Students benefit from our Project Based Learning programs by:
- learning more deeply and retaining more of what they learn through project based, hands-on programs;
- improving critical soft skills needed for employment success including collaboration, problem-solving, empathy, self-guidedn learning, and teamwork;
- working with professional artists/creatives;
- experiencing film, music, design, and visual art which enables them to compete with peers from better equipped school districts (when applying for jobs, internships, and college).
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For the past five years the SCA has been working with the Saugatuck Schools on a very real problem facing our young people: being adequately prepared for jobs in today’s innovation economy. Project based learning (PBL) is our solution to the problem.
Growing Young Artists
Growing Young Artists (GYA) is a project based learning program that uses art and creativity to deliver key skills to Pre-K through 8th grade migrant students.
Children’s Film Festival
We host our annual Children’s Film Festival in March. Through our partnership with Mountainfilm on Tour, K-12th graders view award-winning documentaries.
Interested in participating in our programs or learning more about our Artist in Residence opportunities? Contact us!