9:00AM – 1:00PM. Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
This offering will be hosted at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in an open-air classroom (400 Culver St. Saugatuck, MI 49453). Campers should bring a packed lunch.
Native American artist Jason Wesaw takes campers into the world of local Potawatomi Indians during this special camp about traditional Potawatomi pottery. The word “Saugatuck” is derived from the Potawatomi word “Zagitek”, which means “where the mouth of the river is.”
Jason shares how he learned traditional tribal art forms along with other stories about our West Michigan landscape and special spaces like Mount Baldhead. During the camp students engage with materials from their own surroundings by using locally-harvested clay as they learn the traditional process of building, adorning, and firing coil pots. The pots will be fired by Jason and available for pickup from the SCA on July 17.
All live-instruction camps are dependent on State guidelines. Should the State “dial back” gathering guidelines in the future the SCA will comply. If this should happen, all impacted classes would be cancelled; patrons would receive e-notification and be refunded. To learn more about the SCA’s plans for facilitating safe and creative camps this summer, please visit sc4a.org/classes-programs.