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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 4-7

Courses for ages 8-10

Courses for ages 11-13

Courses for ages 14-19

Workshops for Adults

Courses Currently In Session

Course Locations

All courses are currently taking place online, unless otherwise noted.

By telephone: 845.471.7477 • Online:
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.

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

Questions? Check out updated FAQs for more information on our policies and procedures, including how to apply for a scholarship, sign up for a membership, and more.