SSS concept came from experiencing the need for a "home base" scenic studios for the hundreds of Puget Sounds theatres, museums and independent filmmakers, who had nowhere to construct their sets except garages, basements or on stage hours before a technical rehearsal was to begin. Add to that a need for more extensively theatre artists and the concept of Seattle Scenic as an arts education center serving students through out our community came to reality.
Seattle Scenic Studios is comprised of theatre professionals with over 50 years of experience combined. Our passion is creating and passing that on to the next generation of theatre artists. If we aren't doing it here, we are creating and teaching elsewhere whether remodeling our own homes, designing/building our kids production at school, installing a deck for a friend or crafting gifts for the holidays.
Our students and interns keep our costs low and allow us to realize projects with higher production values than wouls otherwise be possible while giving students real world contacts and productions to serve them in the future.
What is it we do? We are your scene shop. We teach students to build scenery and props in wood, steel and foam, sculpt/carve, paint backdrops, rent props, rent scenery, we can do projections(slide or powerpoint/lcd projector), we can do oversized, full color printing (need a weather-proofed banner, sandwich boards or large car magnet ad for your production?)
If we don't have it, we find it. If we don't find it, we construct it. We love a challenge!
You, as the Producer, bring us your Design Elevations or sketches with dates of your production, loadin and strike, as well as a budget range. We will estimate how much the production/exhibit/film scene would cost to build from scratch- building, painting, transporting, installing, strike.
If it doesn’t fit in your budget, collaboratively, with your Designer and Producer, we see what of our inventory can be intergrated into your concept. Maybe your 29-3/4” high platform becomes a more standard 24” high platform. Maybe you want to cut back in labor costs so your bank of volunteers may do all the painting required. Possibly your Board Member has a fleet of trucks and you want to save budget line item by transporting the set yourself.
Need A Designer? scenic, lights, props, costumes, sound? WE EVEN KNOW ACTORS..... Contact us, we know or have worked with designers who work in all budget ranges.
Alien Drug Trip- construction
Bending Steel- Willy Wonka
Seattle Scenic Studios’ Vision and Goals are
*To benefit a variety of individual theatre artists and non-profit organizations in nurturing the growth of the region’s theatre and cultural community;
*To introduce, inspire and train the next generation of technical theatre artists to the dynamic and multi-faceted world of theatre behind the scenes;
*To teach young artists to stretch the budgets and resources of small non-profit arts and cultural institutions by
-utilizing our resources of stock scenery eliminating redundancies of resources and expenses;
-providing professional technical direction to ensure safe scenery construction and installation;
-offer scenic project management; tracking costs for clients and maintaining budget;
*To cultivate perennial relationships with individulas and organizations providing consistent, quality service;
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SEATTLE SCENIC STUDIOS is a NON-PROFIT 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION
SEATTLE SCENIC STUDIOS’ mission is to provide arts education for all those interested in technical theatre through classroom instruction and realized production for schools and small non-profits throughout the region. We are dedicated to assisting small non-profit organizations and the next generation of theatre artist in achieving their scenic dreams