Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Hometown Pottery Spring 2024

Instructor:  Jill Dodge

Ages: 5-18
Location: East Snow Road in Berrien Springs, the teacher Jill will contact you with directions a week before the start of class
​Masks: Optional

Additional registration at location is NOT required.

Ceramics I
Mondays 4pm-5:45pm
Start Date: January 8th
Welcome beginner and experienced artists!   Over the course of the semester Mrs. Dodge will help you create exciting ceramic projects and paint with glaze, underglaze, and acrylic. 

Ceramics I Syllabus

Ceramics II   
Tuesdays 4pm-5:45pm
Start Date: January 9th
​​​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.

Ceramics II 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