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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Auburn Art Exposure Program

Art Exposure for Homeschoolers brings students to a deeper understanding of art as a discipline. Utilizing the collections and exhibitions of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, educators will facilitate discussion about what makes something "art," why artists make objects, and the aesthetic choices that go into creating. The study of art is more than the final product, or a created work, but the ability to talk logically about what one sees, and discuss the content issues that some artists explore. Art Exposure encourages students to experience art first hand, and respond through engaged dialogue with other students, and museum educators. This conversation in the galleries leads to a personal, inquisitive relationship with art, building critical thinking skills that apply to the many facets of children's lives.

This unique program is offered both fall and spring semesters and covers art history, critique of art, and aesthetic choices, with hands-on projects to encapsulate the learning objectives of each session. While the type of art  or medium used for projects (drawing, painting, printmaking, etc.) may repeat, each semester is unique based on the current gallery exhibits.

Art Exposure meets during the 2nd week of each month, September through May: 
2nd Thurs, 10:00-11:30am    K-5th grades  (always the week of the 2nd Tues; not always the 2nd Thurs)
2nd Tues, 12:00-1:30pm        6th-8th grades (new age group this year!)
2nd Tues, 2:00-4:00pm       9th-12th grades 

Location: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 901 South College St, Auburn, AL

The cost is $15 per semester with a $30 family max regardless of age groups.  Checks should be made payable to the JCSM and brought to the first session.  You must pre-register!   Each class is limited in size.

For additional information or to register, please contact Nancy Melkerson, n_melkerson@hotmail.com.

This event is sponsored by Everest Academy but open to all homeschoolers. Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.