Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

Water Street Glassworks Fall 2023

   

Beginning Torch-Fired Beadmaking 

  • Grade or Age Levels: 12+
  • Format: In-person
  • Day and Time of the Week: Four consecutive Thursdays: beginning Sept. 14, at 11am-3pm 
  • Location: Water Street Glassworks, 140 Water St., Benton Harbor
  • Instructor: Gina Edwards 

This dynamic four-week class is designed to introduce the novice student to the art of making glass beads on torches. Students will learn various methods of creating beads for jewelry-making and other decorative purposes. Each class session is tailored to the skill level of the students. No experience necessary.

Beadmaking Syllabus

Beginning Glassblowing      

  • Grade or Age Levels: 12+
  • Format: In-person
  • Day and Time of the Week: Four consecutive Thursdays: beginning Sept. 14, 11am-3pm 
  • Location: Water Street Glassworks, 140 Water St., Benton Harbor
  • Instructor: Eli Zilke 

This exciting four-week class is designed to introduce the novice student to the glass as a material for creating art. Students will learn how to use the methods and processes of glassblowing to safely shape molten glass into vessels and sculptural artworks. The class will begin learning glass blowing techniques and move into making paperweights, cups, and other vessels. This class will serve as a prerequisite for further classes in glassblowing. No experience necessary.

Glassblowing 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. 

‚ÄčTeacher of Record:  Lisa Van Plew-Cid