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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Summer Art Institute – Session 2 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.

JAI Session 3 – In Person

Take your love of art to the next level in this program for middle school-aged students. Young artists will discover the power of creative self-expression while learning new skills in painting portraits and landscapes, creating 3-D sculptures, and experimenting with mixed media. Projects will be adaptable to the level and interest of each individual student.

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.