Education

Education at The Picture House seeks to develop a deep respect for the power of cinema as an art form and its capacity to expand our sense of the the world as it is, or might be. We also strive to provide the fundamental skills necessary for the craft of filmmaking and visual literacy, so that our students, young and old, will be well equipped to thrive in our 21st century, media-saturated culture.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience both in school and at The Picture House. It was a wonderful way to get students to step out of their comfort zones, often times without even knowing it.

Kori Kempf, Teacher at Yonkers School 17
Onsite Classes, Camps and Workshops

The Picture House offers workshops, camps, and classes throughout the year at our theatre and Satellite Film Lab on Wolfs Lane. From weekend workshops, to week-long camps offered during school breaks and summer vacation, there are filmmaking experiences for every age group. We offer classes in Green Screen Technique, Horror Movie Making, Documentary, Stop Motion Animation, Poetry on Film, Editing in iMovie, and so much more. All finished videos from our onsite classes and camps premiere at our annual Student Showcase. The showcase provides a red-carpet experience at our theater for all of our young filmmakers who can bring family and friends to see their work on the big screen.  

Film Education in Your Classroom
(In-School Residencies): 

The Picture House offers a variety of curriculum-driven, enrichment, and after school programs in partnership with elementary, middle, and high schools as well as community groups throughout lower Westchester. We customize filmmaking workshops that bring to life many different in-class subjects. We’ve created classes to enhance Native American history, Black History Month, and Immigration, just to name a few. We also offer weekly after school and lunchtime enrichment classes that provide creative and fun opportunities for students throughout the year. Classes exploring Making a Commercial, Making a Trailer, Documentary Filmmaking, Music Videos, Narrative Short Films, and How-To Videos are some of our most popular offerings in area schools. All finished videos from our enrichment and after school programs are eligible for our annual Student Showcase. The showcase provides a red-carpet experience at our theater for all of our young filmmakers who can bring family and friends to see their work on the big screen. 

Find Out More

For more information about customizable workshops, lunchtime enrichment, or after school programs please email education@thepicturehouse.org or call our offices at 914-738-3161.

To stay up to date on upcoming classes and camps at our theater and Satellite Film Lab, please check our website at www.thepicturehouse.org and follow us on Facebook (@lifeartpopcorn), Instagram (@the_picturehouse), and Twitter (@lifeartpopcorn), for all the latest news.