Advanced Portfolio Development


Students will learn to combine observational skills with personal concepts to create theme and breadth work that will strengthen their portfolio and demonstrate personal voice. Drawing, painting, and artmaking concepts are explored. College requirements, application processes, and career options are also reviewed. Visits by the nation’s top art schools are planned each session. Students must take a minimum of one semester of Intermediate Portfolio Development or receive director approval before registering for this course.

10 Saturdays, Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, Apr 6, 13, 27
nm: $680 • m: $640 • Instructor: Todd Poteet
at Pershing Studios

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Todd Poteet Director of The Art Effect’s Art Institute and owner of Pen & Ink Creative, a graphic design firm. He holds a BFA in illustration and a Master’s in art education, and has taught at Pratt Institute’s Saturday School & LaGuardia HS for Visual and Performing Arts. He is the recipient of prestigious awards including: the “Friend of the Arts Award”, the Dutchess County Executive Arts Award for Art Education, The “40 Under 40 Shaker Award,” NYSATA’s Patron of the Arts Award and the “Congressional Medal for the Arts.”

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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.