Copy of Foundations in Digital Art and Animation

Are you an aspiring cartoonist, illustrator, or animator? Learn to create compelling and well-composed digital images, and then learn how to animate them using digital tools! Build a foundation towards your future with high-tech digital tools by learning the fundamentals of Procreate and the Adobe Suite to create self-portraits, expressive cartoons, learn how to digitally paint personal landscapes, and more. Short form and long form animations will be explored.

Foundations in Film and Animation

This class will be focused on transforming the students’ love of filmmaking into a broader set of skills they can use to express themselves and achieve their creative goals. Students will learn how to use camera angles, camera movement, lighting, sound design and editing to tell their stories.

Exploring Film & Media Art

This class will be primarily focused on instilling a love for digital art making and the moving image through personal expression and basic compositional principles, editing, and digital filmmaking. Students will also get an introduction to basic storytelling techniques digital/visual mediums and animation through digital painting, .gifs, and stop-motion techniques.

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

Exploring Media Art & Film

This class will be primarily focused on instilling a love for digital artmaking and the moving image. Students will be encouraged to see the art form as both fun and an outlet for personal expression. The class will introduce students to the basic storytelling techniques for digital/visual mediums and animation. This will include an introduction to digital painting, .gifs, and stop-motion techniques, as well as basic compositional principles, editing, and the use of sound in digital filmmaking.

Foundations in Digital Art and Animation

Are you an aspiring cartoonist, illustrator, or animator? Learn to create compelling and well-composed digital images, and then learn how to animate them using digital tools! Build a foundation towards your future with high-tech digital tools by learning the fundamentals of Procreate and the Adobe Suite to create self-portraits, expressive cartoons, learn how to digitally paint personal landscapes, and more. Short form and long form animations will be explored.

Fall Spark Studios

Fall MADLab

Adventures in the Arts: Session 2

Get animated, dig into clay, paint imaginary worlds, and more in this all-encompassing arts class that takes young artists on a new creative adventure every week!  Each project explores a different medium or art concept while introducing children to the fantastical world of art.

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

Exploring Media Art & Video

This class will focus on instilling a love for digital art making and the moving image through personal expression, basic compositional principles, editing, and digital filmmaking. Students will get an introduction to basic storytelling techniques, digital/visual mediums, and animation through digital painting, .gifs, and stop-motion techniques.

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

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