Made is an e-course created by Christian creatives for Christian creatives, exploring what it means to be a person who makes things who believes she or he was, in turn, made by God. Talented teachers will lead us on an adventure through faith and creativity.
Registration for Made 2014 is from June 1st – August 15th.
Some frequently asked questions . . .
Who is the course for?
Creatives of all shapes, sizes, and leanings who are interested in exploring God-centered creativity within an online community of artistic believers.
Why does this course exist?
Made was born out of artist Beth Morey’s desire to take a course in creativity that incorporated her Christian beliefs. For her, creativity and faith go hand in hand. So while she has loved the many online art courses that she’s taken , she was saddened the beliefs discussed in courses hardly ever lined up with her own. One day while running on her treadmill (the place where all her best ideas come), she thought, “Why not make the kind of e-course I want to take?” And so, here we are.
Beth has since invited Anna Pasquale to lead Made 2014. Anna was an instructor in Made 2013 and she has a heart for folks coming into a deeper relationship with Christ through the God-breathed gift of creativity.
You can find out more about her on her blog, Anna K. Originals.
What do you mean by “Christian”?
A Christian is one who believes in (or is exploring) some form of Christianity, meaning that you embrace some form of this statement:
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.”
This course is non-denominational. Seekers who are exploring Christianity are also welcome!
What do you mean by “creative”?
For the purpose of this course, “creative” means whatever you define it to be. We feel that there is no one kind of creativity. Therefore, if you define yourself as creative, you are welcome. The types of creativity we will be exploring in this course include: mixed media, painting, art journaling, collage, photography, writing, calligraphy, and more.
How much does the course cost?
The entire course is $80.
What is the format for this course?
Access to a new workshop will be delivered via email every week beginning September 1st, 2014. Within that email you will be given a private password that you can use to access the new content here in the form of videos, posts, PDFs, and images. There is a private discussion forum on Facebook where we can discuss the workshops, share our creations, and find loving support.
What is the time frame of this course?
Made 2014 registration will be open from June 1st – August 15th.. The class itself starts on September 1, 2014. New content will be posted weekly. After that, the classroom site will remain open through September 1, 2015, to ensure that you have ample time to make the most of the course. Workshops are available 24/7 during that period. The private Facebook group will open June 1st, 2014, and remain open forever and ever.
Why are there no course descriptions available, yet?
The Made 2014 teachers are hard at work putting their offerings together for you now! The full list of course descriptions and the fabulous teachers leading them will be posted closer to registration.
How will the course content be delivered?
The workshops are taught via videos, text, downloadable PDFs, images, and prompts. A new private, password-protected workshop will be posted here every Monday for the duration of the course.
I’m a beginner painter/writer/photographer/journaler/etc. Is this course for me?
Absolutely! There is no minimum level of knowledge required. All workshops are beginner friendly. The Made teachers will be available to address questions throughout the week of their workshop.
What happens after I purchase a spot in Made?
Once your payment is completed, you may immediately request membership to our private Facebook group (it will be granted as soon as possible — unfortunately this is not automated). August 31, 2014, you will receive an email with the first week’s password, giving you access to look around at the classroom. You may browse, but your instructor won’t be available until the next day.
What if I don’t want to participate in every single workshop?
That’s totally fine. None of the workshops are mandatory. Feel free to take what you need and leave the rest. Do try to challenge yourself a little, too, but you are encouraged to engage the course content at your own pace. Only you know what works best for you . . . honor that!
What supplies will I need to participate in Made?
The supply list for the course will be made available when the course descriptions are posted.
Can I sell/publish/license/etc. the things I create in Made?
Can I share the workshops with my friend who hasn’t purchased a spot in Made?
No, please do not. Tuition to Made is $80.00 (US) per individual student. Please honor the hard work and amazing creative offerings of the Made teachers by respecting this. Thanks so much for understanding!
Can I get a refund after my payment is sent?
Due to the fact that enrolling students gain immediate access to the private Facebook group, we are unfortunately unable to provide refunds at this time.
I’m very into debating hot button topics, like abortion, gay marriage, politics, and more. Is Made the place for this?
No. Made is absolutely not the right venue for debates. The private Made group on Facebook is a place for sharing our creative adventures, discussing what it means to be a creative Christian, and supporting each other as we learn and grow together. It is meant to be a safe place, and debates of volatile subjects will be removed. Thank you for understanding.
I have more questions. Can you help me?
Please send all further questions to madecourse(at)gmail(dot)com.
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