Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Image Synthesis: A. I. Art with Midjourney  Spring 2024

Instructor: Jon Whidden  
Email: 269-782-8809
Website: Karoo Studio - YouTube

Ages: 13+***
Location: 9480 Columbia Rd., Dowagiac, MI
Format: Online with limited in-person capacity
Day/Time: Classes begin in January. Class times to be scheduled with instructor following registration.‚Äč 

Learn how to use Midjourney, the popular generative artificial intelligence model, to quickly produce numbers of high quality digital images in a staggering variety of styles, using simple, natural language to prompt the results. The process and the resulting images can be rewarding, surprising and powerfully compelling.

No previous artistic experience or manual skills are required, but a good imagination and clear communication will prove quite valuable in the field. 

Image Synthesis: AI Art with Midjourney Syllabus

***Please Note:
Midjourney subscription fees are covered for the duration of the class.
Midjourney is rated PG-13. This means that the AI will sometimes, whether intended or not by the user, generate images which some people may find unsuitable for younger viewers. Please use your guidance as guardian and reach out with any reservations or questions. Feel free to sign up for a Discord account and observe the class along with your student any time.


*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