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Art Classes for Youth

Expand your creativity in one of our innovative art classes for youth ages 5 and up! 

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!

 

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Kennedy Heights Arts Center
Summer Camp @ Home!

Registration for 2020 Summer Camps is open! 
Eight engrossing Summer Camps designed and led by local professional artists to keep your child’s imagination engaged, their spirits high, and their connections to community strong from the safety of home this summer. 


Each camp includes:

  • Five days of immersion into art-making, creative self-expression, and self-directed imaginative play. Online sessions are just the launching pad. Campers use their imaginations as their guide as they become engrossed in creativity throughout each day.

  • Indoor/outdoor exploration and observation-based activities to strengthen campers’ perceptions of self, others, and their surroundings.

  • Inspired creative challenges to hone campers’ creative problem solving and ingenuity with materials.

  • A thoughtful bundle of art supplies provide a material foundation for campers’ creative endeavors (kits will be sanitized for safety and made available for pick up the weekend prior to camp).

  • Dynamic remote interactions each day with artist-instructors, peers, and teen mentors to catalyze and reinforce each camper’s dive into their own curiosity.

  • Each week will end with a joyful sharing of campers’ projects via Google Meets, an edited video, or possibly in some cases, a socially distanced sharing at the Arts Center.
      

Camp content will be hosted on Google Classroom, and will include face-to-face interactions & physical activities for 1 hour each day, as well as prerecorded instructional videos so campers can engage and return to project instructions at their own pace.

Camp tuition is reduced from $175 to $100 + $15 materials fee in consideration of the remote format.

Kennedy Heights Arts Center strives to make arts accessible to everyone. Sliding scale fees are available for those in financial need. For more information, download the KHACSlidingScaleRegistrationForm and email to classes@kennedyarts.org or call 513-382-4913 to register over the phone. 

While we are disappointed not to see your children in person this summer, we are confident that they will enjoy this modified camp format! 
 

CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand that our new remote format may not work for everyone, so if you registered for camp before we announced the change to the remote format, we will provide a full refund if you choose to cancel your registration. Also, if any camps are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will also receive a full refund. Otherwise, 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. 

 

  • The Magic Within Us

    • June 15, 2020 9:30 am - June 19, 2020 10:30 am

    The Magic Within Us  June 15-19 Ages 8-13  Instructor: Suzie Nagy The True Body Project is an award winning program that uses art, writing, and movement practices such as yoga and dance to explore the mind/body connection.  This True Body Project Summer..

  • Project Runway

    • June 29, 2020 9:30 am - July 2, 2020 10:30 am

    Project Runway June 29 – July 2*  Ages 9-13 Instructor: Robin Hartmann *Please note this camp is 4 days, not 5 days long Join the next generation of fashionistas with this immersive fashion design camp! Design and create your own stunning, head-to-toe..

  • Video Game Design

    • July 6, 2020 9:30 am - July 10, 2020 10:30 am

    Video Game Design  July 6-10 Ages 9-13 Instructor: Ryan Tinney Learn the basics of video game development & create your very own video games with an editing software called Unity. Lessons & activities will introduce topics such as terrain, character movement, animation,..

  • All About Birds

    • July 13, 2020 9:30 am - July 17, 2020 10:30 am

    All About Birds July 13-17 Ages 5-10 Instructor: Lynne Gibb Spend a week exploring and observing our winged friends! We’ll nurture our local native birds by creating a clay birdbath, a bird feeder, a nesting materials flag, and more. Observe birds in..

  • Animation Antics

    • July 20, 2020 9:30 am - July 24, 2020 10:30 am

    Animation Antics July 20 – 24 Ages 10-13   Instructor: Frances Newberry Explore the magic of stop-motion animation this summer and make everyday objects come to life! Using their own smartphone or tablet, paper cutouts and found objects, campers will create their..

  • Amazing Animals

    • July 27, 2020 9:30 am - July 31, 2020 10:30 am

    Amazing Animals July 27 – July 31 Ages 5-10 Instructor: Natalie Jeanne Calling all animal lovers! This week, we will explore animals from all “walks” of life: koala bears, sea creatures, dogs and cats, oh my! Use watercolors, oil pastels, acrylic paints..

  • Mosaic Madness

    • August 3, 2020 9:30 am - August 7, 2020 10:30 am

      Mosaic Madness August 3-7 Ages 8-13 Instructor: Jamie Wiggins  Learn how “broken” things can be beautiful! In this multi-media camp, you’ll explore texture, color, transparency, and your surroundings (indoors and outside) for overlooked and underappreciated materials. With careful attention & composition,..

  • 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 through January 10th! Register by January 10th to receive 10% off tuition. Use promotion code WINTER20 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.  Click here for more information.

     

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    Garden of Hope

    2020 Creative Community Artist-in-Residence Project with Leesa Haapapuro

    Making art together (but apart) during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is committed to providing creative ways for our community members to engage in meaningful collaborative art making, even during this COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of self-isolation and personal safety concerns, now – more than ever – we need to find ways to feel like we’ll get through this together, and that our strength comes from our community.

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is holding fast to a mantra to stay safe, stay positive, and stay creative. With this in mind, we are proceeding with our annual spring artist residency – just a little differently this year.

    Our 2020 Creative Community Artist-in-Residence Leesa Haapapuro will be in “virtual residence” at Kennedy Heights Arts Center from April 20 – May 31. Working from her studio in Dayton, Ohio, Leesa will create a public art installation that is a message of hope from our community, to our community. This powerful message will be developed through online crowdsourcing from community members like yourself, then translated into the form of plants using “floriography”, the coded language of plants. This sculptural installation will eventually be installed on the front lawn of the Arts Center.

    GO DIRECTLY TO THE GARDEN OF HOPE WEBSITE: https://khartscenter.wixsite.com/garden-of-hope

    We also invite you to participate in the project by creating your own garden art so you can spread the message of hope with your neighbors! Leesa will be putting together “Garden of Hope kits” (sanitized for safety) with weather-resistant materials and instructions for making a flower or plant. The kits are free and can either be picked up or delivered to your home. Once completed, place your finished artwork in your own front yard, hang on your front door, or display in your window. As we all walk around the neighborhood, we will see and be inspired by these bright messages of positivity! The floriography list will be available online and included in the kit, so you and your neighbors can decode your plant messages.

    The deadline to request a Garden of Hope Kit has passed.

    If you got a kit and are participating in this project, THANK YOU for participating! Please try to finish your plant creations by May 31st.

    Leesa’s artist in residence is due to officially end at the end of May, and we’d really like to encourage our participants to complete their plant creations and flower messages by May 31st and to share them with us.

    We would love to hear about and see your projects! Snap a picture & tag us on Facebook or Instagram @khartscenter, #khacgardenofhope, or text a photo, your name, and/or comments to 512.382.4913. Add your creation to this website by emailing a picture of it to: residency@kennedyarts.org

    Eventually, once we can gather again, the intent is that community members can bring their smaller plants to the Arts Center to be added onto the art installation created by Leesa, and we’ll have a celebration of our “Garden of Hope!”

    Participants will discover how the process of sharing creativity and engaging in meaningful exchanges of ideas can create community. We hope that you will join us in contributing to this collaborative project.

    Have a kit, but need some additional materials? – request that HERE

    Participation is FREE, thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, and the Eleanora C. U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

    Leesa Haapapuro is an interdisciplinary artist from Dayton, Ohio, proficient in a wide variety of techniques from stone carving to welding to weaving. Leesa’s efforts to connect with others through her artistic practice are often radical and transformative. She has made socially-engaged, collaborative art projects and site-specific installations with more than 10 communities in Ohio. She received the City of Dayton’s Community Artist award and is a three-time recipient of The Montgomery County Regional Arts and Cultural Individual Artist Fellowship.

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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