3 Ways Your Child Can Enjoy Art This Summer:

Spend your summer with The Art Effect! With programs for children ages 4-19, your child will develop personally and professionally while gaining the tools necessary to explore the arts, strengthen their creative voices, and gain meaningful experiences. Take a look at what’s happening this summer: Dutchess Arts Camps: Ages 4-12 Each week brings a new adventure! Camp directors create wonderfully imaginative weekly themes and professional teaching artists develop creative projects around them, using visual, media, and performing arts to foster self-expression and creativity. Campers will be immersed in colors, lines, shapes, textures, fabrics, clay, and sound as they develop new ideas and learn new skills. Weekly sessions offered July 8 – August 16th. Three locations: Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie Day School) Red Hook (Red Hook Community Center) Millbrook (Alden Place Elementary School) NEW! Ulster Arts Camp: Ages 4-12 The Art Effect is moving into Ulster County this summer! Our signature youth arts program is now offered in New Paltz on the campus of SUNY New Paltz. Join us for our inaugural season across the river! Junior Art Institute: Ages 11 – 14 The Junior Art Institute is for mid-level students to focus on developing their skills in drawing, painting, photography and filmmaking while helping them prepare for intensive visual arts instruction in high school and beyond. Held in the studios of Dutchess Community College along with its sister program The Art Institute, students will explore the foundations of good artmaking practices in a variety of media. Film & Photography studies will build students’ understanding of storytelling, conceptualism, and digital equipment while Drawing & Painting studies will expand their understanding of composition, color relationships, visual art techniques and more. There are three two-week sessions offered: July 1 – July 12,  July 15–26, and July 29 – Aug 9. To learn more, visit our website. The Art Institute: Ages 14-19 Located in the Fine Arts Studios and Photo Lab at Dutchess Community College, the summer sessions of The Art Institute are for motivated teens to develop their creativity, build skills in the visual arts, and prepare portfolios for college. Professional artists serve as teachers and mentors, encouraging students to build their skills while becoming well-rounded and diversified in the visual arts. There are two two-week sessions offered: July 1  – July 19 and July 22 – August 9 with a residential option offered in Session 2. **Residential Program (July 21 – August 9) Enjoy the same great Art Institute summer day program while receiving added bonuses. Participants will enjoy special evening activities, additional challenging night workshops (Tuesday–Thursday), and rewarding weekend art excursions while living in the dorms on campus at Dutchess Community College. Meals and accommodations included. Spaces in our summer programs are likely to fill up with the warmer months approaching – register today! If you have any questions, please contact us at 845.471.7477 or email info@thearteffect.org.