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Pelham's Picture House Offers Intensive Creative Training Sessions

Sign up for the classes at the Picture House by phone, email, or at its website.
Sign up for the classes at the Picture House by phone, email, or at its website. Photo Credit: File

PELHAM, N.Y. – The Picture House is adding three, two-week long intensive courses to its adult education offerings for the winter/spring semester.

The classes are customized by seasoned film industry professional and provide learning opportunities in screenwriting, acting and editing for the busy adult student.

Each adult education course takes place over two consecutive weeks and students can choose to enroll in any one or all three of the classes.

Screenwriting: Two-week intensive: Fridays, Feb.  6 and Feb.13; noon to 2 p.m. Work with a seasoned professional to cultivate your ideas for a screenplay or take your existing work to the next level by developing it into a well-plotted story with three dimensional characters and sharp dialogue. Participants will also read Academy Award-winning scripts and discuss the how’s and why’s of screenwriting. This course is open to screenwriters of all levels. Cost: $135

Acting: Two-week intensive: Wednesdays, March 18 and March 25; 10 a.m. to noon. Gain an understanding of how to create characters and approach a script through method acting, improvisation, and learning skills for stage and film. This class is a physical and creative workout. This course is open to actors of all levels.

Editing in iMovie: Two-week intensive, Wednesdays, April 8 and April 15; 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Created for the beginner editor who wants to learn to use iMovie and create movies with their home computer, this course will teach you the ins and outs of this user-friendly software. Turn your family videos into a project or edit a movie you have been itching to create. This course is for beginners.

All sessions take place at The Picture House’s 1921 theater or the new Satellite Film Lab. Members receive a 10 percent discount on all education classes. Enrollment is open online at or by calling 914-738-3161 or emailing

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