Intermediate Portfolio Development
Ages 14 – 19


Combine imagination with observation to create meaningful drawings and paintings and develop a strong art portfolio.

10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
Feb 22, 29, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2
Regular Price: nm: $510 • m: $484.50
at Pershing Studios, 45 Pershing Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY • Instructor: Craig Maher
Registration Closes February 8

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Using diverse artistic tools of drawing and painting, you will begin by working from observation and personally-curated source imagery — then let your imagination run wild! To create truly remarkable work, you will focus on developing your own visual languages and refine the skills necessary to add detail and complexity to artwork that reflects meaningful subject matter. You will leave this course with a full portfolio of artwork and will be prepared for Advanced Portfolio Development.

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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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.