Youth Arts Education

Our Youth Arts Education Program is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary initiative designed for children and teens during out-of-school hours. Named "Best Community Art Center" by Columbus Parent Magazine in consecutive years, the program includes an eight-week summer arts camp, and annual spring and winter arts academies.

Carefully tailored to the needs of students in first grade through ninth grade, and administered by local artists in partnership with our professional staff, our scientifically based arts education curriculum provides hands-on opportunities to explore dance, visual arts, theatre, music, and more.

The King Arts Complex offers professional quality performing arts opportunities for students studying dance, music, and theater. Students are encouraged to express themselves, emphasizing creativity and experimentation through age-appropriate projects, themes and skills. Performing opportunities include recitals, theater productions, and community performances.

Youth Arts Academies

  • Youth Arts Academies coincide with Columbus City Schools spring and winter breaks.
  • Instruction by professional artists in dance, theater, music, visual art, and literature. Field trips and meals provided.

 

To SIGN UP for Spring Academy or Summer Academy, click here > https://goo.gl/forms/BD8CL156RQzJwPtP2

 

Going Green Spring Academy
April 22-April 26 | 9 AM-4 PM
Before-Care: 7:30-9 AM
Aftercare: 4-5:30 PM

The King Arts Complex Spring Academy runs throughout the Columbus City Schools spring recess. This year’s theme is Going Green — spring is the time for rebirth, rejuvenation, and renewal. Youth, ages 5 - 13, will learn about gardening and all its benefits. Sessions will include harvesting and planting seeds, healthy cooking and science demos, and the use of organic materials to create unique art projects.

Sponsored by Franklin County Community Partnership, Honda, Cardinal Health Foundation, U.S. Bank, Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands, Motorists Insurance Group, and Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Registration Fee: $25
Programming: $115
Before-care: $25
Aftercare: $25
Before-care & Aftercare: $40

All participants must submit a medical release form on or before the first day of the program. 

 

Summer Academy

June 3-August 2, 2019
9am-4pm
Before-care: 7:30am-9am
Aftercare: 4pm-5:30pm

Summer Arts Camp is an eight-week, all day program themed around the Black Arts Movement. Black Aesthetics Movement or BAM was the name given to a group of black poets, artists, dramatists, musicians, and writers who emerged in the wake of the Black Power Movement. Youth participants will be exposed to the artists, works, and mediums of this era.

Registration fee: $20
Programming: $125
Before-care: $25
Aftercare: $25
Before-care & Aftercare: $40

All participants must submit a medical release form on or before the first day of the program.