Media Maker Lab Opens at Poughkeepsie High School

The Art Effect will be at Poughkeepsie High School this fall in the new Media Maker Lab creating a media education resource and classroom focused on providing digital literacy instruction to PHS students and media-related professional development for PHS faculty and staff.

This fall The Art Effect will working in the classroom with the students and faculty in ELA classes to create media texts in dialogue with The Best We Could Do, Thi Bui’s award-winning graphic novel (this year’s selection for the Poughkeepsie Public Library District’s 2021 Big Read).

The Art Effect will also be offering an Animation Lab on Mondays from 3-5pm this fall. PHS youth will have the chance to get animated, mastering various animation techniques including digital animation and stop-motion in this once-a-week after-school program using apps like KomaKoma, Procreate, and Flip-A-Clip. PCSD students can sign up by filling out this form online.