Intermediate Portfolio in Drawing & Painting

Learn how to elevate your observation and rendering skills to create a highly- developed fine art portfolio! Use the tools of drawing and painting, mixed media, and experimental conceptual works to create a body of work that focuses on solidifying a personal vision and voice. This class is ideal for artists looking to make the transition from mostly observation-based works into creating conceptual works with mostly imaginative elements.

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

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

Multi-Media Portraiture

Learn how to create compelling portraits across a variety of media, including acrylics, charcoal, pastels, and mixed media. This class will focus on human facial features and proportions, as well as techniques for capturing expressions and gestures. Students will investigate color, light, concept, and narrative, creating a body of work that reflects the artist's personal voice.

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

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

Portfolio in Character Design & Comics

Design and tell your own visual story panel by panel using traditional materials such as bristol board paper, pencils, tracing paper, sable brushes, india ink. Referencing film, video, comic books and comic strips, you will learn how to break down ideas into the "keyframes" in your story. Emphasis will also be placed on the overall look of comic pages within the ‘Elements of Art’ including line quality, shading, variety, emphasis, and perspective.

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

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

Portfolio in the Human Figure

Bring the human form to captivating life through in-depth figure work! In this class, artists will delve into color theory and value to create painted renderings of live nude models. Learn to develop dynamic compositions of figures within an interior space. Students will develop a heightened awareness of color, light, and form. Through working directly from observation, students will gain perspective on the intricacies of representational figurative art.

No class on Sunday 4/9 for Easter Weekend.

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

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 Figure Drawing

New to figure drawing? In this class, you’ll learn the basics of observational figure drawing, with a focus on grasping the fundamentals of human anatomy and proportion as well as working from general to specific (gestalt theory) to capture lifelike poses and gestures. Students work primarily with charcoal and work with live nude models

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

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

Portfolio Development Foundations

Develop a unique, dynamic portfolio while expanding on your fundamental drawing and painting skills. Primarily working from observation, you will learn to balance life drawing with imaginative and photo based references. This class will prepare students for advanced classes such as Intermediate Portfolio and other specialty Portfolio classes.

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

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

Experimental Video Art

Everyone knows how to take a video these days, but it takes an artist to elevate video to the next level. In this class, you’ll explore using the camera like a paintbrush to capture nontraditional shots, angles, and movements to create moods and feelings in audiences. Experimenting with editing of visuals and audio, filming techniques, and even the mode of presentation, you’ll learn to create worlds, sights, and experiences beyond standard films.

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 & Illustration

Learn to elevate your drawing skills to strengthen your grasp of texture, proportion, shading and perspective by creating representational works. You will learn techniques for creating complex narratives through form, line, and dynamic perspectives. You will work from reference material as well as draw from observation and work with charcoal, pastels, colored pencils and inks.

No class on Sunday 4/9 for Easter Weekend.

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

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 Painting

Learn to elevate your painting skills through strengthening your grasp of composition, color, value, and proportions. Young artists will focus on working from observation to create representational works using watercolors, acrylics, tempera and mixed media, including still lifes, landscapes, and self-portraits.

No class on Friday 4/7 for Easter Weekend.

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

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 Film

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

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