The Art Effect strives to be a catalyst for youth empowerment and community engagement through the arts and media across the Hudson Valley. We are dedicated to fostering personal and professional development for youth through progressive, dynamic classes and programs that encourage youth to Explore, Experience, and Excel. In addition to offering programming during the school year, we offer camps and intensives over the summer for young artists from ages 4-19.
Courses for Ages 5-11
Courses for Ages 11-14
Courses for Ages 14-19
2D Character Design$142.50 – $150.00 Select options
on April 18
Intro to Comics & Sequential Art$156.75 – $165.00 Select options
on April 5
Intermediate Portfolio Development$484.50 – $510.00 Select options
on April 4
Advanced Portfolio Development$646.00 – $680.00 Select options
Studio Remix: Life Drawing$408.50 – $430.00 Select options
on April 5
Workshops for Ages 14-Adult
— Spring art classes are moving online. Enrolled students and families will be contacted with specific information about their classes.
— The residential component of Session 1 of the Summer Art Institute is no longer available.
— The Art Effect is posting daily on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter home projects and resources to help individuals and families stay creative. An archive of these projects is available here.
— The Art Effect has a new texting system it will be using to keep people updated. To sign up for the new text alert system, click here. To sign up for our mailing list click here.
The Art Effect is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in New York and will continue to implement health and safety measures to protect our students and their families. The Art Effect’s in-person programs are on hiatus at least through April 20, 2020. As long as Dutchess County and New York State have mandated school closures and there is local, state, and federal guidance to avoid social gatherings, we will not run in-person programs. When we postpone, reschedule, or shift the format of classes, parents and participants will be notified immediately. Should it become necessary for The Art Effect to cancel scheduled camps or classes, prorated refunds will be issued to those affected by the cancellation. We thank you for your continued support and we will keep everyone apprised of any major changes at The Art Effect that may occur.