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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.

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    1. 13 lessons
    2. 4 per month
    3. 3 hrs per week
    4. 5 tests
    5. Diploma
    6. Unlimited Mentoring/Coaching Interactive Skype or Zoom Calls
    7. Session Q & A

    In 2017, author Barbara Derrick published her book "Walking in Your Power- lessons from the grandmothers."  The book is divided into 13 chapters and the author has referred them to be the 13 sections on the back of the turtle. Muskwa, a young elder and the main character of the book, gets its name from the Cree word for Bear and the Barbara reveals that she is a spirit of her clan who came to her dreams.

    Additionally, Barbara integrated a workbook after each chapter. This on-line course is the portal, the next phase in connecting her readers in real time as they make personal changes in their self-development. She encourages readers to share their results as they shift their old models of learning. To identify paradigms or belief systems sabotaging achievements in their family, finances, relationship and dreams. Finally, to rewrite the experience with powerful words of positivity. 

    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.

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    This course will provide you with the information needed in order to understand why cultural appropriation or the adoption of certain elements from indigenous culture without the consent of its people who belong to that culture is wong. We will cover the variation of design, color, products and types of art from four indigenous peoples groups and how they create and sell their items on the market. 


    8 lessons

    2 months

    3 hrs per week

    2 tests

    Certificate of Completion

    2 Interactive Webinars

    2 Session Q & A

    This is a 12 week online course consisting of 13 lessons will take you on a journey of discovery through the fascinating four directional teachings from the east, south, west and north. The medicine wheel is used as an educational tool for students who are unfamiliar with indigenous peoples' worldview perspectives. 


    13 lessons

    3 months

    3 hrs per week

    5 tests


    Interactive Webinars

    Session Q & A

    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. 

    designed for the student with little or no previous art experience. The emphasis of this course will be on understanding personal strengths, attributes and passions of artistry in the industry. Students will gain perspectives on the “how” and “why” to encourage clearer articulation of their art pieces. Students will additionally participate in applied art exercise that will enrich their understanding of the course material.

    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.

    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. 


    15 lessons

    4 months

    3 hrs per week

    5 tests


    Interactive Webinars

    Session Q & A

    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?"


    Five (1) hour one- on- one private coaching sessions via Skype, Zoom or Phone with book coach Barbara Derrick

    Sessions include: 

    • Learn how to effectively mind map 
    • Receive writing tips and techniques that work


    Recordings of coaching sessions for your reference

    Instructions to set up your book cover

    Interactive Q & A Discussions for: 

    Receive guidance on how to use the book template that contains: margins, paragraph indentation and anything else related to setting it up.

    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? 

    Course Highlights:

    1. 8 week Course 

    2. Book Publishing Syllabus with 4 lessons

    3. Direction to actionable steps throughout the course

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

    5. 5 one-hour Coaching sessions

    6. Guide you to book submission to printers

    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 a small package that gives you an experienced and live book mentor/coach to help you.

    What you will receive:

    1. One phone call for one hour mentorship/coaching session with book coach Barbara Derrick through Skype to assist you with your questions.
    2. Discounted 10% offer on Gold, Bronze, Platinum and Ruby Coaching Packages.

    Transformational Educator & Leadership

    If you’re an aspiring artistic educator you can learn to be a great transformational leader in your industry. This foundation course provides you with key insights, tips and skills to better identify, create, develop and ultimately motivate and become a powerful deliverer of growth minded training. During this introductory 4-week course, you will learn why transformational growth matters, and how successful educators empower others to learn. Ultimately, transformational educators develop the people around them and help them lead lives of success. If you are looking to increase your skills around leadership and the arts, and if you believe you have what it takes to empower others through your creativity, then register now to start your journey.


    8 lessons

    1 month

    3 hrs per week

    5 tests


    Interactive Webinars

    Session Q & A

    Who this course is developed for: instructors, coaches, mentors, artists, artisans, coaches, and mentors.

    Upon Completion Receive: Certificate of Recognition 

    LESSON 1 - Are You Teacher-Centered Or a Transformational Educator?

    We start by focusing on the basic skills that all student-centered educators must have to be successful transformational educators. Explore meaningful characteristics that great educators bring to their positions. You will be able to apply the skill set covered in the characteristics of transformational teaching to make you an effective educator with the confidence to teach anything you desire.

    LESSON 2 – Educator’s Competencies And Why They Matter

    In this lesson, you will develop an awareness for the basic educator skills in lesson planning: to identify, create, and develop great lessons. You will then apply these competencies to communicate share your stories effectively, recognize and reward learner performance, and communicate your message effectively. You will then be able to recognize the value of different educational styles taken from the world’s best speakers that will help you to develop your own personal style of transformational leadership in education.

    LESSON 3 - Transformational Educators Life Purpose, Shared Vision, And Values

    The difference between a transformational educator and a teacher-centered educator is their ability to explain why they do the work the way they do. In lesson 3, you will explore how transformational educators explain why they do what they do. You will learn how the content they deliver inspires and motivates people to be more open-minded to growth.

    LESSON 4 - Learn To Motivate And Inspire Others 

    Transformational Educators strive for excellence  and are motivated as solution solvers, they  do not fear change but embrace it. During lesson 4, you will gain key insights into how  transofrmational educators encourage growth and empowerment. John Maxwell said, "People will never remember what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel." It's about building trust  by getting ourselves out of the way. Through a once a week on-line course webinar people from this course will particpate in a live  Q + A   to hear what others are thinking, and to learn how to make time to connect to the group. The participation will be to make the course more interactive where we can share motivational tips and tricks we may already be using with others.

    LESSON 5 - Coaching For Success

    In Lesson 5, you will learn how to coach learners effectively. You will appreciate why coaches use a specially designed schedulling system to promote the success of clients.  Transformational Educators also know how to manage difficult learners through the ACT system.  You will also gain insights into how this formula gives responsiblity and  commitment back to the client building their personal empowerment one step at a time.  

    LESSON 6 - How Transformational Educators Eat Transition for Breakfast!

    Those who empower others, inspire change. You will learn what it takes to continue building yourself . Transitional Educators aren't afraid of change, and actively strive for growth on a daily basis.  You will facilitate change and motivate those who are resistant to change. You are passionate, love what you do, know what you do. 

    LESSON 7 - What the Future Looks Like for Transformational Educators?

    Some educational institutions are struggling with the constant change created by consumers seeking lower tution, the cost of books and overall campus costs. We've look at the millennial generation and their appetitie for social media consumption. Nowadays, it isn't too difficult to take a course in leadership, or sharpen technques around any art form in the world through Google, YouTube or Pinterest. Barbara provides basic insights to help you think about your position as a small business owner in a multicultural setting.  

    LESSON 8 – Transformational Educators Build Themselves Through Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Learning

    Transformational Educators are continually learning new skills and developing newer competencies. They understand that personal growth interpersonally and intrapersonally is important to their successes with others. In lesson 8, we will focus on the steps to build lessons that teach and empower others to strive towards for their greatness. You will learn why a transformational educator is a transformational speaker and how it has created a growth minded industry since Zig Ziglar's time. 

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