Summer Art Institute – Session 2 – Digital Art & Illustration Major

Excel your artistic knowledge, techniques, and studio practices by learning from a supportive and knowledgeable team of Teaching Artists. Share this experience with other like minded individuals who have their sights set on pursuing a career in the arts. Emerge with an impressive portfolio including both digital and fine art that highlight a strengthened understanding of color theory, composition, narrative, creative intention, and more. Create a balance between an observational and conceptual style with a strong focus on how to design pieces to include your personal voice. Develop an advanced artistic vocabulary and receive constructive critique on your work from peers and teaching artists. You will have a hand in curating, hanging, and presenting your sessions’ artwork for the Final Showcase art exhibition where your family and friends are invited to celebrate your work. 

Students can choose between three majors:

  • Drawing & Painting – Intermediate artists ready to begin their journey in portfolio development will receive guidance in what colleges look for in a strong portfolio and how to begin to develop pieces with foundational techniques using various paints, inks, charcoals, pastels, and more. 
  • Digital Art & Illustration – Intermediate and advanced digital artists will focus on broadening your knowledge about digital tools, resources, and programs to take your work to the next level. Utilize these skills to create stunning original digital illustrations, paintings, animations, and photo manipulations. 
  • Advanced Drawing & Painting – Advanced level, dedicated students ready to strengthen their artistic knowledge will dive deeper into advanced artistic techniques, practices, and principals. Expand your skills and portray how you see the world using various paints, ink, charcoals, pastels, and more. Advanced Drawing and Painting students will receive a portfolio review from esteemed colleges and learn about the programs they offer. 
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    ** All students will experience both digital and fine artmaking. A major is just your main focus**

    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.

    Ulster Arts Camp – SUNY New Paltz – Week 2

    Make sure your child has a safe and creative summer. At The Art Effect’s summer arts camps, children can explore their artistic abilities and have fun working on creative projects in person, socially distanced and outside as much as possible at Ulster Arts Camp in New Paltz.

    The Art Effect’s PCSD Summer Art Program

    Children will explore their artistic abilities and enhance their ELA (English Language Arts) and Math skills at this FREE summer program for Poughkeepsie Central School District Children going into grades 4 & 5. Students will engage in various art-making activities including digital media, visual arts, dance, and more while sharpening their literacy and Math this summer.

    Ulster Arts Camp – SUNY New Paltz – Week 1

    Make sure your child has a safe and creative summer. At The Art Effect’s summer arts camps, children can explore their artistic abilities and have fun working on creative projects in person, socially distanced and outside as much as possible at Ulster Arts Camp in New Paltz.

    MADLab: Summer Youth Employment

    Dive into the world of media, art, and design! Gain visual arts and graphic design skills while creating public art in and around Poughkeepsie! MadLab participants will work across various sectors of art, including photography, painting, drawing, digital art, and mixed media as they work with professional artists and learn leadership and communication skills


    Stipend = $12.50 per youth

    Spark Studios: Summer Youth Employment

    Gain Skills in Filmmaking and videography while producing high-quality media work for clients while creating a professional portfolio! Youth hone their sound-mixing and video skills as they work on projects focused on the community of Poughkeepsie’s stories and ideas.


    Stipend = $12.50 / hour

    Dutchess Arts Camp – POK – Week 4

    Make sure your child has a safe and creative summer. At The Art Effect’s summer arts camps, children can explore their artistic abilities and have fun working on creative projects in person, socially distanced and outside as much as possible at Dutchess Arts Camp in Poughkeepsie.

    Dutchess Arts Camp – POK – Week 2

    Make sure your child has a safe and creative summer. At The Art Effect’s summer arts camps, children can explore their artistic abilities and have fun working on creative projects in person, socially distanced and outside as much as possible at Dutchess Arts Camp in Poughkeepsie.

    Dutchess Arts Camp – POK – Week 3

    Make sure your child has a safe and creative summer. At The Art Effect’s summer arts camps, children can explore their artistic abilities and have fun working on creative projects in person, socially distanced and outside as much as possible at Dutchess Arts Camp in Poughkeepsie.

    Summer Art Institute – Session 1 In Person

    The Art Effect’s Summer Art Institute (SAI) is for artistically motivated teens ages 14-19 to develop their creativity and build skills that prepare them for advanced artistic study and careers in the visual arts. This summer will be taught by Rick Price, Director of the Summer Art Institute, and the focus will be drawing and painting.

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