Lauren Hollick is a dedicated program director, educator, and alumna of The Art Effect who strives to create a flawless Art Institute pathway where students can gain the techniques, experience, and confidence needed to artistically thrive and impact the world around them. Lauren has an Associates in Art Studies at Dutchess Community College and a Bachelors in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. She has taught art in public & private schools, various non-profit art organizations, and at the SUNY New Paltz Saturday Arts Lab program. She has been actively involved in The Art Effect programs for over 8 years, including the Art Institute, Junior Art Institute, Empire After School Program, Arts for Healing, National Art Honor Society Chapter #2242, Dutchess/Ulster Arts Camps, and more. Her current mediums of choice for her personal work include oils, ink, charcoal, ceramics, gouache, animation and has been featured in many art exhibitions across the Hudson Valley and beyond.