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Art Classes for Youth

Expand your creativity in one of our innovative art classes for youth ages 5 and up! Early-bird Discount extended through September 7th! Register by September 7 to receive 10% off tuition. Use promotion code EBFALL19 at checkout. Does not include MamLuft&Co dance classes.

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.

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 course.

All participants need to complete and submit an Emergency Contact and Photo Release.

 

Dance Classes by MamLuft&Co. Dance

Our dance company in residence, MamLuft & Co. Dance, is offering various after school Creative Movement, Ballet and Modern Dance classes for kids ranging from preK to 6th grade. Classes are 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!

 

  • Teen Photo Storytelling Project

    • Saturdays, September 21, 2019 11:00 am - November 9, 2019 1:00 pm

    Grades 7-12. Instructor: Kailah Ware. Students will partner with a local non profit dedicated to raising awareness and helping secure access to resources for immigrants and refugees to the Greater Cincinnati region. Students will create a collaborative photojournalism project highlighting aspects of..

  • Stop Motion Animation

    • Saturdays, September 21, 2019 1:00 pm - November 9, 2019 2:30 pm

    Ages 10-Adult. Instructor: Frances Newberry. Learn the basics of stop motion animation (also known as Claymation) and create your own animated short. Explore character development, set design, camera and animation skills. You’ll create an original movie in the style of Coraline and..

  • Clay Marionettes

    • Saturdays, October 19, 2019 11:00 am - November 23, 2019 12:30 pm

    Ages 5-13. Instructor: April Cooper. Join us to design, sculpt and create your very own Clay Marionette! Your young artist will learn about the history of this beautiful art form and make their very own movable puppet to dazzle family and friends...

  • Create @ the Kennedy!

    Registration for 2020 Summer Camps opens March 1, 2020.

    Next 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 5-13. 

    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 an additional 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.

    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. Please CALL us at 513-631-4278 to register over the phone if you are using the sliding scale. 

    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 student withdraws at least 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. Early-bird Discount extended through September 7th! Register by September 7 to receive 10% off tuition. Use promotion code EBFALL19 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.

    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 course.

    All participants need to complete and submit an Emergency Contact and Photo Release.

    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. Click here for more information.

     

  • Clay Hand Building

    • Mondays, September 16, 2019 6:30 pm - December 16, 2019 8:30 pm

    Ages 16 – 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...

  • The Art of Mixed Media

    • Tuesdays, September 17, 2019 11:30 am - November 12, 2019 1:30 pm

    Adults. Instructor: June Pfaff Daley. June’s whimsical mixed media style was featured on this year’s Summer fair poster and is currently on display at the Jim Henson COSI exhibit and at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Join June in this..

  • Printmaking

    • Tuesdays, September 17, 2019 6:00 pm - November 12, 2019 8:00 pm

    Ages 14 – Adult. Instructor: Karen Overmyer. Print! In this class for both novice and experienced artists we’ll explore a variety of printmaking methods and materials. Be inspired by the print exhibitions currently on view at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center or..

  • Drawing on Nature

    • Wednesdays, September 18, 2019 1:00 pm - November 6, 2019 3:00 pm

    Adults. Instructor: Sarah Rocheleau. Explore nature and learn easy but striking drawing techniques along the way. We’ll be drawing flora, fauna and everything in between. Subjects portrayed include but are not limited to: dogs, cats, horses, birds, butterflies, trees, sun flowers and..

  • Pastel Magic

    • Wednesdays, September 18, 2019 6:30 pm - November 6, 2019 8:30 pm

    Ages 14- Adult. Instructor: William Linthicum. Unique in their brilliant, vibrant colors, soft pastels are too often overlooked by contemporary artists. The classical portraitists of the 17th century first discovered pastel magic. Rediscovered by Degas, Manet, Boudin and Redon in the 19th..

  • Open Studio

    • Thursdays, September 19, 2019 10:00 am - November 14, 2019 1:00 pm

    Ages 16 – Adult. Facilitator: Lynne Gibb. The studio is open time for artists of all practices and skill levels to inspire and create in community with each other. You may be an artist looking to exchange ideas and techniques with fellow..

  • Acrylic Painting

    • Thursdays, September 19, 2019 6:30 pm - November 14, 2019 8:30 pm

    Ages 14 – Adult. Instructor: Amanda Hudson. Learn the basics of composition and color mixing. This class will also cover artistic technique, technical skills and material knowledge in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. More experienced painters are encouraged to bring in their work..

  • Stop Motion Animation

    • Saturdays, September 21, 2019 1:00 pm - November 9, 2019 2:30 pm

    Ages 10-Adult. Instructor: Frances Newberry. Learn the basics of stop motion animation (also known as Claymation) and create your own animated short. Explore character development, set design, camera and animation skills. You’ll create an original movie in the style of Coraline and..

  • Intro to Photography and Digital Image Processing 

    • Thursdays, October 3, 2019 6:00 pm - November 21, 2019 8:00 pm

    Ages 16-Adult. Instructor: Kailah Ware. This class is an introduction to photography and digital editing designed to explore different genres of photography (portraiture, landscape, etc), teach photography techniques, and teach basic digital image processing techniques. This class is for people interested in..

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    Artists in Residence: Wendy McVicker & Nancy Gamon

    We are excited to announce that poet Wendy McVicker (Athens, OH) and artist Nancy Gamon (Cincinnati, OH) have been selected as our 2019 Artists-in-Residence!

    From April 13 – May 10, these two artists will lead a community art project called Common Threads that connects text with textiles. With much political division in our everyday lives, Wendy and Nancy are hoping to focus on commonalities between people that unite us. Participants of all ages will be invited to consider ways to express the unity of their experiences as human beings while celebrating our individual stories.

    Participants will express their own personal truths through fun creative writing sessions (led by Wendy), and use their responses as inspiration to create a wearable piece of clothing adorned with text using stitching and fabric markers (led by Nancy). Both Wendy and Nancy will also be working on their own artistic projects during this time, and artworks created by all participants will be displayed and celebrated at the end of this residency!

    Wendy has been an Ohio Arts Council Teaching Artist since 2000, and loves bringing people together to discover themselves through the sharing of stories. She has found that the sharing of stories can form bonds between people that leads to more creativity. Wendy’s works have been published in many small journals and anthologies, and in the chapbooks The Dancer’s Notes (2015) and Sliced Dark: a collaboration of poems and pictures, with artist John McVicker (2019). She previously led a creative writing residency with Kennedy Heights Arts Center in 2013. Indeed, this is where she met our fellow artist in residence!

    Nancy Gamon is an experimental mixed-media artist who spends time creating and teaching in her studio at the KHAC Linder Annex. At her studio, she has inspired fellow artists to delve into their own lives to create art that signifies more than what’s on the surface. In addition to her studio teaching, Nancy produces her own weekly arts and crafts video series on YouTube. Last year, she also curated the exhibit “Second Glances” at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, which explored the theme of gender identity through apparel. Nancy hopes to continue her exploration of apparel in this residency.

     

    There are MANY ways to participate in this residency!

    Review the different groups below to see how involved you would like to be involved. Do you have just have a few spare hours to create, but want to make something and be a part of this?  We’ve got you covered with our drop-in Open Studio times. Are you really excited about this residency and want to join a group of people and create your own large project (perhaps a full outfit!) alongside our artists? You may want to join our Core Saturday group. Looking for something a little in between? Sign up for one of our weekly group times. Because the project involves a strong reading and writing element, we do ask that participants are age 8 and older. 

    The KHAC Art Studio will be the creative hub for this residency, and the space will grow and develop over the time of this residency as everyone’s projects are created and displayed in this space. Come check out what everyone is working on, and get inspired to make something yourself!

    Participation is FREE, thanks to support from The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee, but pre-registration is requested.

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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.

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

    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. Click here for Fall class offerings.

    For more information, contact Ellen Muse-Lindeman

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