Portfolio in in Digital Art and Graphic Design
Ages 14 – 19
S1: Feb-Mar
S2: Apr-May


Learn and master digital tools for visually communicating messages and stories!

8 Thursdays per session, 6:00pm–9:00pm
S1: February 4 – March 25
S2: April 1– May 20
Price per Session: nm: $445 • m: $423
at PUF Studio (8 N Cherry St. 3rd Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY) • Instructor: Craig Maher

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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Already understand the fundamentals of drawing and painting? Want to level up your skills by exploring digital tools? Then this class is the perfect fit for you. Through self-portraits, personal landscapes, cartoon-ish stylizations, texture mapping, and surreal image-making, students will gain a strong understanding of how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to express their creativity while also enhancing their ability to control and manipulate the basic elements of art in the digital world.

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 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.