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Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy
Woodworking with Tom Hurst Spring 2022
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.
Colleen and Tom Hurst
Additional registration at location is NOT required.
Instructor: Tom Hurst
Classes start the week of January 24
Exact time and day will be determined after sign up. The class can operate with a minimum of 5 students per section that can agree on a time.
Each class is 2:45 long, 7 weeks for the semester.
Location: To Be determined. Instructor will contact you after enrollment.
Ages 8 and up, Must have maturity and focus to do patient, detailed work. Beginners are welcome as well as advanced students.
Students may be dropped off, parents not required to stay.
This class will make a furniture project. The group will make a decision at the first class meeting. Having all students work on similar projects helps assure success. Topics of instruction will include wood turning on the lathe, Shaping soft woods with planes, spokeshave and draw knives, mortise and tenon joinery, wood movement and selection.
The class will utilize a mix of hand and power tool woodworking, Time will be invested on skill development and project completion. At the conclusion of the class you will have a sturdy, detailed project that will likely be in your family for generations.
*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: Tom Hurst