Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

​All students must complete a project for these classes.

Prosper Arts: Writing and Illustration  Spring 2024 

Grade: K-12
Format: In-person 
Location: 117 W Ferry St. Berrien Springs Mi. - Studio is located above the Rabbit Yarn shop. Parking is on the street and the entrance is in the back. (Look for the green Prosper Arts signs)

Instructor:  Heather West: 269-351-2351 (call or text)

​Classes begin the week of January 22 (no classes week of March 18-22 for Spring Break) optional Student Gallery Expo in May - time/place TBD

Additional registration on-site is not required.

 

Jr. Storybook Writing and Illustration

Grades: K-3
Day/Time: Wednesdays 10:00am -11:30am

In this class, students will learn how to create a book cover , write a simple story, map out their text, and illustrate pages. At the end of the class, each students will get to "publish" their book by mailing their pages to be printed as a hardcover book.

Each class will begin with a brief lesson and a quiz with prizes over the previous week's topic. There will be an instructor-led project with a short snack/break time in the middle. The gallery at the end of the semester will allow each student to display their book for others to read.

Jr. Storybook Writing and Illustration Syllabus

 

Storybook Writing and Illustration

Grades: 4+
Day/Time: Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3:00pm

In this class, students will learn how to create a book cover , write a simple story, map out their text, and illustrate pages. At the end of the class, each students will get to "publish" their book by mailing their pages to be printed as a hardcover book.

Each class will begin with a brief lesson and a quiz with prizes over the previous week's topic. There will be an instructor-led project with a short snack/break time in the middle. The gallery at the end of the semester will allow each student to display their book for others to read.

Storybook Writing and Illustration 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