Exploring Media Art & Film
Ages 8-11
S2: Apr-May


Learn to love making media art! In this class you’ll create digital paintings, .gifs, and experiments with video and sound!

8 Fridays per session, 4:00–6:00pm
S2: April 2– May 21
Price per Session: nm: $295 • m: $280
at PUF Studio (8 N Cherry St. 3rd Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY) • Instructor: Sarah Taylor

Get a 5% discount when you register for 2 or more classes with code: SPRING5

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.



This class will be primarily focused on instilling a love for digital artmaking and the moving image. Students will be encouraged to see the art form as both fun and an outlet for personal expression. The class will introduce students to the basic storytelling techniques for digital/visual mediums and animation. This will include an introduction to digital painting, .gifs, and stop-motion techniques, as well as basic compositional principles, editing, and the use of sound in digital filmmaking.

Sarah Timberlake Taylor graduated from Bard College where she majored in Film Production. She served as a line producer and assistant editor on the award-winning film Persistence of Vision by documentarian Kevin Shreck. Sarah has worked previously with TMI Project, a non-profit organization offering transformative memoir workshops that culminate in empowering performances. She was a part of the production teams for Tales from Geriassic Park: On the Verge of Extinction and America’s Next Top: One Top’s Hysterical Take on Life, Love, and Boxes, two one-woman-shows that grew out of original monologues written as a part of TMI Project and have toured around to various festivals and events including Fringe NYC and United Solo Theater Festival. Sarah is currently working as a teaching artist at Spark Media Project. She works as a part of the 21st Century Program and the Drop Studios team, teaching Drop TV and Media Magic.

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For deposit or balance payments, please call The Art Effect at 845.471.7477.

Partial scholarships are available to those in economic need. Please email for an application, call The Art Effect at 845.471.7477, or follow the link here to access an application online.