Foundations of Art Ministry  
O N L I N E   C O U R S E   A P P L I C A T I O N  
S E L F - P A C E D   V E R S I O N  

Hello and Welcome!   
This is the APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE into the program. 
Enrollment is selective (not everyone is accepted).
Students are notified within 1 week of applying.  

Students who commit 4 hours per week can finish this course in an average of 8 months. You're free to go at your own pace.   

We highly recommend you find a few friends to sign up with you and go through this self-paced course together as a group for support, processing, and accountability.  

Cost: $40/month.
Students are free to cancel their course subscription anytime. There is no minimum or maximum time limit for a student to complete this course and achieve their certification.   

Course certification is achieved when the student completes 90% or more of the course material.   

Allow at least 45 MINUTES to complete this application.
To complete this application you will need:

• a credit or debit card for the $25 application fee (secure payment)  
• an image of something you've created (can be anything...fabric art, a drawing, a baked item, a video, a poem, etc.) to upload in this application. DO NOT stress out about this step; we're not perfect, and we don't expect you to be, either. 

Foundations of Art Ministry practices the foundations of visual art through a theological lens in order to explore ways of ministering through the arts in practical and inclusive ways in the name of Christ. Video lessons must be watched and art/writing assignments uploaded.

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Hi there! Allow me to introduce myself:
I'm Jessie Nilo, and I live in Boise, Idaho with my husband and 4 kids. I've been ministering to artists since 2004 when I began VineArts in my local church. I'm also the founder of Art Fruition and the main instructor for this course."

 
Upon acceptance to this self-paced course, you will be expected to register and join your classmates within 6 weeks of having your application approved.

(If you need to wait longer, please exit this application now and apply when you are ready.)

Choose the start date you are applying for: *


 
This is a community-based course, and other students are relying on you. If you are invited into this self-paced course, you will be expected to do the following steps for all 24 Lessons:

STEP 1 of each lesson: Watch the video and read the accompanying workbook (approximately 45 minutes of material)...

STEP 2 of each lesson: Complete the art and writing assignments (approximately 2 hours)...

STEP 3 of each lesson: Upload that lesson's assignment (approx. 10 minutes to upload), and

STEP 4 of each lesson: Discuss that lesson by giving 2 or more classmates encouragement/feedback about the responses they uploaded (30 minutes).

IMPORTANT: If you don't think you can reliably do the above steps in a self-paced format, we encourage you to instead apply for the Small-Group Format of this same course, which features a small group of the same classmates throughout the course, from September to May in a "Weekly-Release" schedule, with all due dates built right into the course, and with everyone on the same lesson throughout... unlike the self-paced course where some travel fast and others slow and there is no due date accountability. There are big discounts for applying early to the Small Group Format of this course (apply many months before September for the greatest savings).

Do you still wish to proceed with this Self-Paced application? *

(Clicking "no" will bring you to our Small Group Format application of this same course.)
     
 
What is your FIRST name? *

 
Last name? *

 
How old are you, {{answer_q3b5PQWy1HUB}}? *

You must be 16 years or older to apply.
 
If you and some friends are applying to take this course together (whether they are local friends or long-distance friends), you can plan out the same lesson schedule, and set up your own small group as you go through this self-paced course together, for added discussion value and accountability.

Is it likely you will do this self-paced course with one or more friends?


 
What is the first line of your street address?
(for physically mailing a letter) *

 
City *

 
State, if in the USA
(use 2-letter abbreviation)

If outside the USA, please type your province and country *

 
Zip code

 
Phone number with area code: *

 
Next you will upload an image of something you have created.
It can be anything.

(Note: Do not upload a copy of someone else's artwork.) 

It could be a photo of a pie, if you baked a pie.
It could be a sketch, or a piece of pottery...  a photograph you took, a toy you made, or a poem you wrote.
Are you ready? 

Click on "B" if you need advice on uploading images. *




 
Uploading Photos (advice):

Below is some advice in uploading images. You can even highlight these words on your screen, copy it, and paste the instructions into a new document (like in Word) and print it out for your future reference, if you want.

DIGITAL CAMERA: If you took your photos on a digital camera, connect your camera to your computer with the cable, and open whatever program you use to transfer photos from your digital camera to your computer. Make sure to tell it what folder you want to save the photos in. Now those photos are hanging out in whatever folder you picked inside your computer. You can now go to the tab that has your Art Fruition application, click the cloudy-looking upload symbol, find that photo in the folder where you saved it, and choose the photo that’s needed for that step.

SMART PHONE: If you took your photos with a smart phone, you can do it a few different ways:

1) To e-mail it from your smart phone to your computer: On your phone, open the photo and select "share" (the box with an arrow coming out the top). You can even select both photos at once. Your phone will then let you e-mail both photos to your own email address. Then go to your computer and open your email program in that new tab (not this tab), refresh if necessary, open that email you sent to yourself, and click the button that says "Download all attachments." Now both of those photos are hanging out in your "downloads" folder. You can now go back to the tab that has your Art Fruition application, click the cloudy-looking upload symbol, look in your “downloads” folder, and choose the photo that’s needed for that step.

2) If you have “Air Drop” or other wireless sharing network between your smart phone and computer: On your phone, open the photo and select "share" (the box with an arrow coming out the top). You can even select both photos at once. Your phone will then let you “Air Drop” both photos to your own computer. Then go to your computer and you’ll see both of those photos are now hanging out in your "downloads" folder. You can now go to the tab that has your Art Fruition application, click the cloudy-looking upload symbol, look in your “downloads” folder, and choose the photo that’s needed for that step.

3) To download photos using a cable connected bewteen your smart phone and your computer: Connect your cable between your smart phone and computer, open whatever program you use to transfer photos from your phone, and make sure to tell it what folder you want to save the photos in. Now those photos are hanging out in whatever folder you picked inside your computer. You can now go to the tab that has your Art Fruition application, click the cloudy-looking upload symbol, find that photo in the folder where you saved it, and choose the photo that’s needed for that step. If it’s hard to figure out, it might be easier to just email the photos to yourself (see step 1, above).

If you SCANNED your drawing with a scanner hooked up to a computer, or want to scan it, go to your computer’s control panel and click on the printers, scanners, and devices icon. But before you tell your scanner to scan the picture, first tell it what FOLDER to save it in, so you can find it easily. Then scan it. Now your photo of your drawing is hanging out in whatever folder you picked inside your computer. You can now go to the tab that has your Art Fruition application, click the cloudy-looking upload symbol, find that photo in the folder where you saved it, and choose the photo that’s needed for that step. If it’s hard to figure out your scanner, it might be easier to take digital photos of it and send the photos.
 
Here is where you will upload your image.
BUT WAIT: Before you upload it, make sure your photograph is:

- in focus (not blurry)
- good lighting (move to a room with bright enough lighting)
- good contrast 
- doesn't have a huge glare in the photo
- no unintended shadows across it (like, yours)
- a good crop (image is not crooked; no huge awkward space on one side for no reason) 
- it's just your object, alone; there's no distracting clutter in the background. *

Not sure how to accomplish this? Try editing the photo, or retake the photo in a better location.

Need to edit the contrast, cropping or saturation? Computers have basic editing built right into their viewing tools.
• If you have a Mac, open the photo in Preview and click Tools > Adjust color. To crop, drag to select an area, then click Crop or Command K.
• In Windows Media (PC), you can adjust a photo this way: Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Center. On the Windows Media Center start screen, scroll to Pictures + Videos, and then click Picture library. Right-click the picture you want to edit, click Picture Details, then click Touch Up.
• Or use a free photo editing program such as downloading GIMP onto your computer, a free and safe program for editing photos; download it at gimp.org.
 
Written Responses 

You can always scroll upwards to change something you already entered.

For open-ended questions, the blinky thing will stop typing if you reach 600 characters (around 140 words). That's a medium-sized paragraph.

Important Writing Tip: Although this is NOT a scholarly course, please always use proper spelling and punctuation in this course, to the best of your ability, even when your writing is friendly, fun, or informal. We especially ask that you utilize periods, commas, and capitalization so your thoughts can be clearly understood by the rest of us.
We care about reading your insights and ideas!


 
Please answer the following:

Why do you want to enroll in this course? *

 
In your own words, please explain how you feel about loving and helping people who are creative. *

 
Choose: 1= NO WAY!   2= not really.  3= meh.  4= kind of. 5= YES!

There are no "right" or "wrong" answers in this section... just be honest.


 
I am a follower and believer in Jesus Christ of Nazareth in my personal life. I have come to salvation through the grace of Christ's death and resurrection. *






 
I am very sensitive to beauty when I experience it. *






 
I am very sensitive to emotional pain when I experience it or see others experience it. *

This isn't negative or positive.
When you see pain, does it affect you MORE DEEPLY than it seems to affect other people?





 
Artistically-inclined people seem to approach me more often than they approach other people when they're in need of counsel or support. *






 
Doing and turning in assignments is not difficult for me. It's generally easy for me to follow rules and procedures. *

Ahem....
Please make sure you're telling the truth.





 
I have a reputation of awesomeness when I'm under someone else's authority, and I don't struggle with rebellion or authority issues. *

Think about what others would actually say about you.





 
People say I'm organized and I'm good at administrative tasks. *






 
When I'm struggling in my own artwork, the dialog in my head tends to be very supportive and positive. I usually try to be my own friend, not my own worst enemy. *






 
When I see someone else struggling in their artwork, I have the urge to say encouraging and positive observations to them-- anything true I can find to say about their work that will hopefully give them hope and courage. *






 
When I see someone else struggling in their artwork, I like offering critique on their work in ways that will help them advance in their art. I value and enjoy the process of critique and giving constructive criticism for the benefit of others. In my own work I routinely seek honest critiques from artists in my field in an attempt to improve my craft. *






 
If I see people in conversation with each other, and then they discover they have different viewpoints on an important issue, I don't feel anxious or upset as long as the conversation remains respectful. *






 
When it comes to people who have a DIFFERENT viewpoint from my view of government or politics, they say that I have a reputation for being gentle, sensitive to others, open-minded, a good listener, and slow to speak. *






 
When it comes to people who hold MAJORLY different beliefs from what I believe about religion, theology, doctrine, and scriptural interpretation, they say that I have a reputation for being welcoming, gentle, quick to listen, and slow to speak. *






 
When it comes to people who hold SLIGHTLY different beliefs from what I believe about religion, theology, doctrine, and scriptural interpretation, they say that I have a reputation for being welcoming, gentle, quick to listen, and slow to speak. *






 
I have a lot of prior experience in making visual art of some kind or other. *

If you don't, it's totally okay! We'll be changing that soon.





 
It's easy and natural for me to show patience and grace toward people who don't know anything about visual art techniques when they're trying to learn art. *






 
It's easy for me to show patience and grace toward myself when I'm trying to learn new art techniques. *






 
I enjoy studying and discussing topics I know absolutely nothing about. Learning new things is intriguing and exciting to me, and I don't usually struggle with feeling insecure or negative when I'm learning something new. *






 
From time to time, I will be agreeable to studying or discussing topics I already know a lot about, as long as it's not very often. *






 
I enjoy writing about deep concepts. *






 
I enjoy creative writing and/or I enjoy writing poetry. *






 
I have a lot of experience in helping others, either through serving in a church ministry or in serving the people in my city/community. *






 
What kind(s) of art and/or writing do you like to do, and why? *

 
Tell me about yourself, {{answer_q3b5PQWy1HUB}} -- not about art, not about ministry. Just YOU.

Who is your family? Or what is your favorite food? Where do you like to take walks?

Stuff like that.

Or: Who is your hero and why?
Or how about: What was your favorite moment as it unfolded at your house this week? 

Those are just a few suggestions to get you thinking, so make up your own questions to answer if you prefer. *

Psst... I love pizza. 
I also love stir-fried Asian green beans sauteed in garlic and oyster sauce. 
My husband is Filipino, and he's a great cook!
 
Art and Vocation: Carefully read these, and choose ALL the statements that CURRENTLY describe you. *


 
There's art for income, and there's art you love to make. 
Are they the same for you?

How do you feel about this? Do you feel satisfied? a sense of freedom? frustrated? bored? Do you wrestle with regret? 
Are you exhausted? happy? energized? proud? fragmented? yearning for things to be different?

Please tell me how you feel about your art and your vocation (how it applies to you in the church, in the marketplace, or both). *

 
YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY EMAILED A COPY of all these agreements for your records after you submit this application (to help you remember what you agreed to!).

This school is unique. Please indicate your interest and agreement by clicking yes or no below:


I verify that I do want to connect with other art ministers around the world. I want to join the global conversation about loving the world in the name of Christ through the visual arts and writing. I agree to do the hard work required, practicing on my own and responding to others in community. *

     
 
I agree with the following statement:

I understand that many students who enroll in this course are unsure of exactly "how" or "when" or "where" they'll be able to apply what they learn from this course, and many students may be uncertain about their future plans after taking this course. This does not disqualify anyone from taking this course. *

     
 
I agree with the following statement:

I am aware that some Foundations of Art Ministry students may be very seasoned in leading artists, while others may be just starting out in ministry or haven't had an opportunity to serve or lead artists yet. This doesn't make anyone better than anybody else. Everyone will be learning.

Regardless of my own career plans or my own level of ministry experience (or lack thereof), I agree to contribute richly to our class discussions of ministry and theology while fostering an inclusive environment of humility, grace, and education in our training and practice of both art and ministry. *

     
 
I agree with the following statement:

Similarly, I understand that some Foundations of Art Ministry students will already have extensive experience in visual art, whereas other students will be just starting out in their journey in visual art.

I understand that to foster a safe learning environment, there will be no tolerance of:

-- elitism or put-downs
-- jealousy of others' success 
-- negativity toward others
-- self-negativity or self-pity 

I understand that every student, from the least experienced to the most experienced, will be expected to give artistic encouragement, feedback, understanding, grace, and support to all other classmates, wherever they happen to be in the learning process.

I agree to respect people who have different natural abilities and artistic passions from mine. I understand I will often be invited to honor, celebrate, and appreciate the work of people who have very different vocational and artistic ambitions from mine.

I agree to do my part to love amateur, emerging, and professional artists toward the mutual support of every artist because we all need each other. *

     
 
I agree with the following statement:

I agree to uphold an environment of healthy sharing practices with my classmates, teachers, and moderators. Together we will aim to be open and sometimes even vulnerable, but only in ways that are good for ourselves and our classmates. I will not put emotional demands on people, or reveal information that would be inappropriate for the whole group. I will engage in healthy communication with everyone, to the best of my ability. 

I agree to not show blatant preference for certain classmates while ignoring others. I'll strive to be as inclusive as I can. *

     
 
I agree with the following statement:

I understand that because artists have developed thousands of philosophies throughout history, respectful disagreements will certainly arise in this course. I will not be threatened but will remain open to learning, remembering that my value lies in Christ alone. If I am hurt by others, it is my responsibility to gently and respectfully convey the problem to my classmates. If problems persist I will bring the situation to Jessie Nilo's attention.

I understand that philosophical differences should only be aired selectively, with wisdom and careful timing. 

I agree to refrain from making any belligerent, divisive, insensitive, or derogatory comments toward or about my fellow students, and to instead be considerate and kind toward my fellow students. 

I understand that if there are ongoing problems in this area, it could result in my removal from class discussions and/or my removal from this course. *

     
 
I agree with the following statement:

Feedback - I understand that if I am accepted into this course, I'm asking for feedback from Jessie Nilo, from Foundations team members, and from my classmates. This includes feedback for my spiritual journey as well as my visual art and writing learning process.

I agree to give and receive feedback according to the model of grace and gentle education that will be shown throughout the Foundations of Art Ministry course.

GIVING:
I agree to refrain from giving other students unwanted critique or unasked-for advice, always making sure I'm being asked for specific feedback before offering it.

RECEIVING:
I will be open to receiving appropriate critique from others, and I agree to not confuse my value and God-given worth with my potential for growth. With careful discernment I will consider the feedback offered to me by others. I agree to tell the Foundations staff right away if problems emerge for me in the critique process. *

     
 
I agree with the following statement:

Christian Unity - I understand that Jessie Nilo and Art Fruition are widely known for promoting unity and mutual appreciation among Christians who belong to a wide variety of worship traditions, styles, expressions, and denominations just as Jesus prayed for all of His disciples to love each other and be one (John 17).

The instructors and staff of Art Fruition are spiritually mature Christians who value our different backgrounds. We strongly believe in the unity of the worldwide Church (people who have been saved by grace through Jesus Christ).

I understand that I am required to show respect for, and hopefully will choose to honor, celebrate, and appreciate, the many beautiful expressions within the bride of Christ. I will refrain from making belligerent, divisive, or derogatory comments regarding the methods or worship expressions of my fellow believers in Christ. Serious infractions will result in removal from discussions and may result in removal from this course.

Note about the use of the term Christian: Art Fruition includes Protestant non-denominational groups as well as Protestant Christian denominations, Roman Catholic, and Greek or Russian Orthodox traditions who believe in the divinity of Christ -- holding that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is Eternal God, existing before creation, and that Jesus created all things (John 1); that Jesus stepped into that creation, coming to earth in human form in order to single-handedly redeem all things, submitting to be crucified, dead, and buried; and that he rose again to fulfill the scriptural prophecies of the Messiah, whom we worship as God. Furthermore, we believe in the Trinity, who is God in Three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit -- coexisting as One God who created one universe (not many gods, many universes). 

If a student does not personally hold Christian beliefs,
 they are still eligible to take this course, and we welcome them! We simply ask everyone to respect the necessarily Christian context of this course. We also ask every student to support the ways in which we express, process, and grow toward maturity in our Christian faith. *

     
 
I agree with the following statement:

I realize that all movements start out "grassroots," and those of us in this course are simply moving in the groundswell of God's Spirit as He stirs the hearts of artists around the world.

As artists in churches we are pioneers--there are relatively few paid staff positions for visual artists or writers in churches at this time. I also realize that many innovative, service-oriented people create their own jobs, often initially as volunteers. 

With this in mind, regardless of whether I'm eventually hired somewhere or not, I sense that God is leading me to explore methods of serving through art in the context of Christian community. I will pursue my own spiritual and artistic growth--not with the mindset of jockeying for a position in ministry or climbing some kind of career ladder, but with the mindset of a servant and a vessel for God's glory, trusting the Lord to bring me opportunities in His timing. *

     
 
TIMELINE AND DETAILS

I accept the following terms:

If selected for this school, I agree to purchase the accompanying Course Workbook online for $35 when the instructor gives me the link, and I will order the workbook within 2 weeks.

I promise to dedicate time for this course in my schedule.

Because this course is taken in a group environment which thrives on class engagement, I commit to honoring my classmates by staying engaged as much as possible during the time that I am enrolled in this course.

I understand the video lessons will be completed at my own pace, and that I will not receive reminders from the instructor or moderators to do my assignments; the responsibility of my lesson completion is on me.

I understand that statistically, the likelihood of completing this course is much higher for people who:
• take this course with friends 
• write out a plan on their calendar, detailing when they will do each lesson (an optional calendar chart is provided in your workbook) 

For each lesson, I will:

STEP 1. Watch the video and read the accompanying workbook (approximately 45 minutes of material)...

STEP 2. Complete the art and writing assignments (approximately 2 hours)...

STEP 3. Upload that lesson's assignment (10-30 minutes), and

STEP 4. Discuss that lesson's uploads with my classmates by giving at least 2 of my classmates encouragement and feedback about the work they've uploaded (30 minutes). *

You will not be considered for this course unless you agree to the following conditions.
     
 
I accept the following terms:

Even if I have to miss a week or two of uploading my homework assignments, I agree I will do my very best to stay in discussion and community with my classmates and assignments, and give them my feedback and encouragement. I will stay current and be present in our community of students. The most important aspect of this school is the ongoing support within our small group. *

You will not be considered for this course unless you agree to these conditions.
     
 
I accept the following terms:

Payments - If selected for this school, I will commit to paying $40/month for the entire time I am enrolled in this course until I achieve certification. There is no minimum or maximum amount of time that I need to be enrolled before I can achieve certification. 

I understand that during this course, my monthly payments of $40 will be collected automatically, starting on the first day that I register to join my classmates, and payments will be automatically withdrawn from that same account each month on the same calendar day thereafter (e.g. on the 8th if started on the 8th), until the last payment is collected when I am either finished and achieve certification, or if I decide to cancel my own subscription without achieving certification.   

To Become Certified

Upon completing 90% of the course material, I will automatically become certified in this course. This means I will receive an alumni subscription, a physical certificate in the mail, and be eligible for future advanced courses. 

Upon reaching 90% completion (certification) I can either cancel my $40/month subscription right away to stop further payments of $40/month, or I can keep going to complete anywhere between 90% and 100% of the course at my choosing. I understand that I must cancel my own $40/month subscription whenever I decide that I'm ready to end this course after becoming certified, and it will not automatically be canceled for me. 

When I’m ready to end my own subscription after becoming certified, I need to unsubscribe at least 5 days before the next automatic payment is scheduled to be processed, in order to stop another monthly payment from being processed.

Whoever achieves certification can simply unsubscribe themselves when they are ready; students achieving certification do NOT have to fill out a Stop Subscription Form or pay a $15 admin fee to unsubscribe, as do students who drop the course before certification (details are below).   

Alumni Benefits of Certification

If/when I reach certification, I will be offered the opportunity to continue as an Alumni in the same Self-Paced version of this Foundations course, at the low price of only $5/month, where I can enjoy continued access to all course material, including all lessons and videos, and enjoy community with other art ministers around the world. This $5/month access subscription can continue for as long as I wish to subscribe paying $5/month, with no obligation to comment or repeat or upload any actual lessons or assignments (Alumni can stay as much or as little engaged as they want to). 

I will not share Foundations of Art Ministry content with non-subscribers, either in person, electronically, or in print, to groups or individuals, without express written permission from Jessie Nilo and Art Fruition. (To ask permission, email jessie@artfruition.com with the details of whom it's for, when, and the purpose.)

Cancelation Policy

If a student falls behind in coursework or feels inadequate, they are highly encouraged to stay in the course if at all possible. Keep in mind that it's common for art ministers to feel inadequate, and it's not uncommon to experience pushback emotionally or spiritually while overcoming obstacles and achieving small victories. Often the best solution is to press through and continue, while surrounded by a community of support.

That said, students may unsubscribe from this course at any time after filling out a Stop Subscription Form.

I understand that I’m free to unsubscribe anytime, for any reason. In order to unsubscribe, I am required to fill out a Stop Subscription Form (which includes an Exit Survey) and pay a $15 admin fee.

Reasons for stopping before I reach certification could include personal health, spiritual recovery, an emergency in the family, or a personal crisis. Or it could turn out that the course is not resonating with some students.

Stop Subscription Forms are read and processed by Art Fruition staff. The status of every student's spiritual health will always be treated as confidential and of the utmost priority. 

Your health and well-being are important to us! 

I understand that after I file a Stop Subscription Form and pay the one-time $15 administrative fee, I will then be free to unsubscribe from the course without certification. At such time, all scheduled subscription payments to this Self-Paced Course will stop.

Taking a Temporary Pause to Navigate Emergencies

If I, the student, have a real health or family emergency that doesn't allow me to engage in this course for several weeks, I am welcome to take a Temporary Pause until I have enough time and energy to jump back in again. 

Temporary Pauses can have 2 outcomes:

1) Temporary Pause, followed by Re-Entry

Consistency is key in a self-paced course, and students should strive to be consistent. However, if I have a life emergency during this course, I can simply explain the situation to a few of my trusted classmates and not feel pressure to upload new assignments until the emergency has lifted. I will be supported in community and I can ask for prayer support, even while my homework assignments are temporarily paused. I can engage with the same classmates, while only doing minimal or no work, as is comfortable. After the emergency has lifted I'll resume my coursework and lessons, and start where I left off.  
 
2) Unsubscribe and Re-Apply to the Weekly Release Version of this Course
 
If I can’t finish the Self-Paced Course, or if I’m stuck, I may decide to switch to the Weekly Release version of this course, which offers the support of a small group with a set schedule (Note: The weekly-release version requires the whole payment up front upon acceptance to the course, and has a start date of September each year.) If I’m currently in good community standing with Self-Paced classmates and faculty, I can fill out a Stop Subscription Form, pay the $15 admin fee, then re-apply to the Weekly Release version instead, joining a small group on a September start date. I can ask for a partial discount on the Weekly Release cost if I've already gone through a good portion of the self-paced version and had positive engagement with my peers.

Note: Discounts for students switching from the Self-Paced version to the Weekly Release version will be determined by Art Fruition staff on a case-by-case basis. *

You will not be considered for this course unless you agree to these conditions.
     
 
Much of the art we create for this course will examine spiritual mysteries and realities of the Bible.

Students will have a lot of freedom in choosing materials and concepts.

Advanced students can skip the basic art tutorials if they would like. Optional art demos and tutorials are provided in the video lessons as a resource for anyone who wants guidance in specific art techniques.

Is this okay with you?
1 = strongly not okay   5 = absolutely awesomely okay *






 
Great job, almost done!

As a class, we will be doing a fair amount of visual art and writing assignments.

Students are required to upload weekly drawing or writing assignments to a small group of classmates who will share encouragement and feedback.

How do you feel about this?
Be honest.

Rate how you FEEL about showing your projects to your classmates.
(...Not that you're going to get out of it or anything, because you're not.)  
:)
1 = hate the idea  3 = okay I guess   5 = totally excited! *






 
In your own words, explain how you feel about the requirement to make and share your art in this course. *

 
Do you have any additional comments, questions, or concerns?
Write them below.

 
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(If you don't, it's perfectly okay.)
 
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{{answer_q3b5PQWy1HUB}}, thank you for applying to
Art Fruition's Foundations of Art Ministry.

You will be notified of your status via the e-mail you provided within one week.

If you are accepted, you will need to purchase 
the following books:

REQUIRED READING UPON ACCEPTANCE

Foundations of Art Ministry Workbook, $35, 
by Jessie Nilo (a link will be provided to you upon acceptance to this course).

Heart of the Artist
 by Rory Noland (Zondervan, 1999).
Finding Divine Inspiration by J. Scott McElroy (Destiny Image, 2008)


If someone else wants to apply for this Self-Paced course, click below.

A new application fee will be required for each applicant.
All students need a unique e-mail address.
fresh new application
I'm sorry, but you will not be able to complete this course unless you have the capability to upload photos and images.

Please ask if there's someone else's computer you could use, or see if someone can teach you how to upload pictures, and then re-apply. 
If you have questions, email jessie.artfruition@gmail.com.
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Below is your application for the
Small Group Format version of this course.

The course begins every September and runs through May,
and takes 9 months to complete. 

See you there!
Apply for the Small Group Format