Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Leather Tooling  Spring 2024

Instructor:  Jill Dodge

Grades: K-12
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.

Students are required to bring to class:
An inside pair of shoes for classroom use. They do not have to be new; just clean (No slippers).
If this class is dropped before the end of count month a $35 fee will be charged per class attended.

Leather Tooling
Start Date: January 11th

Day/Time: Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm

Come learn the basics of leather tooling, no experience is necessary! Students will start with smaller projects, basic tool and design, and then advance to the more difficult projects in successive semesters. This will help them feel a sense of accomplishment as they create beautiful works on real leather. We will be doing unique projects so students are encouraged to repeat the class and gain mastery of new skills.

Leather Tooling 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:  Peres Sambu