Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy
All students must complete a project for these classes.
Virtual ARTistic Pursuits Spring 2024
Instructor: Jill Dodge
Instructor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Date: January 21st
Day/Time: Weekly assignments are posted Sundays at 8am and are due by Thursdays at 5pm.
Additional registration is NOT required.
The Partnership provides the textbook and a supply kit.
ARTistic Pursuits: Grades K-3
This art program focuses on “What Artist Do and What Artist See”. Students will create art projects:
- Using the seven elements of art; shape, form, line, color, edges, space and texture.
- Thinking like and artist
- Handling materials of an artist
- Showing projects like an artist
ARTistic Pursuits: Grades 4-5
Artist have always focused on two groups of topics known as the elements of art and principles of design when learning to draw. These are the chosen topics of each unit in this class. Each topic is explored in four unique ways. This gives students enough experience with the topic that they naturally incorporate it into the way that they draw. It becomes part of their thinking as they draw any kind of subject matter. This kind of focus, and many opportunities to practice, is how children learn to draw.
An image of the weekly answers and art projects will be uploaded into Google Classroom to be graded by the accountability contact.
*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