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
Photography Concentration (SESSION 2 ONLY)
Students explore photo in our fully equipped darkroom, in our Digital Studio and on our landscaped grounds. The emphasis will be on seeing–what is visually significant – and craftsmanship – mastering particular photographic techniques in order to create dynamic photographs. Students learn how a camera works, film processing, innovative techniques, and black-and-white printing. This CONCENTRATION gives students practical experience while gaining an understanding of photography.
9:00 – 12:30 Photo • lunch • 1 – 2:45 Drawing • 2:50 – 4:30 Digital Photo
NEW! Filmmaking (SESSION 1 ONLY)
Explore the world of creative filmmaking in our fully-equipped production studio! Students learn camera operation and filmmaking techniques, while gaining experience, having fun making personal works, while developing skills in video editing and graphics creation via the Adobe Creative Suite.
9:00–12:30 Filmmaking • lunch • 1:00–2:45 Filmmaking II •2:50–4:30 Drawing & Painting
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
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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.