Foundations in Drawing & Painting
Ages 11 – 14
Feb- Apr


Take your drawing and painting skills to the next level!

10 Fridays, 6:00–8:00pm, 2 Sessions
Feb 19 – Apr 23
Price per Session: nm: $365 • m: $347
at Pershing Studios, 45 Pershing Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY • Instructor: Gigi Grace

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.

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In this intermediate course for middle school age students, young artists will hone your skills in composition, value, texture and color through challenges and exercises that take your drawing and painting skills to the next level. Students will learn perspective, color, shape, line, form, and classical art techniques to produce pieces in charcoal, acrylics, and other materials. Students will leave this class with increased creative confidence and artwork you will be proud of.

Gigi Grace is a contemporary working and teaching artist from Saratoga Springs, New York. She now lives and works in in the Hudson Valley as a teacher and freelance artist. Her personal style involves overgrowth, nature, vibrancy, and melancholy based on a desire for escapism through her art. Using elements of her work as a visual language and hierarchy, she has created a style that incorporates feminine power into beauty of nature, with dark undercurrents in their meanings. She finds her self using surrealism and maximalist elements to work on paintings, drawings, metal work, and digital collage. 

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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.