Plein Air

Ages 14-19

  • May 25, 2024 - June 29, 2024
  • 6 Saturdays, 1-4pm
  • Location:
    Pershing Studios
    45 Pershing Avenue Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Teacher: Morgan Suter
  • Non-members: $400
  • Members: $380

Students will take their skills to the outdoors, learning to markmake from observing the environment around them. Challenging their sense of color, perspective and composition as the day goes through its natural changes. Students will detail landscapes in different locations and create a small compelling portfolio. This class is capped at 8 students.

Students will meet at different locations each week, including 1 longer class for a visit to Storm King Arts Center. After registration families will receive additional forms and information about rain dates.


Students are required to bring a sketchbook.

Scholarships are available to those in economic need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to .

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Morgan Suter, a former student of The Art Effect, earned her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She started teaching Figure Drawing and Painting in 2021 at The Art Effect and hopes to earn her MFA eventually and continue teaching. Morgan primarily works in oil paint and largely focuses on self portraiture, though she occasionally dabbles in soft pastels while using acrylic, gouache, and pencil regularly, and encourages the use and practice of multiple mediums.