Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Hometown Pottery     Fall 2024

Instructor:  Jill Dodge    
Contact info:
Ages: 5-18
Location: 3579 E. Snow Rd. Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Masks: Optional
Additional registration at location is NOT required.

Let's Clay 1
Mondays 4pm-5:45pm
Start Date: September 9th

Welcome beginner and experienced artists!   Over the course of this 10 class semester Mrs. Dodge will help you create exciting ceramic projects and learn how to paint them with glaze, underglaze, and acrylic.

Let's Clay 1 Syllabus

Let's Clay 2 
Tuesdays 4pm-5:45pm
Start Date: September 10th

Unleash your inner creativity!  Hand built ceramic projects will allow you to explore your creative genius! Students will be guided through some group projects, but the majority of projects will be of their own choosing.  Returning students will gain new skills through projects according to individual skill level.

Let's Clay 2 Syllabus


  • Bring shoes with clean bottoms to change into. 
  • Wear clothes that can be stained as accidents do happen.  

*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