Junior Art Institute – Session 3 – Fine Arts Major

Experience the first steps of developing an art portfolio with like minded young artists of all levels in a positive and creative space. Learn new skills in drawing, painting, digital art, mixed media and more to turn your ideas into impressive finished work. Supportive instructors guide you on advancing your studio practices and developing a strong artmaking process to pursue your artistic goals. You will learn the basics of composition, color schemes, proportions, perspective, depth, and more through a combination of observational & conceptual artmaking. Family and friends are invited to celebrate your progress on the last day of class to view your artwork displayed in the Final Showcase, an exhibition that all students work together to curate and hang. 

Choose either a Fine Arts major or a Digital Arts major:

  • Fine Arts majors focus on introducing studio practices and developing techniques using various paints, pastels, charcoal, ink, and more during most of their day. Fine Arts majors will minor in Digital Art 
  • Digital Arts Majors learn the foundations of photo manipulation, photography, animation, and digital illustration & painting while exploring different forms of technology and proper equipment usage. Digital Art majors will minor in Fine Art

Take your artistic passion to the next level in the Junior Art Institute and emerge with artwork that portrays your unique narrative!

Read The Art Effect's COVID-19 Safety Plan here

Early drop-off/late pick-up available for an additional fee. Please email cory@thearteffect.org or call 845-471-7477 to confirm.

Early Drop off: 8:15-8:45am, $20 per child per day

Late Pick up: 4:15-4:45pm, $20 per child per day

Scholarships are available to those in economic need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to morgan@thearteffect.org.

Foundations in Digital Art & Illustration

Learn to use various digital tools such as Procreate and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to create compelling and well-composed digital images, animated gifs, photo collages and more. Develop a real or fictional band/musician or DJ persona and create album artwork, posters, and other digital content to kickstart any young artist’s digital career!

Scholarships are available to those in economic need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to info@thearteffect.org.

Foundations in Drawing & Painting

In this course, you will hone skills in composition, value, texture and color through challenges and exercises that take your drawing and painting skills to the next level. Learn how to utilize perspective, color schemes, shape, line, form, and classic art techniques to produce artworks in charcoal, acrylics, and other mediums.
Students are required to bring 9”x12” sketchbooks.

Scholarships are available to those in economic need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to info@thearteffect.org.

Foundations in Digital Art and Illustration

Learn to use various digital tools such as Procreate and Apple Pencils to create compelling and well-composed digital images, animated gifs, fantastical landscapes, photo collages and more.

**No class 3/27 or 4/17 (Easter Sunday)

Read The Art Effect's COVID-19 Safety Plan here

Foundations in Drawing and Painting

In this course, you will hone skills in composition, value, texture and color through challenges and exercises that take your drawing and painting skills to the next level. Learn how to utilize perspective, color schemes, shape, line, form, and classic art techniques to produce artworks in charcoal, acrylics, and other mediums.

Read The Art Effect's COVID-19 Safety Plan here

Foundations in Film and Animation

This class will focus on transforming your love of filmmaking and stop motion animation into a broader set of skills you can use to express yourself and achieve your creative goals. Learn how to use camera angles, camera movement, lighting, sound design and editing to tell your stories.

Read The Art Effect's COVID-19 Safety Plan here

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