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Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy
Students and teachers must be able to readily switch to online instruction at any point in the semester in order to register for classes. All students must complete a project for this class.
Beginner Bead Weaving Spring 2021
Instructor: Kim Bollman firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-769-3042
Grades 5th and up
Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 AM - OR choose your own day/time for groups of 2 or more (email teacher)
January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13
Additional registration at location is NOT required.
Students will learn the basic techniques of bead weaving, no experience necessary.
We shall start with simple off loom techniques and design then advance to making our own loom and creating a project with it. We'll start with the easiest projects first to make sure students can gain confidence in their beadwork.
Students will be guided through the steps of designing a beading pattern on paper with emphasis on elements of art and principles of design specifically color, texture, line and movement. Sources of inspiration will be discussed and students will be encouraged to express their individuality and creativity. These paper bead designs will be used as the beading pattern/blueprint. Beading will be accomplished using glass seed beads and nylon thread.
*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.
Teacher of Record: Lisa VanPlew-Cid