Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

Decor Painting Fall 2023

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Instructor: Taylor Sebrechts 
Contact information:
(269) 588-0056 
Location: The Turquoise Top Hat, 807 Lester Avenue St. Joseph MI 49085 (inside of Urban Garage Market) ​
Ages: 8 - 14 years old

Decor Painting 101 

Tuesdays 1 PM - 3 PM
This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about furniture and decor painting techniques and tools through hands-on learning. During each class, students will be introduced to a technique or material and create a sample board using the modeled process. By the end of the course, students will create a fully finished piece using any or all of the techniques learned, and families will be invited to a showcase of students’ finished pieces.

Decor Painting Syllabus



*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