The Hollywood Theatre Education Programs advance the mission of the Hollywood by creating and developing storytellers among us. By listening to what youth are interested in learning our programs have a fresh approach and experimental take on digital storytelling.
Signature Media Arts Programs
Hollywood Theatre Studio (HTS)
HTS consists of a number of production labs across Portland that engage youth in media making. Students learn to use industry-standard equipment and technology to create thoughtful and expressive digital art. HTS is currently serving youth and faculty at Open School North (formerly Open Meadow Middle School) and Grant High School . Visit the Hollywood Theatre / Open School blog here.
SIM is a digital storytelling course that supports self-expression through personal narratives. The stories created during this program are shared back and forth between groups of young artists, and published on the SIM blog.
Hollywood Arts Collective (HAC)
Meeting weekly after school, HAC members identify opportunities for teens to connect with contemporary filmmakers and artists. They also design their own creative projects with equipment from the Hollywood Lab, coordinate events, invite artists to give talks and lead classes, critique films and publish original work for print and online.
The Hollywood Theatre Education Programs are made possible with support from the following funders and community partners:
The Oregon Community Foundation, Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The Regional Arts and Culture Council, The Autzen Foundation, Comcast, Laika, Anne A. Berni Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, The Corporation for National and Community Service, Juan Young Trust, Open School, da Vinci Arts Middle, Grant High School, SUN Community Schools and the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.
For more information about our education programs, please contact Taylor Neitzke, the Hollywood Theatre’s Education Manager: taylor[at]hollywoodtheatre[dot]org or contact our Business office at: (503) 281-1142.