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Apply to Spring Workforce Programs!

The Art Effect is now accepting applications for the Spring 2023 session of its two workforce development programs, Spark Studios and MADLab (Media, Arts, Design Lab). These workforce programs are arts-based career and skills training experiences.

MADLab runs January 23 – March 29, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 3:00-5:30pm and is an “earn while you learn” arts-based career and skills training program that trains youth in:

  • Visual art, graphic design, and portfolio development skills
  • Managing public art, sculptural installation, and placekeeping projects

Spark Studios runs January 24 – March 30, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm and is a filmmaking and videography program for youth interested in developing their film production and professional skills including:

  • Working with clients on commercial videos
  • Bringing a creative vision to life across stages of production

Students who complete either program earn a $150 stipend. Applicants must be Dutchess County residents ages 14-19

Apply Now!

2022 Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photography Festival

Reel Exposure 2022
Wednesday – Friday, May 4, 5 & 6
Re-watch this year’s festival below!

Snag a digital program to learn more about all the amazing work in the festival!

Photography Exhibition
Trolley Barn Gallery, 489 Main St. Poughkeepsie
View the virtual gallery.


Reel Exposure Winners

Photography:
First Place: “Audiophile” Risa Darlington-Horta
Second Place: “Frozen Over” Aaliyah Loverso
Third Place: “684” Andres Perez
Audience Choice Award: “Frozen Over” Aaliyah Loverso

Film:
First Place: Think Like A Filmmaker — by Eli Berliner
Second Place: Beth — by Ava Bounds
Third Place: Take heart! — by Lillith Jörg
Audience Choice Award: Cry About It – by Amani Jamal

Reel Exposure International Film and Photo Festival 2022

Virtual Short Film Screenings Part II with Awards, and Artist Q&A

Currently viewable on Facebook & YouTube

Don’t miss the the final night of the Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photo Festival featuring a final screening, an awards ceremony, and a Q&A with some of the filmmakers and photographers whose work was featured in Reel Exposure.
Featuring:
Think Like A Filmmaker — by Eli Berliner *First Place Winner*
Cry About It — by Amani Jamal
Hook, Line, and Sinker — by Hudson Price
She— by Eva Li
Take heart! — by Lillith Jörg *Third Place Winner*

Virtual Short Film Screenings Part I

Currently viewable on Facebook & YouTube

Watch the first half of the Reel Exposure Festival’s Short Film Showcase with us tonight, as we all get together virtually for some exciting films from all over the world.
Featuring:
Beth — by Ava Bounds *Second Place Winner*
Eidolon — by Zev Marinoff
It’s Getting Bad Again — by Sarah Reyes
DON’T OPEN THAT BOX! — by Mason Jones
The Girl Who Cried Sick — by Ruby Taylor
She Can’t Control Herself — by WVN Productions

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About Reel Exposure

Reel Exposure Film & Photo Festival features photography and youth-produced short films – animations, documentaries, dramas, horror, and comedies – created by talented young artists from across the world.

Reel Exposure encompasses all of The Art Effect’s goals: to encourage youth creativity, to invigorate our local community through the arts, and to showcase the incredible work done by this next generation of media-makers.

The Art Effect’s annual event encourages youth creativity, invigorates the local community
through the arts, and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of artists from around the globe and right here in Poughkeepsie!

“Seeing a film you put all of this work into actually get attention, to have people genuinely enjoy something you made at Reel Exposure, it’s really special, especially when you’re just starting out. It was a call to action for me, like, ‘This is something you’re supposed to do, keep at it!” – Matthew Hamilton, 2020 Reel Exposure Participant

About the Photography Exhibition

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Professional and youth jurors selected photographs from submissions from teens ages 13-19 across the world. In the past, submissions have come from Singapore, Italy, Islamic Republic of Iran, and the United States. Opening with a public reception, this exciting youth exhibition remains on display at the Trolley Barn Gallery and is accompanied by a virtual gallery tour for those unable to attend. Photography Exhibition opening will be on May 4, 2022.

About the Film Festival

Viewers can expect to see a mix of film genres in film festival lineup, including animations, documentaries, dramas, horror, and comedies from teen filmmakers. 12 short films will be screened virtually on May 5-6, 2022. In the past, submissions have come from The United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Mexico, China, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Inspired by the amazing photographs and films young artists around the world are creating? Please consider donating to The Art Effect to help support the youth arts programming taking place in the Hudson Valley right now!

Reel Exposure is supported in part by monies received from the New York State Council On The Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Vassar Brothers Institute Donor Advisor Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Spark Studios Fall Program Has Begun for New Students

Spark Studios students are learning the basic fundamentals of photography this fall with a new group of teens ages 14-19. This semester, students learn filmmaking and videography in order to develop their film production and professional skills including:

  • Working with clients on commercial videos
  •  Bringing a creative vision to life across stages of production

Youth who complete Spark Studios can earn a $100 stipend. The Art Effect’s Youth Workforce Training Programs empowers youth to develop their artistic voice to shape their futures by giving them the opportunity to develop real skills, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals.

Check out this behind the scenes video create by Spark Studios intern Leo. Over the past week, students have learned the concept photography and are working together to create artistic photos to submit to Reel Exposure International Film and Photography Festival and the Scholastic Arts & Writing competition!

Fall semester of Spark Studios runs September 27 – November 17, 2022, 3:00-5:30pm at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, 8 North Cherry Street, Third Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12508

Spark Studios teaches film and media arts to empower youth’s voices, build workforce development skills, provide paid work experience, and help students get on a path to college and career success. Youth in Spark Studios learn filmmaking, photography, digital media production, and create media projects in teams and for community clients.

Learn more about Spark Studios: https://thearteffect.org/programs/spark-studios

Apply to Fall Workforce Programs

MADLab | September 26 – November 16
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 3-5:30pm
Youth who successfully complete the program earn a stipend of $100.

MADLab is an “earn while you learn” arts-based career and skills training program that trains youth in:

  • Visual art, graphic design, and website development skills
  • Managing public art and social media marketing projects

Spark Studios | September 27 – November 17
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays, 3-5:30pm

Youth who successfully complete the program earn a stipend of $100.

Spark Studios is a filmmaking and videography program for youth interested in developing their film production and professional skills including:

  • Working with clients on commercial videos
  • Bringing a creative vision to life across stages of production

Youth Curatorial Team | October 4 – December 14
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays, 3-5:30pm

Youth who successfully complete the program earn a stipend of $500.

Learn how to make and curate a real gallery exhibition! Students are mentored by experts in the field of art and museums!

  • Museum curation and gallery exhibition
  • Public speaking and project management

Register for fall art classes

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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 cory@thearteffect.org.

Spring Workforce Intensives

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The Art Effect’s 2022 Spring Break Intensives are open to students age 14-19 who live in Dutchess County.

Monday – Friday, April 11-15, 12-5pm
Trip April 11 to NYC to visit the artists’ studios of BoogieRez.

Students can choose from one of these exciting programs:

In the Public Art & Design Intensive, youth will will work with guest artists BoogieRez to create elements of public art installation to be unveiled at this fall’s PKX: Wonderland Festival, as well as original public art sculpture designs.

In the Video Production & Editing Intensive, youth will learn to produce short documentary films, from producing and capturing “fly on the wall” footage to learning the ins and outs of editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Youth who successfully complete an intensive will earn a $100 stipend.

Spark Students Featured in Black Girlhood Exhibition

The Art Effect is proud to share that three of Spark Studios students are featured in the Picturing Black Girlhood: Moments of Possibility exhibition at Rutgers University from February 17 to July 2, 2022. Leila Zachary, Kalecia Douglas, and Olivia Barker-Duncan will be three of over eighty photographers and filmmakers featured in the exhibit.

Screenshot from Leila Zachary’s accepted video

Exhibition Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12-5 pm, Thursday 12-8 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm. Admission is free.

The exhibition features over 150 works by Black women, girls, and genderqueer artists, ranging in age from 8 to 94, and focuses on exploring the common theme of Black girlhood. The exhibition will span across all three of the main exhibition floors of Express Newark at Rutgers University-Newark and put the work of Black girls alongside that of Black women, centering Black girls as the subjects, artists, and agents of their own lives. Learn more about the exhibition here.

“The Art Effect could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication of its students, teachers, and staff,” said Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, Executive Director at The Art Effect, “To be featured in such an incredible, transformative artistic experience goes to show the sheer amount of potential that our students harness. The Art Effect believes that art can truly impact not only the lives of its students, but also inspire positive social change by conveying to others the importance and power of art.”

Spark Studios allows students to hone their professional skills and gain real-world experiences to excel in film and media arts. Spark Studios goes beyond simple instruction by teaching students how to use art as a way to learn more about their past, their present, and their future. They learn how to take the experiences that have shaped them into who they are and transform them into impactful works. Leila Zachary, Kalecia Douglas, and Olivia Barker-Duncan are three great examples of how Spark Studios has helped teach students to embrace their histories and shape them into significant works. Learn more about Spark Studios here.

Reel Exposure Film and Photo Festival

We are still looking for imaginative and original short films and photos made by young people around the world to be screened at the 2022 Reel Exposure Festival in Poughkeepsie, NY! Submit to Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photo Festival before February 6.

Learn more about the festival and register here.

About Reel Exposure

Reel Exposure Film & Photo Festival features photography and youth-produced short films – animations, documentaries, dramas, horror, and comedies – created by talented young artists from across the world.

Reel Exposure encompasses all of The Art Effect’s goals: to encourage youth creativity, to invigorate our local community through the arts, and to showcase the incredible work done by this next generation of media-makers.

The Art Effect’s annual event encourages youth creativity, invigorates the local community through the arts, and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of artists from around the globe and right here in Poughkeepsie!

Prizes include up to $500 in cash! 

– Films must be under 10 minutes in length 
– 3-5 photos may be submitted per category 
– The showcase will be held on May 6, 2022

Spark Studios Behind The Scenes

Community Changemakers

Spark Studios produced a series of videos in the summer and fall 2020 for Scenic Hudson’s community change maker series.
Many Spark Studios students worked on filming and editing, student, Jae Jones took the job as lead editor on these videos! 

Watch them all here: https://northsideconnected.com/es/community-changemakers

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