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Art Programs for Youth 

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

We are thrilled to resume in-person, arts classes designed and led by local professional artists 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 HEPA 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, September 2nd for 10% off tuition with coupon code: FALL2021

Sliding scale fees available for those with financial need. *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.

  • Young at Art

    • October 2, 2021 11:00 am - November 20, 2021 12:00 pm

    Ages 5 – 12. Instructor: Cassidy Lenos. Young at Art is a community for youth artists, ages 5-12, looking for ways to continually nurture their creativity and ingenuity, while building relationships with others. Different from a class, this club strives to promote..

  • Teen Artists for Change: Fall 2021

    • Saturdays, October 9, 2021 1:00 pm - December 11, 2021 3:00 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..

  • Kennedy Heights Arts Center
    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, September 2nd for 10% off tuition with coupon code: FALL2021

    *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!)

     

  • Clay Hand Building

    • Mondays, September 27, 2021 6:00 pm - November 15, 2021 8:00 pm

      12 – Adult. Instructor: Lynne Gibb. 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 will also be covered in..

  • Watercolor Painting

    • September 28, 2021 1:00 pm - November 16, 2021 3:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult. Instructor: Amanda Hudson. Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Dates: September 28 /// October 5, 12, 19, 26 /// November 2, 9, 16 Tuition: $160 or sliding scale (as low as $16) In this course you will discover the “secrets”..

  • Art Quilting with Carole Staples

    • September 28, 2021 6:00 pm - November 16, 2021 8:00 pm

    Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: Carole Gary Staples. Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm Dates: September 28 /// October 5, 12, 19, 26 /// November 2, 9, 16 Tuition:$160; sliding scale (as low as $16) Instructed by award winning art quilter and fiber artist Carole Gary Staples. In..

  • Collage with Terence Hammonds

    • September 29, 2021 1:00 pm - November 17, 2021 3:00 pm

    Collage by Terence Hammonds Ages 12 – Adult. Instructor: Terence Hammonds. Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm Dates: September 29 /// October 6, 13, 20, 27 /// November 3, 10, 17 Tuition:$160 or sliding scale (as low as $16) In this studio class for creating collage-based works,..

  • Open Studio

    • September 30, 2021 10:00 am - November 18, 2021 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..

  • Fundamentals of Drawing

    • September 30, 2021 6:00 pm - November 18, 2021 8:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adults. Instructor: Paul Loehle. Drawing is the vocabulary that unites all of the disciplines of art.  Seeing with a critical eye is where we begin. Fundamentals of Drawing is an introduction to the techniques, materials, vocabulary, and overall practice..

  • Workshop: How to Become a Social Photographer

    • October 16, 2021 1:00 pm - October 23, 2021 4:00 pm

    Ages 13 – Adult. Instructor: Kailah Ware Learn the ins and outs of smartphone photography and how to get the results you want. Whether you want to jump start your business and need to know how to take product shots, or you’re..

  • Workshop: Collage with Terence Hammonds

    • November 13, 2021 1:00 pm - November 17, 2021 4:00 pm

    Collage by Terence Hammonds Ages 13 – Adult. Instructor: Terence Hammonds. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1:00-4:00pm Tuition:$40; sliding scale (as low as $4) In this one day workshop for creating collage-based works, facilitated by acclaimed printmaker Terence Hammonds, students will work through various methods and..

  • 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,..

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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