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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

Pending 2015/2016 Schedule:  This opportunity will continue for 2015/2016. Details coming soon!!!

Enrollment is open for the Spring series of Art Exposure.  This homeschool program began in 2010 and utilizes the collections and exhibitions of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn.  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.  The sessions will cover art history, critique of art, and aesthetic choices, with hands-on projects to encapsulate the learning objectives of each session.

Art Exposure is a semester class held at the AU Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art (901 South College St, Auburn) for homeschooled students in K-12. Each session generally includes a gallery talk followed by a hands-on project related to it. We have done a wide variety of projects while enjoying the many exhibits the JCSM offers each year. The cost is $15/student/semester (family limit of $30).

Here are the Art Exposure dates for the spring semester. We have the following dates set for classes:
Tues, 2:00pm-3:30pm, 6th-12th
Thurs, 10:00am-11:30am, K-5th

January 13th and 15th
February 10th and 12th
March 10th and 12th
April 14th and 16th
May 12th and 14th

PLEASE email me (n_melkerson@hotmail.com) to be added to the class (or wait list if needed) or if you have any questions. Registration ends Monday for the 6th-12th class and Wednesday for the K-5th class.