Education

Explore our innovative programming offerings for children, adults and families

The SCA is a multi-disciplinary Art Center.

Our innovative, hands-on educational programming is designed for children, families, and adults. We utilize creativity as a vehicle for initiating and fostering conversation, connection, and growth.

We offer innovative arts-based creative literacy programs featuring professional working artists. Students of all ages can find a new creative outlet at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. In addition, Educators can sign up to bring their students to the SCA for field trips, or have a visiting artist in their classroom.

Adult Programming

Fall is the perfect time to get up-close-and-personal with professional artists at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. No matter your age, skill level, or interests – we’re crafting something creative and inspiring just for you at the SCA.

We believe that learning never stops, that’s why we have camps and classes for learners of all ages. Our creative adult programming is available year round!

Creative Children's Programming

Our children’s camps and classes are designed for maximum creative impact with trips to unexpected places and cool new activities. Students work with local artists, professionals, and teachers who are super excited to share what they love.

We’ll get bodies, minds, and creative juices flowing through mindfulness, lots of movement, and hands-on projects.

Get ready for creative adventure!

Growing Young Artists

Our Growing Young Artists (GYA) program interrupts students’ “at-risk trajectory” through creative educational experiences. This unique program augments core skills in literacy and language fluency, math and science. It also builds crucial social and emotional skills including problem-solving, collaboration, empathy, self-direction, and responsibility.

Digital Programming

Creative Conversations for the Classroom introduces students to a wide range of professional creatives (and career paths) while also serving up engaging hands-on activities. Episodes include discussions with musicians, dancers, designers, visual artists and more. Our curriculum is designed for grades K-5 and grades 5-12.

Professional Development

The SCA is excited to offer professional development for K – 12 Educators.

These customizable series highlight social emotional learning, literacy and art integration, and mental health for students and educators.

Educators are guided in an exploration of art inspired by our exhibition artist. No prior skills will be necessary, and no judgements are allowed. All art materials are supplied.

If you are interested, please contact Whitney Valentine, Director of Education and Exhibitions.