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.

    MADLab Intensive: Digital Photography – Reel Exposure Intensive

    Get into the action of teen storytelling through photos, videos, and response art! Learn how to react to, recreate, and respond to works of art from teenagers across the country by capturing your own photos and producing your own videos! 

    Stipend = $50 per youth
     

    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

    Foundations in Digital Art and Illustration

    Learn to create compelling and well-composed digital images using various digital tools.  Students will learn the fundamentals of Photoshop to create self-portraits, expressive cartoons, learn how to digitally paint landscapes, and more. 

     

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Junior Art Institute – Session 1 – Digital 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.

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