We had over 800 people take Artful Parenting 101 courses last year, which was amazing.
This FAQ is in response to the e-mails and questions I have received about the courses.
I thought I’d answer some of the more frequent ones here (since we all know that if someone raises their hand with a question, lots of other people have the same question, right?) and also add them to the FAQs on the course sites.
So here goes…
Artful Parenting 101 Course FAQs
Who are these courses for?
Artful Parenting 101 courses are designed for parents and caregivers who want to raise creative kids. The material is best suited for those with children ages 3 through 10 (although A Creative Family Foundation would also be great for parents of toddlers who are just beginning to think about how to incorporate art and creativity into their family and home).
I would love to do this with my children but don’t feel creative or good at art. Are these good programs for me?
Absolutely! You don’t have to feel confident in your own artistic abilities in order to foster your children’s creativity. In fact, Artful Parenting 101 courses would probably be perfect for you as I think it would give you tools and strategies for encouraging art and creativity in your household (plus the confidence to do it more regularly). It might even help you with confidence about your own creativity…
Can I take more than one course?
Yes! You can enroll in any or all of the courses. The two larger courses come with weekly e-mail guidance so if you enroll in both of them at the same time we will send you the e-mails for A Creative Family Foundation for the first 6 weeks, then send you the e-mails for Getting Creative with Kids Art Activities after that.
How do I know which is for me?
If you need help setting up an art space, knowing what art supplies to buy, incorporating art into your everyday life, or are just getting started with kids’ art, then I recommend A Creative Family Foundation.
If you have a good handle on incorporating kids’ art into your home and life, but want more ideas for art activities and more guidance on specific kinds of art (drawing, nature art, group art, sensory art, etc), then I recommend Getting Creative with Kids Art Activities.
I love your site & books! If one already has your books, is it still worthwhile to take your courses?
If you have and use my books and my blog extensively, and don’t need help with integrating the material into your life, then you probably don’t need a course. But, if you would like some help in making creativity a priority, with structure and action steps, then I think you could benefit from my courses, even if you have my books and read my blog. I think it mostly depends on you and how much you have incorporated art and creativity into your family’s life on your own… If you’re still not sure, feel free to sign up for a course and try it out! You can always ask for a refund within the first 30 days if you realize it’s not for you.
I am wondering if I can view a course at any time that fits my schedule or is it “live” and available on certain days and times only?
Once you enroll in a course, you’ll have access to all the material on the course site right away. You can learn and incorporate the lessons into your family life as quickly or as slowly as you like. If you want to go through it all in a week, that’s fine! If you want to take your time, that’s fine too. And the course material will still be there later if you want to revisit any of the lessons down the road as your kids and family change.
As an added service, and because I think the lessons are well suited to a week timeframe, I will be sending out 6 weekly emails to guide parents through the two longer courses–Getting Creative with Kids Art Activities and A Creative Family Foundation.
How much do Artful Parenting 101 courses cost?
- Getting Creative with Kids Art Activities is $49
- A Creative Family Foundation is $49
- Connecting Through Creativity – a mini course is $27
I live in the UK (Australia, Switzerland, etc.). Is it ok to sign up for your course?
Yes, absolutely! That’s the beauty of an online course. :) You can take it from anywhere!
I am interested in your course but would be taking it as a teacher rather than a parent. Is that okay?
I’d say yes for the Kids’ Art Activities course but maybe not for the other two unless you are a home-based preschool or day care center. Some of the material would be relevant to you and some not so much as I am focusing on parents and the home with these particular courses. Because of your work, though, I think you would enjoy them and find plenty of information to use with your students and to share with their families. You can always give a course a try and if you find it’s not ideal for you, you can ask for a refund (within 30 days).
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
Any other questions?
If you have a question that is not answered here or in the course description above, please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected]!
I would love to have you join me!
Happy artful parenting!