Illustration Portfolio
Ages 14 – 19
Session 1: Sept 24 – Oct 29
Session 2: Nov 5 – Dec 17


In Session 1: Explore and communicate concise ideas by creating imagery with impact!
In Session 2: Build on your experience and dive into the type of illustration that excites you most!

6 Thursdays per session, 6:00–9:00pm
S1: September 24 – October 29 (SOLD OUT)
S2: November 5 – December 17 (No Class Nov 26)
Regular Price: nm: $355/ses • m: $337/ses
at Pershing Studios • Instructor: Craig Maher

Get a 5% discount when you register for 2 or more classes with code: FALL5

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 Session 1: Expand your creative horizons through the many facets of illustration! You will develop an understanding of book illustration, editorial, sequential art, concept art, character development and more. Discover the direction that’s right for you.

In Session 2: Take a deeper dive into the type of illustration that excites you most! Choose to tell stories, solve problems, create symbols, or report on social issues. Whichever direction you choose you will leave with an expressive body of work for your portfolio.

Craig Maher is a painter living in the Hudson Valley of New York. Craig creates fantastic and surreal narrative illustrations for movie posters, game companies and private commissions in traditional oil paints and digital illustration.

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To register multiple students, please complete a full registration for each student separately. 

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.

We plan to offer all classes this fall (with the exception of Navigating College Admission) in person, unless otherwise advised by the state. We are prepared for all classes to run virtually in the event that it becomes necessary. Click here to view The Art Effect’s current COVID-19 Safety Plan and procedures.