Art Institute Summer Sessions, ages 14-19


For teens ages 14-19, three-week sessions
July 1 – August 9, 2019
in the fine arts studios at Dutchess Community College.

Note: There will be class on July 4th.

Sessions are held in the Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art (Art Gallery.) For easiest access to the building, take Cottage Road to Parking Lot D. Refer to Dutchess Community College campus map.

Session 1 July 1-July 19 (nm $1375 • m $1320)
Session 2 July 22-August 9 (nm $1375 • m $1320)
Session 2 RESIDENTIAL July 21-August 9 ($3150)

The summer sessions of The Art Institute are for motivated artistically and career-minded teens to develop their creativity, build skills in the visual arts, and prepare portfolios for college. Students work with professional artists who serve as teachers and mentors. Located in the Fine Arts Studios and Photo Lab at Dutchess Community College. There are two sessions offered: July 1 – July 19 & July 22 – August 9.

See details and pricing below. Full payments only online. Please call the office for deposit or balance payments.



Advanced Drawing & Painting Concentration
Students explore representational, abstract, and conceptual sensibilities. This CONCENTRATION uses a range of media from charcoal and pastel on paper; water-color and ink painting, mixed media, and acrylic paint on canvas. Students learn to hone their skills of self-expression into personal statements and powerful works of art while developing their portfolios and entering into critiques and dialogues. Students wishing to concentrate in Advanced Drawing & Painting are required to schedule an appointment with our director, Todd Poteet, prior to enrollment. To set an appointment, call 845.471.7477.
9:00 – 12:30 Adv. Drawing & Painting • lunch • 1 – 2:45 Photo • 2:50 – 4:30 Drawing II

Drawing & Painting Concentration 
An advanced foundation course which explores the principles of art & 2D design. Students will explore observational based representational and abstract forms as they develop higher level skills. In addition students will discover new drawing techniques and painting methods through the Mixed Media course. This CONCENTRATION begins to prepare students for advanced study as they pursue portfolio development for college admission.
9:00 – 12:30 Drawing & Painting • lunch • 1 – 2:45 Dynamic Drawing • 2:50 – 4:30 Photo

Summer Intensive Residential Program (capped at 14)
Enjoy the same great Art Institute summer day program while receiving added bonuses. Participants will enjoy special evening activities, additional challenging night workshops (Tuesday–Thursday), and rewarding weekend art excursions while living in the dorms on campus at Dutchess Community College. Artist RAs living in the dorms will work in a mentor position with students through activities, artistic practices, and project help. In addition, the director will lead students on visits to Woodstock School of Art, The Wassaic Project, and other art focused venues. $3150. (No member price available for this program.) Meals and accommodations included. Sunday, July 21 – Friday, August 9

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 for an application, call The Art Effect at 845.471.7477, or follow the link here to access an application online.