Foundations of Art Ministry

A P P L I C A T I O N   F O R 
S M A L L   G R O U P 
9 - M O N T H   C O U R S E 

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.

This 9-month art ministry course features a small-group format that maximizes peer support, community interaction, and weekly accountability. Lessons are released every Tuesday morning on a set schedule beginning in September and ending in May. 

Cost to Apply: $25
Next Course Begins Sept. 4, 2018
APPLY EARLY for maximum discount!

Plan-Ahead Tuition
Apply before December 1, 2017:
$550 will be due on Dec. 5, 2017 if accepted

Early Registration
Apply December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018: 
$600 will be due on March 5, 2018 if accepted

Regular Registration
Apply March 1 - June 30, 2018: 
$700 will be due on July 5, 2018 if accepted

Late Registration
Apply July 1 - August 10, 2018: 
$800 will be due on Sept 3, 2018 if accepted

Students are entitled to a full refund during the first 30 days of the course, after which a percentage-based refund can be asked for any time, for any reason, pro-rated by the number of months remaining in the course
(minus a $38 admin fee).

Time commitment for this course: 4 hours per week.

This course is for ages 16 and up.

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."

Choose the start date you are applying for: *

What is your FIRST name? *

Last name? *

How old are you, {{answer_sw9F}}? *

You must be 16 years or older to apply.
Are you and a friend (or some friends) applying to take this course together, and you want to request being assigned to the same small group together?

This course is taught in small groups of 8 to 12 students who are prayerfully assigned.

List your Classmate Requests below.

If you're applying with friends and you'd like to be within the same group of classmates, please type EVERYONE'S name(s) and the city and state where they live. 

And tell your friend(s) to list YOU as their classmate when they apply, too.
(Make sure everyone chooses the same start date!)

If you're not sure yet whether your friend will apply, you can still list them anyway and tell us you're not sure if they'll apply, and we'll just keep an eye out for their application. 
Classmate requests AFTER you've already applied: E-mail anytime to add someone's name, city, and state to your classmate request.

The deadline for a classmate request is 3 weeks before each class start date.
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
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.

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

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_sw9F}} -- 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.

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.

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. *


I accept the following terms:

If selected for this school, I will commit to finding the time to do 4 hours of homework per week. I will create the time for that in my schedule.

Because this is a small group environment that thrives on class engagement, I commit to my classmates not to miss more than 3 weeks of homework during the time that I am enrolled in this course.

I understand the video lessons will be ready for me to download every Tuesday morning, to be completed by Sunday night.** 

Sometime between Tuesday and Sunday, I will be expected to:

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

STEP 2. Complete the assignments, which will vary between visual art and written assignments (approximately 2 hours)...

STEP 3. Upload each week's assignment to my small group by Sunday night.

And sometime that weekend or Monday or Tuesday, I will be expected to

STEP 4. Discuss that week's uploads with my classmates, and give at least 2 of my classmates encouragement and feedback about the work they've uploaded (30-45 minutes).

**NOTE: There is no class on the following weeks: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. 

There is also one "break week" per month built into the course for reflection, rest, and/or for catching up on any missed assignments. *

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:

PAYMENT - If selected for this school, I will commit to paying the amount in full, up front, according to the date I applied for the course and its corresponding set price as advertised on I agree to pay my entire tuition as a one-time payment by the required deadline if I'm accepted into this course.

All accepted students will receive an e-mailed invoice from Art Fruition.
Payment types: Either mail a check, or use a valid credit card or debit card via secure payment online.

I understand that my payment will not be broken into several smaller installments.

Copyrighted Material: 
I agree
 to refrain from sharing any Foundations of Art Ministry content with non-subscribers, either in person, electronically, or in print, to groups or individuals, without first emailing and asking for express written permission from Jessie Nilo and Art Fruition.

After the 9-month course is over in May, my access to this course will automatically be disconnected (along with our entire class) when our last month is finished, whether I have individually achieved my course certification or not. 

Certification is achieved only by students who complete at least 90% of the course material by the end of the 9 month course.

Continuing Access for Those Achieving Certification:

If I'm one of the students who have reached 90% completion by the end of Foundations of Art Ministry, I will then be invited to re-subscribe for continued access to all material, this time as an Alumni in our Self-Paced version of the Foundations course at the low price of only $5/month, so I can enjoy access to all course material, including all lessons and videos, and enjoy community with other art ministers around the world. This $5/month access to material and community can continue for as long as I wish to subscribe for $5/month, and I can cancel anytime.

(Note: Certified Alumni have no obligation to subscribe to our Self-Paced Course for $5/month upon completion, and if they do, Alumni do not need to repeat any actual assignments, re-watch any videos, or re-upload any classwork; Alumni can engage as much or as little as they choose).

Dis-Enrollment Policy

If I wish to unsubscribe without achieving certification, I understand that I’m free to dis-enroll anytime, for any reason, and am eligible for a full or partial refund according to what month the course is currently in when I dis-enroll, minus a $38 admin fee.

However, if I fall behind in my coursework, feel inadequate, or am tempted to quit in discouragement, the staff will encourage me to stay in the course if possible, because it's common for us to struggle and we are not alone. Students should keep in mind that often, art ministers experience increased emotional or spiritual pushback as a result of their own progress and small victories. Many times the best solution is to press through while being surrounded by a caring community of like-minded creatives.   

That said, the staff respects any reason for a student needing to stop before reaching certification. Reasons could include personal health, spiritual rest or recovery, a family emergency, or a personal crisis. Or it could turn out that the course is not resonating with a student after all.

The status of every student's spiritual health will always be treated as confidential and of the highest priority. 

Procedure for dis-enrolling from the course:
I understand that I must fill out a Dis-Enrollment Form if I wish to dis-enroll before reaching certification. The Dis-Enrollment Form takes 5 days to process, contains a mandatory assessment (exit survey), and requires a $38 non-refundable administrative fee, paid by the student. The student filing a Dis-Enrollment Form is entitled to ask for the remaining number of months' tuition to be refunded to them (prorated). For example, a student filling out the Dis-enrollment Form during the third month of the course can ask for a pro-rated refund equivalent to the remaining 6 months of the course. Refund amounts are calculated from the actual date the Dis-Enrollment Form was submitted by the student. 

It is ONLY by filling out a Dis-enrollment Form that a student then becomes eligible for a full refund (during the first 30 days), or partial prorated refund (after the first 30 days of the course), minus the $38 admin fee. 

Temporary Pause to Navigate Emergencies

If I have a real health or family emergency that doesn't allow me to engage in this course for several weeks, yet I don't want to drop the course, Art Fruition will keep my enrollment open for whenever I can jump back in, while I take a Temporary Pause. 

Temporary Pause can have 2 outcomes:

1) Temporary Pause followed by Re-Entry:
During this course, if I experience a family emergency, I can simply explain the situation to Jessie and my classmates and not feel any pressure to upload new assignments until the emergency has lifted. I'll be supported and encouraged to remain part of class for community and prayer support, even while my homework assignments are temporarily on pause. I will remain in the course during the emergency and will hopefully be able to engage on an emotional and spiritual level with my classmates, while only doing minimal assignment work or no work at all, as is comfortable. After the emergency has lifted I'll resume my coursework and my lessons, starting with the lesson my classmates are currently working on and commenting on, and then I’ll catch up on any previous lessons that I missed as I have time to complete them, usually during our scheduled catch-up weeks. (Students who have missed lessons can and do achieve certification in this way by using their catch-up weeks to regain momentum.)
2) Community Support with Future Re-Start: 
If there is no way for me to catch up after the emergency, I can still choose to stay connected to my small group for the duration of the course and remain engaged in giving and receiving emotional and spiritual support, and I won't be required to upload any more assignments, finishing the course without becoming certified, as is comfortable for me. If I'm in good community standing with my classmates and faculty at the course's end date, I can choose to enroll in the Foundations of Art Ministry Self-Paced version to finish my certification. It's beneficial for me to copy and save my previously uploaded work such as course assignments, files, important comments, and photos of artwork that I did for this course, which I can just re-upload into the Self-Paced version to hopefully complete 90% or more of the Self-Paced course if I switch over. (The Self-Paced course is just $40/month, and students can take as much time as they need to complete their certification.)

Your health and well-being are important to us! 

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_sw9F}}, 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:


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 the Small-Group Format version of this 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