline in COVID-19 cases across our region, Kennedy Heights Arts Center announces these changes to our health and safety protocols.

    Effective March 19, 2022, guests will no longer be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test certification to attend events, and the wearing of masks in our facilities will be optional. Masks will continue to be required in all classes currently in progress through the end of the Winter Term.
     
    This announcement comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) publication of its latest guidance on COVID-19, which is based on hospitalization data and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Hamilton County is currently categorized by the CDC in the “Low” COVID-19 community level.
     
    Thank you for your continued flexibility as we adapt our responses to meet our community’s needs and keep creativity alive during these challenging times.
     
    Read more details about our updated health and safety protocols at https://kennedyarts.org/news/covid-safety-policy/
     

    Call for Summer Art Camp Volunteers!
    High school students can earn community service hours, gain leadership experience, and have fun as volunteers in our Summer Art Camps. Application deadline is Friday, April 4, 2022 More Details

     

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    Adult and Teen Classes

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

    Registration is open for the Fall 2022 Term. Register by September 1 to receive 10% off with our Early Bird Discount! Use promo code Fall2022 at checkout.  

    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 classes@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.

     

     

  • Art Quilting

    • September 20, 2022 6:00 pm - November 29, 2022 8:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult Instructor: Carole Gary Staples Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm Dates: September 20, 27 /// October 25 /// November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Tuition:$160; sliding scale (as low as $16) Instructed by award winning art quilter and fiber artist Carole Gary..

  • Fundamentals of Drawing

    • September 21, 2022 6:00 pm - November 9, 2022 8:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adults. Instructor: Paul Loehle Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm September 21, 28 /// October 5, 12, 19, 26 /// November 2, 9 Tuition: $160 or sliding scale (as low as $16) Drawing is the vocabulary that unites all of the disciplines of art. ..

  • The Art of Collage

    • September 22, 2022 2:00 pm - November 10, 2022 4:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult Instructor: Karen Saunders Thursdays, 2:00-4:00pm Dates: September 22, 29 /// October 6, 13, 20, 27 /// November 3, 10 Tuition:$160 or sliding scale (as low as $16) In this studio class for creating collage-based works, students will work through..

  • Clay Hand Building

    • September 19, 2022 6:00 pm - November 14, 2022 8:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult Instructor: Lynne Gibb Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm Dates: September 19, 26  // October 3, 10, 17, 24 // November 7, 14 Tuition: $160 or sliding scale Learn to make functional pottery and sculptural pieces of ceramic art! In this class..

  • Open Studio

    • September 21, 2022 10:00 am - November 16, 2022 1:00 pm

    Adults Facilitator: Lynne Gibb Wednesdays, 10:00am -1:00pm Dates: September 21, 28 /// October 5, 12, 19, 26 /// November 2, 9, 16 Tuition: FREE Join us in the studio for an open and social time with fellow artists of all practices and skill..

  • Studio Mugs Workshop

    • November 6, 2022 1:00 pm - November 13, 2022 3:00 pm

    Ages: Adults and teens ages 13+ Instructor: Lynne Gibb Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm November 6 and 13 Tuition: $40 or sliding scale Make your own studio mug! In this two day workshop, you will learn to make and glaze a hand..

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    2022 Creative Community
    Artist-in-Residence
    Jennifer Cox

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is pleased to welcome our second 2022 artist-in-residence, Jennifer Cox.

    Jennifer Cox owns and operates Make.Do., a community-focused creative retail space offering yarn, fabric and textiles for purchase, and providing classes onsite and at the Cincinnati Public Library, Civic Garden Center and Kennedy Heights Arts Center. She has 15+ years’ experience as knitter, crocheter, textile artist and quilter, and uses that to deliver an engaging and inspiring experience for clients and drive connections among makers of color in and around the Cincinnati greater metropolitan area.

    Her creative passion coupled with her background in marketing and communications (she holds an MBA & JD from the University of Virginia), and deep experience helping brands to engage the hardest to reach/marginalized communities have been crucial to her work with Make.Do. to build the means for conversation and connection among local BIPOC fiber artists. She regularly hosts BIPOC fiber artists in her space for trunk shows, educational/training programs and networking. Her own work as a fiber artist has been featured in Sweet Paul Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and in a collaborative quilt piece at The Victoria & Albert Museum. She is a member of The Knitting Guild of America, The Needle Arts Association of America, and is currently working towards certification from the Crafts Council as a Certified Master Knitter & Crocheter.

    From May 2-28, Jennifer will be co-creating and installing a series of outdoor installations that provide space for convening, creating and connecting. We envision that space as being community-designed, using local Black artists to fashion the palettes, the materials, and the flow of the space.

    “There is a real difference between being welcoming and being humble enough to offer an invitation,” remarked Jennifer. “That humility is a signal to the community that you are invited and that you will be valued and appreciated in a space that exists to celebrate and support your creative pursuits.”

    This space will be presented to the community at a special Community Day celebration on Saturday, May 28 from 11am – 3pm. (Rain date is Sunday, May 29).

    You are invited to be a part of the project!

    Jennifer will be offering a series of free workshops for adults and youth ages 8+ to create seating and décor for our welcoming community spaces. Participants will learn various art techniques and materials including block printing, stenciling and stamping on fabric and linoleum, and making flags, wind chimes and herb gardens. No experience necessary.

    It is free to participate, but registration is required and space is limited. See workshop descriptions and registration links below.

    Funding for this program is provided by 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 Education.

    No events are currently available for registration, please check back later.

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