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The Art Effect helps youth in the Hudson Valley explore, experience, and excel in the arts, introducing them to visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals. Our progressive, dynamic classes and programs encourage youth to develop their artistic voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change.

Partial scholarships are available to those in economic need. To follow up on the status of a scholarship application or learn more about how to apply, call 845.471.7477.

In addition to the Early Bird Discount, you can save 5% when you purchase multiple fall courses or sessions by using the code: FALL5 at checkout. 

Ages 5-11


The Art Effect’s Junior Art Institute consists of art classes for arts-interested students ages 11-14.

This innovative program is designed to give junior artists & designers the opportunity to explore digital illustration, digital photography, drawing, painting, animation, and/or mixed media. This program will help define their creative direction in preparation for more advanced visual arts instruction in high school and beyond. We will explore the depth of shape, color, line, texture, space and movement.

Ages 11–14


The Art Institute (for ages 14-19) is a pre-college portfolio school for artistically motivated and career minded young artists. The Art Effect helps develop their ideas and master skills in the visual and media arts. Students will strengthen their portfolios by exploring advanced art techniques, presentation, critique, composition, emotionalism, and the importance of conceptualism.

Since 2000, our graduates have been offered over $49 million in merit-based scholarships to the nation’s leading colleges, universities, and art schools.

Ages 14–19

As an educational space providing programming to K-12 youth as well as a public venue, The Art Effect requires all teachers, visitors, and students wear masks and maintain social distancing at all locations. For updates and more information Click here to view The Art Effect’s current COVID-19 Safety Plan and procedures.