Connecting Through Creativity

A Mini Course for Parents Wanting to Raise Creative Kids

Learn how to use CREATIVITY and CONNECTION together to become the family you want to be...

You might think that all you need to foster your children’s creativity is to give them a few art materials or even set up an art space, but if you miss the crucial CONNECTION piece of the puzzle, your time and money may well be wasted.  

In this course, I share why connection plays such an important role in fostering children’s creativity and how to do it easily without spending much more time. I help you make easy tweaks in your family so you can lay the foundation for a lifetime of creativity, self-confidence, and success. 

This mini course will not take a lot of your time to follow or implement, yet the potential impact it can have over time is tremendous. 

Fostering Creativity & Connection in Your Family


This online course will help you foster your children’s creativity in the most overlooked, yet most important, way—through the power of connection. 


Connection & creativity go hand-in-hand beautifully and each feeds the other and the family in ways you may not have considered. 

Interactions with those close to us are the connections that foster creativity. 

In turn, creative activities make many of our family interactions and transitions easier and more fun. 

Both are crucial pieces of the parenting toolkit, especially when used in combination, as I teach in this course. 

You might not think you have time for more connection but I will actually show you many ways to connect through creativity that take no extra time or that simply reframe activities you already do. Plus, you will find that the ways that do require a little extra time are well worth it.

About Connecting Through Creativity 

An Artful Parent mini course to help parents foster their children’s creativity (in the most overlooked, yet most important, way)

The price for this course is $37

You will have access to all of the materials immediately upon purchase. These include ::

  • Written Guides
  • Videos
  • Reflection Exercises
  • Creative Activities 
  • Lots of ideas to try now and later
  • Resource guides of books, games, & more 


Connecting Through Creativity is a course meant for parents of kids aged 3 through 10. It can also be used effectively by grandparents, nannies, and other caregivers. (While many of the concepts can be adapted to the classroom, this course is not created specifically for teachers.)

MY GUARANTEE :: Because I believe so strongly in the content of this course, I am offering a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. If you purchase this course, implement the ideas, and are not satisfied with the creative changes in your family, simply ask for a refund. 

Want to learn how to use CREATIVITY to connect with your family? And CONNECTION to foster creativity and self confidence? 

We'll do this throughout the course, covering a variety of ways to use these powerful parenting tools in tandem. Course topics include...

What is Creativity and Why Do We Care?

Envisioning Your Creative Family

How & Why to Connect Through Creativity

Creative Connection Through Conversation 

Experiment Together in Art & Life 

Connect Through Art & Play

What is included in the course? 

The course includes six modules to work through at your own pace. You'll receive::

  • Engaging Module Lessons to help you lay a strong creative foundation for your family. 
  • Reflective Exercises to help you apply the material to your family
  • Creative Activities as kid-friendly printables
  • Resource Guides with links to books, games and products to foster even more connection and creativity
  • An inspiring and attractive Quotation to print out and hang on your wall
  • Videos to illustrate key concepts

6 Modules on Fostering Creativity

Each module will guide you through a topic for fostering creativity and connection. The modules will be available to read online and to print and read at your leisure.

Reflective Exercises

These exercises will help you think through your own creative process and evaluate how to best fit creativity into your own family's life. 

Creative + Fun Activities for Your Children

This mini course contains several hands-on creative activities as easily printable PDFs to try with your children. 

Resource Guides

Several resource guides are included. These guides include links to books, games, and art materials that can help you foster even more creativity in your family's life.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ARTFUL PARENT COURSES

These testimonials are from people who took Artful Parenting 101, my 10-week signature course.

I have loved this course. It has changed my way of thinking and has gotten me to think more about encouraging art and creativity in my family. The knowledge I learned has transformed the way I do things in my home! -Brooke, Colorado, USA 

An inspiring course which re-energised our creative play. It gave me a quick reference guide so I could pull something together quickly. -Kirsty Strachan, Wiltshire, UK

This eCourse changed my way of incorporating art in our family life. It made me focus on how to talk to kids on their art, it gave me a ready made schedule for activities, and it inspired me to do my own versions of art activities. I am in love with art, and this eCourse made me love it even more as it re-connected me with my kids. Thanks, Jean!!!! - Marwa Abuelnasr, Egypt

This course was chock-full of ideas. I loved that I was asked each week to really think and reflect on where my family is and where we'd like to be in our creativity. I will be looking over this resource over and over in the future! -Anne Berg, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Having activity ideas fresh in my mind is so helpful & makes it much more likely that we'll do something. -Jen D, Rio Rancho, NM, USA

I think the best part of this course is that now I can see things in a different way... Everything is an excuse to explore and think about why things work like they do. - Crilibru, Colombia

A Passion for Creativity

Hi there! 

My name is Jean Van't Hul and I will be your friend and guide throughout this course, helping you to foster creativity in your family.  

As the founder of The Artful Parent blog and the author of two books, I have years of experience making art and creativity easy and fun for families. I will give you the tools, info, and inspiration to help you use the powerful tools of CONNECTION and CEATIVITY in your family.

I'm a mother to two children, ages 7 and 11, and live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina in the United States. I have a degree in art history and studio art from Wellesley College, and years of working in arts organizations, but it wasn't until I became a parent that the pure potential of art and creativity gelled in my mind. 

I am passionate about helping children reach their creative potential and I look forward to helping you create a strong creative foundation for your family!

FAQs 

Who is this course for? 

This course is designed for parents and caregivers who want to raise creative kids. The material is best suited for those with children ages 3 through 10. 

What are the dates of the course?

This is a self-guided course; once you enroll, you will have access to all of the materials to complete at your own pace.

I live in the UK (Australia, Switzerland, etc.). Is it ok to sign up for your course? 

Yes! That's the beauty of an online course. :) You can take it from anywhere! 

I would love to do this with my children but don’t feel creative or good at art. Is this a good program 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, this course 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… 

I love your site & books! If one already has your books, is it still worthwhile to take the course? 

Absolutely! This is new material that I haven't covered in my books. 

I am wondering if I can view the course at any time that fits my schedule or is it "live" and available on certain days and times only? 

So here's how the course will work... once you enroll, you will have access to all of the course material. You can work through it at your own pace. All the materials are available for download and printing. So you can also save everything to your computer and even print them out to put in a 3 ring binder or something (and keep forever).  

I am interested in your course but would be taking it as a teacher rather than a parent. Is that okay? 

I'd imagine that some of the material would be relevant to you and some not so much as I am focusing on parents and the home with this particular course. Because of your work, though, I think you would enjoy the course and find plenty of information to use with your students and to share with their families. You can always give the course a try and if you find it's not for you, you can ask for a refund (within 30 days).  

How long do I have access to the course? 

You'll have access through the course site indefinitely. You can also download and/or print anything from the course and keep it to refer to again and again. 

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.

 Should I take this course if I took Artful Parenting 101?

This mini course is adapted from one of the core lessons in my 10-week signature course. If you’ve taken Artful Parenting 101, some of the material in this mini course may seem familiar. However, I’ve expanded on and restructured the material to make it even more useful and actionable.

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 hello@artfulparent.com!