This program is for mid-level students to focus on developing their skills in drawing, painting, photography and filmmaking while helping them prepare for intensive visual arts instruction in high school and beyond. Held in the studios of Dutchess Community College along with its sister program The Art Institute, students will explore the foundations of good artmaking practices in a variety of media. Film & Photography studies will build students’ understanding of storytelling, conceptualism, and digital equipment while Drawing & Painting studies will expand their understanding of composition, color relationships, visual art techniques and more.
Students choose from two areas of concentration during each of the 3 sessions offered:
July 1 – July 12 • July 15–26 • July 29 – Aug 9
Drawing & Painting
9:00 – 12:30 Drawing & Painting Techniques • lunch • 1:30 – 2:45 Drawing & Painting Focus • 2:45 – 4:30 Filmmaking
This intermediate course explores the principles of visual art and 2D design. Students work on landscapes, still lifes, compositional elements, portraits, and more while exploring a variety of techniques and methods in drawing, painting, and photography.
Filmmaking & Photography
9:00–12:30 Filmmaking I • lunch • 1:00–2:45 Drawing & Painting • 2:50–4:30 Photography
Learn creative ways to develop filmmaking and photography skills while creating work that pushes the boundaries of your imagination. Students will learn about production techniques, shot composition and cinematography, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
Register for 1, 2, or 3 two-week sessions!
Every week brings you something different! At the Junior Art Institute, each week features a different Artist/Educator. These artists work to challenge students through various projects, assignments, techniques and inspiring art as unique as the artists themselves. By attending multiple weeks, students enrich their experience by discovering a variety of creative processes.
Junior Art Institute, 9:00am – 4:30pm
TWO WEEKS nm $775 • m $725
Session 1: July 1 – July 12
Session 2: July 15 – July 26
Session 3: July 29 – August 9
8:00-8:30am • $10/day (call our office to arrange, 845.471.7477)
5:00-5:30pm • $10/day (call our office to arrange, 845.471.7477)
nm = non-member pricing
m = member pricing
Please note: To receive reduced member pricing on courses and camps, click the “Become a Member” button below to purchase your annual membership at a minimum Pink Level, or above. Your membership is valid through the end of the calendar year.
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.
All registrations require a non-refundable $100.00 deposit per week per student (not per session.) – DAC/JAI/SAI only
Partial scholarships are available to those in economic need. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application, call The Art Effect at 845.471.7477, or follow the link here to access an application online.