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Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy
Woodworking with Tom Hurst Fall 2020
Students and teachers must be able to readily switch to online lessons 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
Green fire gardens home shop, Sodus MI
Classes beginning week of Sept 7, 2020
Additional registration at location is NOT required.
Beginning Woodworking with Tom
Green fire gardens home shop
Ages 6 and up, Parent present.
- Class time: Monday 1:00 - 3:15 PM, Begin September 14. For 7 weeks
- Wednesday 10:00 - 12:15 Begin September. 9, for 7 weeks
- Thursday 5:30 - 7:45PM Begin September 10, Ages 8 and up, For homeschool, day public or private school students
All new projects this semester. Students will make multiple small items in a well equipped kid friendly woodshop. Projects will include small games, simple furniture, utility items and toys. Tuition includes all materials. Additional details will be emailed after registration.
Woodturning with Tom
Greenfire Gardens home shop
Ages 10 and up or parent present.
Class time Monday 1:00 - 3:30 Begin September 12, 7 week class,
This class will focus on woodturning and the use of the wood lathe. Projects will include culinary items, toys, mechanical pencils and pens, Parts for other projects. There will be formal lessons in the class in the use and selection of tools, sharpening, project scope and difficulty.
This is a unique class with the potential to develop a lifetime skill. The art of woodturning is very kinetic. We have not yet found a student that did not enjoy the process.
Wood Carving with Tom
Greenfire Gardens Home Shop
Ages 10 and up or parent involved.
Class time Monday 9:00 - 11:30 Begin September 14. 7 week class
Minimum 5, maximum 10 students
This class will focus on the use of wood carving tools for block printing and 3D carving. Students will learn to carve and print with wood blocks, Sharpen basic tools and use tools safely, We will also learn to carve culinary items such as bowls and spoons. Relief carving for signs will also be introduced.
*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 Van Plew-Cid and/or Tom Hurst according to Syllabus for class