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Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy
Historical Arts Fall 2021
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 these classes.
Instructor: Janine Frizzo
Where: Birch Bank Farms 1826 Platt St, Niles, MI 49107
Instructor: Janine Frizzo
Website: www.birchbankfarms.com Please visit our website to complete your registration
Classes begin the week of Sept. 14.
Additional registration at location is required. Click here for instructions.
Description: More Mud and mayhem. This time students will use locally harvested clay to make a 10 inch coil built pot, with a lid, in three stages., THen they will help me build the pit kiln and fire their pots. If all goes well we will also work on a second pot to be fired off site. A really active class, and a great way to see art history in form, fun, and function.
Experiments in Bookbinding
Description: Explore the trade of bookbinding, history, business and actual production and repair. Let's get down and dirty and dissect a few old books, do some repairs and learn to bind new ones. New skills, new vocabulary, new tools..who knows where this will lead! *This class is offered under both the Historical Arts and Vocational categories. Select the one that works best with your schedule. Both sections are taught at the same time with some variation in the focus of each group.
NOTE: Students will be responsible for expenses in tools and supplies.
*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: Peres Sambu