summer junior art institute

Junior Art Institute

Junior Art Institute Character

This summer’s Junior Art Institute takes a child’s love of art to the next level through the discovery of creative self expression while learning new skills in painting, 3-D sculptures, and mixed media. Projects intended for middle school youth ages 11-14 are adaptable to the level and interest of each student through a “child centered” teaching approach. 

Junior Art Institute – Digital Art Major
Poughkeepsie, NY
9am-4pm |  Choose one or more week sessions below

July 4 – July 15
July 18 – July 29
August 1 – August 12

Junior Art Institute – Fine Art Major
Poughkeepsie, NY
9am-4pm |  Choose one or more week sessions below

July 4 – July 15
July 18 – July 29
August 1 – August 12

Skills and Techniques

Students ages 11-13 explore digital illustration, digital photography, drawing, painting, filmmaking, and/or mixed media and help define their creative direction in preparation for more advanced visual arts instruction in high school and beyond. 

Students explore the foundations of good artmaking practices including:

  • Composition
  • Color relationships
  • Camera fundamentals
  • Portraits
  • Motion photography
  • Editing tools
  • Storyboards
  • Lighting
  • Character design
  • Illustration
  • Line drawing
  • Painting
  • And more

Virtual Junior Art Institute

In addition to in-person arts camps, The Art Effect’s Arts Camp Video Packages include ten video lessons designed specifically by experienced teaching artists for each age group. Videos include drawing & painting, mixed media collage, and puppetry, with special lessons on how to make your own clay and paper-mache! Click here for more information.

Become a member of The Art Effect to receive member pricing on camps and year-round arts courses. As a member, you will also receive invitations to exciting events like our annual gala – Art After Dark – and the Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photo Festival. More importantly, your membership helps us build a bright, creative future for youth in the Hudson Valley. Call 845.471.7477 or go online to thearteffect.org/membership to join today!