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    Business of Art Part I 

    This course is designed to develop leadership skills in communication, problem solving techniques, teamwork building,goal setting, customer service, leadership attributes and stress management. Through a series of exercises, hands on activities, and videos students will acquire a greater understanding of business in the arts, or arts in a business.

    Business Planning Part II

    This course provides a selection of artists from the Woodland Group of Seven and the Group of Seven. Students will get a sense of how Aboriginal art work became popular, and what was happening in Canada at the time art came to the forefront. Exploration of the various art mediums, brush work, style and characteristics within their body of work will enable students to critique work with a renewed understanding of art.

    The students should understand why it is important to study the art of Aboriginal people as well as the art of other cultures. Students will understand the use of masks in the Aboriginal culture. Students will create their own mask out of plaster, and place final finishing on with clear coat epoxy. They will work in teams to make their plaster molds and then will use paint and other items to decorate their masks. Students will learn about symbolism, research it, and adorn their masks with their chosen symbols.

    This course will teach you how to create small traditional art forms for your museum, or heritage site presentations. You will learn the elements of good instruction, lesson planning, organizing, and preparing for class tours.

    Maxwell's Dream Book Photo

    Based on the book "Put Your Dream to the Test" you will be guided through a process that will help you tap into your own dream. This course will take you through a six week examination of 13 chapters.

    You will have access to:

    • John Maxwell Videos & Audios
    • Salesmanship Accountability
    • Business Commitment strategies
    • Leading art venues and activities
    • Coaching (1) hour free and complimentary
    • Free Workbook
    • Powerpoint Presentations
    • Handouts
    • and a Graduate Certification in Recognition of your Achievement
    • Learning Platform 

    Your dream has power. It can inspire you. It can empower you. But will it reward you? In this course to reaching your dreams, Dr. John C. Maxwell shows you how to do the things needed to make your dream come true. Most people fail to realize their potential because their dream remains hypothetical. Put Your Dream to the Test takes your dream from ethereal to achievable. Maxwell shows you how to crystallize your vision and galvanize your commitment by instructing you how to answer ‘yes’ to questions like:

    • Is my dream really my dream?
    • Am I depending on factors in my control to achieve my dream?
    • Do I have a strategy to achieve my dream?
    • Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?
    • Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?
    • Does my dream benefit others?

    You can make a difference! Believe it or not, the most effective way to make an impact on the world is to make an impact on individual people. How do you do that? Through influence. In How to Influence People, leadership guru John C. Maxwell and his friend Jim Dornan tell you how to make a positive impact on every person in your life, from your children and coworkers to your customers and the barista at the coffee shop.

    Mastermind Book Study

    In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect John C. Maxwell reveals how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them. As a leader, it’s not enough just to work hard. It’s not enough to do a great job. To be successful, you need to learn how to communicate in a way that connects with others. In this book, John masterfully underscores principles and practices to equip you to communicate at a level that runs far deeper than words.


    Those who register develop the ability to work with people. People are inspired by and desire to be like great leaders yet become overwhelmed by the perceived knowledge needed to learn the skill of leadership. You can become a real success by relating to others better, equipping others with the proper skill sets, improving your attitude through daily practices and leading others where you have gone and beyond.



    This is an interactive course that is presented as a field test for course development work.

    When you've visited please post in the forum:

    1. What you liked?

    2. What you didn't like?

    3. Suggestions to help improve the lesson?

    Thirteen stories by Canadian First Nation, Metis and Inuit Women

    Through the author Barbara Derrick's exploration of her Chapter 3 "Muskwa Walks" a true definition of empowerment comes to life. Find your story here amidst other writers.


    To First Nation people the Medicine Wheel represents harmony and connection to all living things. The original Medicine Wheel can best be described as 28 stone cairns placed in a circular fashion. Stones travel out of the central core of the rock and its surround circle. Alberta and British Columbia, have two-thirds of all known Medicine Wheels (47) out of (70) which suggests that Southern Alberta was a central meeting place for many Plains First Nations tribes who followed the Medicine Wheel ceremonies. One of the prototypical medicine wheels is in Big Horn Country, Wyoming. Within this foundational course structure you will recognize and identify how the relationships of the four quadrants relate to you, your family, your community and the world. 


    The course will provide you with various techniques in communication, problem solving, presenting art as a business model or strategies using business coveted attributes to attract marketers to your small business. 

    One of the most desired attritubes an artist can have is connecting to people. John C. Maxwell says that in order to do business with people they have to "know, like and trust" you. Those of us that in the product industry, selling art prints, work of art or even the special customized art pieces have probably had our fair amount of disappointments in sales!  I believe as artists, our real business is  people focused. Therefore, we are in the people focused industry where it doesn't hurt to learn more about personal attributes and become interested in those who will buy our work?

    Discover Your Artistic Style

    You have hidden talent, something that sets you apart from everyone else. It's the way you choose your color, how you create your lines and how much time you take on each art piece. Your technique comes to you with such ease and fluidity because you were born with it. Yet you are unaware of why Pablo's work sells, or why people love Leonardo? And what about your neighbor who has a steady stream of buyers visiting them and their art work.   You have a Picasso inside of you but you are unaware of how to display your talent to the world. Learn how to discover your style and start attracting customers from this introductory course of two weeks.

    Your book is complete! As you thumb through the pages you are overwhelmed by what needs to happen to get it into the printers, then distributed to books stores. You will have options to have your book edited for a charge, an amount that relies on the page count. Or perhaps your cover design is bogging you down and you want someone else to do it for you? This is the package that you can purchase and let someone else do the work for you.

    What you will receive:

    1. A phone call or Skype visit to understand your needs and to create a quoted price.
    2. Consultation Services
    3. Depending on choices you will have a) proof reading b) cover design c) all publishing services related under Native Studio Art
    4. Final product 

    Self-Publishing a Book is DOABLE it just takes a bit of work. Native Studio Art - Cultural Institute is different in its approach to aspiring authors in that we provide the information and short cuts to your success! From the cover design, to the creation of the book template, to ideas around editing/proof-reading your book. Will you be selling your book internationally? Some things to think about when applying for an Amazon account. What about printing your book? Getting the ISBN Number, down to licensing as a publisher. Yes, you heard it right we will teach you how to obtain your Canadian licensing! Why not? 

    What you will receive:

    1. Book Publishing Syllabus

    2. Actionable steps throughout the course

    3. Links, Audio and any documentation needed to guide you

    4. Coaching 5 one-hour coaching sessions: They can be broken down into one-half hour sessions to expand coaching into areas you will need the most assistance. 

    5. Guide you to book submission to printers

    6. Bring a smile on your face "Selfie time of success!"

    You have a dream, and that is to share your experience with the world in a book! As you imagine readers looking at the cover of your book, and then hungrily opening it to scan the index you are whipped back into reality! The first thought, "What do I know about starting a book? This is going to cost a cazillion dollars? Who will help me get started?"

    This course will:

    1. Provide five (5) one hour coaching sessions via Skype or Phone.
    2.   A one-on-one coaching session  with your very own book coach Barbara Derrick
    3. Brainstorm ideas for your book
    4. Recordings of coaching sessions for you to refer back to 
    5. All documents such as Word, and or PDF's will be supplied to you throughout the course
    6. Assist you in  mind mapping your chapters
    7. Provide you with tips and technqiues to get you writing anywhere, at anytime
    8. Provide you with a book template that contains: margins, paragraph indentation etc all related to the size of your book
    9. Get you thinking about the cover


    The Analysis of Mind is a course that is specifically designed to provide Personal Growth. The course focuses on a different aspect to move towards the goal of exloring intellect, intuition and examining the around you in the world. Philosophers maintained that mind is the reality and matter an evil dream called "idealists"—a  word which has a different meaning in philosophy from that which it bears in ordinary life. They knew sufficiently what they meant by the words "mind" and "matter" to be able to conduct their debate intelligently. 




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