Portfolio in Comics & Sequential Art

This class will train young artists to tell a visual story panel by panel. Referencing film, video, comic books and comic strips students will learn how to break down their ideas into the "keyframes" of their story. Emphasis will also be placed on the overall look of their comic pages within the ‘Elements of Art’ including line quality, shading, variety, emphasis, and perspective. This course uses traditional materials such as bristol board paper, pencils, tracing paper, sable brushes, india ink.

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.

Portfolio in Comics & Sequential Art: Session 2

Comics are a powerful storytelling medium immediately accessible to anyone. This class will train young artists to tell a visual story panel by panel. Referencing film, video, comic books and comic strips students will learn how to break down their ideas into the “keyframes” of their story. Emphasis will also be placed on the overall look of their comic pages within the Elements of Art including line quality, darks and lights, variety, emphasis, and perspective. This course uses traditional materials (bristol board paper, pencils, tracing paper, sable brushes, india ink.)

Portfolio Development Foundations: Session 1

Gain foundational skills in drawing and painting! Become proficient in drawing and painting the basics of human anatomy, proportions, landscapes, still lifes, and more, while learning to draw from observation as well as to create original work that blends the observational with the imaginative. Learn what you need to get beyond basics and begin building a scholarship-worthy portfolio. This class will prepare you for more advanced classes such as Intermediate Portfolio and other specialty Portfolio classes.

Portfolio Development Foundations: Session 2

Gain foundational skills in drawing and painting! Become proficient in drawing and painting the basics of human anatomy, proportions, landscapes, still lifes, and more, while learning to draw from observation as well as to create original work that blends the observational with the imaginative. Learn what you need to get beyond basics and begin building a scholarship-worthy portfolio. This class will prepare you for more advanced classes such as Intermediate Portfolio and other specialty Portfolio classes.

Intermediate Portfolio Development

Refine your observation and rendering skills to create a sophisticated fine art portfolio! You will learn a variety of different mediums and hear from working artists who are experts in each field. You will begin by working from observation using the tools of drawing and painting, and then move onto mixed media, sculpture, photography, and experimental works. Your focus will be on using new and familiar tools to produce innovative work that solidifies your personal vision and vice. This class will prepare you for the rigors of Advanced Portfolio Development.

Portfolio in Digital Art and Graphic Design: Session 2

Already understand the fundamentals of drawing and painting? Want to level up your skills by exploring digital tools? Then this class is the perfect fit for you. Through self-portraits, personal landscapes, cartoon-ish stylizations, texture mapping, and surreal image-making, students will gain a strong understanding of how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to express their creativity while also enhancing their ability to control and manipulate the basic elements of art in the digital world.

Portfolio in Photography & Documentary Film

Gain mastery in the tools of digital multimedia creation, including photography, capturing video, non-linear editing, and podcast production! In this class, you’ll add depth and conceptual texture to your portfolio by learning how to produce works which span a multitude of digital media formats. You’ll learn how to use single lens reflex 35mm digital cameras, including how to use a light meter and different focal length lenses. You’ll also gain skills in professional lighting for both still photography and video shoots, as well as audio production, video production and editing, and digital image editing to create works that manipulate audio visual, and time-based elements while also creating a dynamic and impressive multimedia portfolio for yourself as an artist.

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.

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