2019 College Visits

The Art Effect’s Art Institute will be hosting several FREE college visits throughout the Fall at our studios on Pershing Ave. Students, families, teachers, and friends are invited to attend, talk with representatives, show portfolio work, and learn about the art-school application process. Please see the schedule below:

College Visits:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Saturday, October 5th, 1:00-5:00pm

Alfred University: Saturday, October 12th, 1:00-5:00pm

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts: Saturday, October 19th, 1:00-5:00pm

Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design: Saturday, October 26th, 1:00-5:00pm

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): Saturday, November 2nd, 1:00-5:00pm

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day — at the FDR Wallace Center, Hyde Park
40 colleges in attendance: Friday, November 8th, 1:00-5:00pm

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD): Saturday, November 9th, 1:00-5:00pm

Ringling College of Art and Design: Saturday, November 16th, 1:00-5:00pm

Montserrat College of Art: Saturday, November 23rd, 1:00-5:00pm

Pratt Institute: Saturday, December 14th, 1:00-5:00pm

Venue: 45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. Unless otherwise indicated in the visit description.

For additional information on any of these programs or for a flyer, please contact our office at 845.471.7477, or email

College visits are hosted by The Art Institute, an advanced portfolio and college preparatory program offered by The Art Effect. The Art Institute has been assisting high school age teens in receiving college scholarships since 1996. The program, completely taught by professional artists, stresses skills and creative development in drawing, painting, sculpture, filmmaking and photography.