For over 25 years, we’ve worked with schools throughout the Hudson Valley. The Art Effect collaborates with faculty and educators on short- and long-term residencies tailored to creatively engage students in diverse subject areas, reinforcing skills and content they are learning in the classroom through media production and artmaking.
The Art Effect works with school faculty to bring our programs directly into the classroom. Our multimedia lesson plans can accommodate for age, content, format, and length to fit district-specific needs and/or Common Core standards, while keeping students actively and creatively engaged.
We also offer school-wide assemblies in which we serve a larger audience in a shorter period of time (a great way to bring media/arts education into the school setting!) and after-school residencies to fit district-specific needs and/or Common Core-related standards and learning targets.
Click HERE for current school residency program options.
Teacher Trainings/Professional Development:
The Art Effect works with educators to incorporate arts and media into their teaching through professional development trainings. Educators can gain the knowledge and hands-on practice to introduce media into standard curricula.
Click HERE for current professional development program options.
Contact Mary Ellen at MaryEllen@FeelTheArtEffect.org to set up a residency or for more information.
“I truly cannot thank you enough! The students were excited and engaged… Overall, I was moved as an educator, as I watched and experienced how much joy this brought to my students.” – Jamie Devlin, Roy C. Ketcham High School English teacher
“This residency allowed me to help students take themes from a text and compose their own digital responses to poems. Thank you!” – Nasarima Foster, Poughkeepsie High School English teacher
“You have enriched our English program more than you know. I cannot wait to see this program grow for next year.” – Lizette Cintron, Wappingers Central School District Assistant Superintendent
The Art Effect has worked with dozens of school districts, libraries, and community partners, including:
- Center for Creative Education (Kingston, NY)
- Hyde Park Central School District
- FDR Presidential Museum and Library
- Mid-Hudson Library System
- Millbrook Library
- Poughkeepsie City School District
- Poughkeepsie Day School
- Scenic Hudson
- Ulster County BOCES
- Wallkill School District