Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Sylvie Baumgartner Art Classes     Fall 2024

  • Format: In-person
  • Instructor:  Sylvie Baumgartner
  • Contact Information
    phone: 269-697-3946
    email: sgbaumgart@gmail.com
  • Location: 10762 Meadowbrook Ct, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
  • Registration Information: No additional registration necessary.


Art Adventures
Ages: 7th & 8th grade
Day and Time: Mondays from 4 pm to 5:45 pm, beginning Sept. 9th
Course Description: We will discover different cultures through their art: Egyptian, African, Japanese, American, Greek and the Kuna Indians. We will also get our inspiration from two famous artists, Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso to do our own art pieces. The following mediums, chalk, watercolor, tempera, soft pastels will be used through out the semester.

Art Adventures Course Outline
Art Adventures Syllabus

Native American Art 
Ages: 7th & 8th grade
Day and Time: Wednesdays from 4 pm to 5:45 pm, beginning Sept. 4th
Course Description: We will discover Native American Art while painting a tipi, drawing a Pueblo village with chalk, making two traditional pottery pieces, painting rocks, making a mask and more.

Native American Course Outline
Native American Art 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 VanPlew-Cid