Family Art Night — Come One, Come All!” This was the notice to Hoover Christian School (HCS) parents and Birmingham First Church members. Beth Jeffers, Hoover Christian School’s art teacher, approached HCS administration last spring asking to have a Family Art Night for parents and their children. With excitement, HCS scheduled this no-charge evening — parents and their children participating in a family night out creating art pieces — for the 2017-2018 school year. The school was thrilled to be able to offer an electronic-free family night option to families of the school and the church.
Many Birmingham First members, and parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents from HCS and met with the children to enjoy an evening together on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Jeffers had five art projects for families, from creating art with marbles and paint, and drawing family portraits in frames that had been painted on a table, to print art and more. HCS faculty and Student Association officers helped give guidance and direction at each of the tables. HCS Student Association also offered pizza and soft drinks so the night could be a complete “family night out.”
As families walked out the door, the most often-heard question was, “When are we going to do this again?”
Gulf States | November 2017