JAI: In Person Summer Sessions
Ages 11-14
S2: In Person July 19-30
S3: In Person Aug 2-13


JAI Session 2&3: In-Person Program
– 2 week sessions
 –  SOLD OUT! 
Session 2: July 19–30 & Session 3: August 2–13 (Waitlist Only)
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am– 4:30 pm
@ Barrett Art Center
55 Noxon St. Poughkeepsie, NY
members $717 • non-members $755

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Signing more than one kid up for programming this summer?
Use the code: SIBLING-SUMMER at checkout when you’re purchasing classes for more than one youth at the same time to get %5 off!



Junior Art Institute
Take your love of art to the next level in this program for middle school-aged students combines the fun and artistic exploration of Dutchess Arts Camp with the skills-building focus of our traditional Art Institute. Young artists will discover the power of creative self-expression while learning new skills in painting portraits and landscapes, creating 3-D sculptures, and experimenting with mixed media. Projects will be adaptable to the level and interest of each individual student.

2-week programs, Monday-Friday each week

Session 2: Full Day In-Person Program, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm SOLD OUT! (Waitlist Only)
Session 3: Full Day In-Person Program, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm SOLD OUT! (Waitlist Only)
These 2-week in-person sessions will take place at Barrett Art Center located at 55 Noxon St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Space is limited.


All in-person programs will adhere to State and County protocols to ensure a safe and fun experience for all.

Questions? Email or call 845-471-7477. Check out our updated FAQs for more information on our policies and procedures, including how to apply for a scholarship, sign up for a membership, and more.