Spring Break Film Camp: Youth ages 13-18 learn how to create films from professionals in the field. These short narrative films are in the genres of Drama, Thriller, Silent, Film Noir, Comedy, Suspense, and Science Fiction. Youth work interdependently with their team to write, act, film, and direct their projects. Finally, the completed films are shown at an evening premiere on the big screen, with a filmmakers Q&A to follow!
After School Programming: Free Arts NW partners with schools to provide arts curriculum and programming for students. Recent projects include our PhotoVoice Project with Alice Ott Middle School and a Media Club with Reynolds High School.
Saturday Art Classes: Free Arts NW provides Saturday classes for families and young women in SW Portland, with partners The Housing Authority of Portland. These classes focus on developing personal pride in accomplishments and a sense of community.
Youth Leadership Groups and Conferences: By collaborating with local prevention coalitions and youth serving organizations, Free Arts NW works with youth in creating group art projects with the purpose of enhancing their sense of belonging, renewing their purpose and building community.
Community Free Arts Days: Throughout the year, Free Arts NW brings creativity and fun to local neighborhoods. Free Arts Days give young people a place to explore various art mediums while enjoying time with family and friends.
Free Arts at the Library: Free Arts NW is pleased to bring engaging and creative classes to many libraries across our community. Literary projects, painting, and other hands-on experiences are offered through library programming for the whole family.
Mobile Art Studio: Coming soon – an arts bus bringing fun and community-building experiences to a neighborhood near you!