Portfolio in Comics & Sequential Art
Ages 14 – 19
S1: Feb-Mar
S2: Apr-June


Get your characters out of the sketchbook, their stories out of your head, and share them with the world!

8 Sundays per session, 2:00pm–5:00pm
S1: February 7 – March 28
S2: April 18– June 6
Price per Session: nm: $445 • m: $423
at Pershing Studios (45 Pershing Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY) • Instructor: Edd Murr

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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Comics are a powerful storytelling medium immediately accessible to anyone. This class will train young artists to tell a visual story panel by panel. Referencing film, video, comic books and comic strips students will learn how to break down their ideas into the “keyframes” of their story. Emphasis will also be placed on the overall look of their comic pages within the Elements of Art including line quality, darks and lights, variety, emphasis, and perspective. This course uses traditional materials (bristol board paper, pencils, tracing paper, sable brushes, india ink.)

Ed Murr is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s MFA in Illustration Program. Currently he continues his career as a Freelance Illustrator while teaching Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Montclair State University and Pratt Institute. He has been working as an illustrator for over twenty years, most notable with Marvel Comics.

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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 spring 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.