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Art Portfolio Photography Day on October 15th!

Come to a free, drop-in Art Portfolio Photography Day hosted by The Art Effect!

Bring your art portfolio and get your pieces photographed, perfect for participants to show college representatives in the upcoming Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Week!

When: Saturday October 15th, 12-4pm

Where: Trolley Barn Gallery, 489 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.

First 5 photos are free, then $2 per additional image. Photos will be sent via email in the following week.

No registration required.

Register for fall art classes

fall art classes

Dynamic programming at The Art Effect combines both visual art and media art in immersive, experiential courses that allow children to experience, explore and excel in the arts. Fall 2022 art classes begin September 18 with the exception of Senior Project beginning on September 8.

Click on any of the classes listed below for more information or to register online:

Adventures in Shadow Puppets, ages 5-8
Adventures in the Arts, ages 4-7
Exploring Drawing & Painting, ages 8-11
Exploring Puppetry, ages 8-11
Foundations in Digital Art & Illustration, ages 11-14
Foundations in Drawing & Painting, ages 11-14
Foundations in Printmaking, ages 11-14
Portfolio Development Foundations, ages 14-19
Portfolio in Character Design & Comics, ages 14-19
Portfolio in Digital Illustration, ages 14-19
Portfolio in Drawing & Painting, ages 14-19
Portfolio in the Human Figure, ages 14-adult
Senior Project *Must be a high school junior, senior or gap year student

Partial scholarships are available to those in economic need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to


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The MADLab (Media/Art/Design Lab) – formerly Habilidad, Media Magic and Project Able, is an “earn while you learn” arts career exploration and job skills training program that addresses the needs of youth facing multiple barriers to employment in year-round after-school programs and an intensive 8-week summer session.

Portfolio Development

Each year our students produce thousands of works. Here are just a few from our Portfolio Development program for high school students.

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Senior Project

The most rigorous course currently offered at the Art Institute is Senior Project, the capstone of The Art Effect’s portfolio development programming. Modeled after a senior thesis college course, students work on a theme for 12 weeks with an artist/mentor. Students present a new work each week along with touch-ups made to the work from the previous week, generally completing the program with a body of work comprised of 12 pieces.

Spark Studios

Spark Studios Media Producers will learn the ropes of a fully functioning film set while learning workplace skills, receiving training in camera operation and filmmaking techniques, and gaining experience with production software, technology, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Below are videos created during Spark Studios and The Art Effect’s Filmmaking Intensives:
Poughkeepsie, Connected
Santa Woman

Junior Art Instittue

The Junior Art Institute teaches foundational skills necessary for advanced study to students ages 11-14. Below is a gallery of work created by students in the program.

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