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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. 

 

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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.

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

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2020 Creative Community Artist-in-Residence project with Leesa Haapapuro this Spring!

Leesa was in “virtual residence” at Kennedy Heights Arts Center from April 20 – May 31. Working from her studio in Dayton, Ohio, Leesa created four public art installations that serve as messages of hope from our community, to our community. These powerful messages were gleened from online submissions from community members, and translated into the form of plants using “floriography”, the coded language of plants.

The four sculptural installation sites are:

Kennedy Heights Arts Center (6546 Montgomery Road)

Woodford Paideia Academy (3716 Woodford Road)- this has since been removed. You can view pictures of it HERE.

Pleasant Ridge Branch Library (6233 Montgomery Road)

Pleasant Ridge Montessori (5945 Montgomery Road)

A special THANK YOU to our volunteer “Master Gardeners” (Mindy Burger, Michelle Reeves, Diane Roketenetz, Grace Severyn, Carrie Shotwell & family, and Joanie Weidner) who helped create some of the larger plants that make up the installation at Pleasant Ridge Montessori. ​

We had a wonderful response to our Garden of Hope kits, distributing a total of 86 free kits, which allowed community members to participate in the project by creating your own plant art to spread the message of hope with their neighbors! Completed plant arrangements now adorn front yards, front doors, and are displayed in windows. Take a walk around the neighborhood, and be inspired by these bright messages of positivity! View the interactive map to find other people’s creations. The floriography list is available online here, so you and your neighbors can decode the plant messages.

In conjunction with Leesa’s giant daisy installation at Woodford Paideia Academy, we also distributed 70 free daisy making kits for kids through our “Creativity Kit” program through Cincinnati Public Schools’ lunch pick-up times at the school. 

Thank you for joining us in contributing to this collaborative project!

Eventually, once we can gather again, the intent is that community members can bring their smaller plant creations 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!”

UPDATE: We are continuing our theme of Garden of Hope by planting Black-eyed Susans for JUSTICE in the front lawn of Kennedy Heights Arts Center to show our solidarity and advocate for an end to racism. Pick up a free black-eyed susan kit on the front porch of KHAC, make it at home, and plant it in the front yard of the Arts Center. 

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