Portfolio Development Foundations

Ages 14-19

  • September 22, 2022 - December 7, 2022
  • 10 Thursdays, 6-8pm, *No class Nov 3rd or 24th*
  • Location:

    45 Pershing Avenue Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Teacher: Morgan Suter
  • Non-members: $500
  • Members: $475

Learn what it takes to start advancing beyond art basics and begin building a scholarship-worthy portfolio. You will become proficient in drawing and painting human anatomy, proportions, landscapes, still lifes, and more, while learning to draw from observation and creating original works that blend the observation with the imagination. This class will prepare students for advanced classes such as Intermediate Portfolio and other specialty Portfolio classes.

Students are required to bring a 9”x12” 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.