Providing excellent instruction in dance, art, music and drama for international and local children, youth and adults who desire to develop their skills for the glory of God.
Instructors & Other Info.
Carole Collins, Director
Carole received her BFA with an emphasis in drawing and painting at the University of Georgia. She also received her Masters and Specialist Degree in Art Education there also. She studied with Lamar Dodd, Howard Thomas and several prominent artists from the Art Student League in New York. She has taught art in public and private schools an also served as Art Consultant for over 100 art teachers in Louisville, Kentucky.
Joyce has previously been a school teacher and excels in the skills of teaching art. She puts her whole heart into helping her students learn new skills and concepts. She is a very talented artist personally and has taught art classes previously with Home School Connection.
Joyce Greeley, Drawing & Painting Instructor
Stephanie Eason, Ballet Instructor
My name is Stephanie Eason. God gave me the desire to dance at a very young age. I remember watching an old VHS tape of a Russian ballet and thinking it would never be possible to use dance in a church setting. In my early teens, God prepared the way for my dream to become a reality as a small group of girls from my church began taking dance classes in the basement of Rose Hill Baptist Church.
We formed a dance team centered around the material we learned in those weeks, which mostly consisted of contemporary worship with flags. Not long after my very first lessons, I volunteered to teach ballet and contemporary worship dance to the little girls at my church. I taught them for eight wonderful years. During that time, I continued to cultivate my passion by taking classes at Grace School of Dance in Opelika. I learned various styles of dance including lyrical, ballet, and some hip hop technique. I joined the school’s dance company and ministered with the group “Vision” for three years. Since then, I have taught for various retreats, dance schools, and summer camps (including IFM's Arts Camp.) Altogether, I have over a decade of both teaching and learning experience in the world of dance. I love my students and am thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to share my passion for Christ through the expression of dance!
Registration, tuition, and payment:
To register, please choose a course and fill out the registration form. Classes are $45/month and payment can be made in full or on a monthly basis. Payments can be made online (see Tuition Payments below), at the IFM office, or by calling us at (706) 653-0097.
Because our classes meet only once a week, it is important for the student to be at each class to stay up to date with projects and their own personal growth! In order to maintain a balance between creativity and order, we ask that you/your children do your best to arrive on time to each class. Please wear appropriate clothing for classes (will be communicated in email after registration and in class). We believe communication between parent, instructor, and student is important for a fun, safe, and successful classroom environment. Please feel free to contact the Instructor or IFM Arts Academy Coordinator Dallas Sims if questions or concerns arise at any time!
End of semester Studio Arts Show/Recital:
Every student who registers for a full semester (Fall/Spring) with the IFM Arts Academy will be encouraged to showcase their specific area of the arts in the end-of-semester Studio Art Show/Recital.
Click below to make a tuition payment for any of our classes.