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The Art Effect strives to be a catalyst for youth empowerment and community engagement through the arts and media across the Hudson Valley. We are dedicated to fostering personal and professional development for youth through progressive, dynamic classes and programs that encourage youth to Explore, Experienceand Excel.

Courses for ages 5-8


Courses for ages 8-11


Courses for ages 11-14


Courses for ages 14-19


Workshops for Adults


Course Locations
All courses, unless otherwise noted, take place at our Poughkeepsie studios located at 45 Pershing Avenue.

Registration
By telephone: 845.471.7477 • Online: FeelTheArtEffect.org
By mail or in-person: The Art Effect, 45 Pershing Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Office Hours: M–F, 9am–5:30pm
Checks, cash and VISA/MC credit cards accepted. Registrations will not be considered valid without payment, and must be paid in full prior to the class start date.

Changes & Cancellations
The Art Effect reserves the right to substitute teachers, adjust class schedules and/or cancel classes due to under-enrollment. All students registered in a cancelled class will be notified, and a full refund of tuition (and materials fee, if relevant) will be made.

Materials
Unless otherwise indicated, the tuition INCLUDES all necessary materials for the class.


COVID-19 Statement
Current Status:
— Spring art classes are moving online. Enrolled students and families will be contacted with specific information about their classes.
— The residential component of Session 1 of the Summer Art Institute is no longer available.
— The Art Effect is posting daily on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter home projects and resources to help individuals and families stay creative. An archive of these projects is available here.
— The Art Effect has a new texting system it will be using to keep people updated. To sign up for the new text alert system, click here. To sign up for our mailing list click here.

The Art Effect is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in New York and will continue to implement health and safety measures to protect our students and their families. The Art Effect's in-person programs are on hiatus at least through April 20, 2020. As long as Dutchess County and New York State have mandated school closures and there is local, state, and federal guidance to avoid social gatherings, we will not run in-person programs. When we postpone, reschedule, or shift the format of classes, parents and participants will be notified immediately. Should it become necessary for The Art Effect to cancel scheduled camps or classes, prorated refunds will be issued to those affected by the cancellation. We thank you for your continued support and we will keep everyone apprised of any major changes at The Art Effect that may occur.