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Art Classes at Our Physical Location In Edmonton

Due to Covid we are making available ON-LINE LIVE CLASSES made available through Skype or Zoom

E is for Edmonton
E-ART CLASSES $150 per month

4 Classes @ 2 hours each
All artists who are registered currently and actively taking art classes up until December 31st, 2020 will not be affected!
(Our competitors charge $320.00/month)
Materials & Supplies: Are covered by the student. A list of all materials needed will be provided upon registration and payment. 

We have added a new package for On-line learning disabilities for non-profit disability organizations. For more information call us

Here's what you will have access to: Your choice of (13) arts classes, you choose (1) art class plus a second one as a back up from the list below. ​​From that choice, together we will discuss what you'd like to learn and create an action plan to success! Classes run once a week for 2 hour sessions, for one month (4 weeks).

If you joined a drawing class and didn't like it after the first class day, you will have the opportunity to change to your second choice.

 We have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee because each session is a one-on-one session, giving you full access to personalized instruction. All classes are on site at Native Studio Art and require registration and payment prior to attending. After registration, you will receive an E-Artist Assessment; which is a set of questions designed to discover your former skills, talents and interests to help with your artistic success. After completion of the E-Artist Assessment I will briefly go over your scores with you. The E-Artist Assessment is  VALUED at $50.00!​ Together, we come up with a 4-week plan created for you around your interests! There is no place in the market where such consideration is placed on your learning needs. 

 Over the course of one month; each week you will learn and develop techniques and practices associated with the plan in the art course you chose. Please note if you are unhappy with your first choice in the arts or leadership training after the first day of instruction, you must contact Barbara Derrick within 24 hours to switch over to the second course change. Due to the flexible nature of course selections and a second course option money will not be refunded. A complimentary coaching/mentoring session is available in fourth week. UPON COMPLETION of the One-Month Art Class a one hour FREE coaching and mentoring session is offered in this package to help you strategize your creative talent. Normally, other competitors charge $200/hour for coaching/mentoring sessions. Our session will also uncover whether or not you will need additional sessions to complete your blueprint to success!​  (See our E- Empowerment Coaching Section for more information.)

Acrylic- Basic Painting 

Acrylic: Basic Painting - Pkg A The world of acrylic painting, an art world full of versatility and bright, bold colors. Because acrylics are water based, it offers opacity (meaning you can paint right over your mistakes) that makes this medium especially appealing to all levels of painters.

Acrylic- Monochromatic Landscape Painting

Acrylic: Monochromatic Landscape Painting - Pkg AA Barbara will teach the most difficult scene to paint; a night scent. Understand the importance of light and shadows in your art and easily apply them once you have learned its secrets.

Acrylic ~ Basic Portraiture Painting 

Acrylic: Basic Portraiture Painting - Pkg AAA
A basic introduction of the many different shapes found in a face. You will learn how to identify and use these shapes, learn the importance of color, brush strokes and layering in the formation of the face.


Drawing- Pkg B
You will learn how to create drawings with depth and dimension by understanding how light creates shadowing, values, blending techniques that create 3D effects. Guaranteed to make you feel like you're the new Michaelangelo.

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor​ - Pkg C​​ Watercolor is a very fresh intriguing medium but can be challenging. As easy as watercolor painting might look it commands attention, focus and patience.​​


Pastels - Pkg D
The pure pigments of pastels allow artists to layer rich colors to create luminous paintings. This class we will explore color compliments, as well as blending and a beautiful art piece.


Printing- Pkg E​
Printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and by wetting the substrate, transferred onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. You can register your interest here.

Mask Making

Mask Making- Pkg F
The focus of this workshop is to design a plaster mask and to apply techniques that will ensure a smooth surface. After an introduction about the history and culture of masks, every participant will learn to create a plaster mask, from from their faces.  Introduction to artistic skills, materials - Design of a mask -Surface treatment, painting, hair, eyes, and special finish.

Plaster Sculture Making

Plaster Sculpture Making - Pkg G 
Learn how to create large or miniture animals with plaster, crumpled newspaper, styrofoam, and wire covered with plaster, paper mâché or home made paper clay.

Indigenous Traditional Art


Beading - Pkg H
Several varieties of beading available to learn: Loom beading, edgework beading, bead embroidery, appliqué, crazy or crow stitch and more.

Decorative Arts

Decorative Arts- Pkg I

Four traditional art forms for Indigenous History: Moose Hair Tufting, Birch Bark, Fish Scale and Porcupine Quill classes.

Drum Making

Drum Making- Pkg J
Choose what you would like students to learn:
1. Scraping hide or prepare purchased raw hide 2. Measuring 3. Cutting and soaking 4. Drum Making 5. Design 

Moccasin Making

Our most popular workshop! Design and create your own pair of traditional Woodland deerskin moccasins. Workshop details vary significantly from one moccasin style offering to another. 


Embroidery- Pkg K
The tradition of embroidery remains alive today, though silk is commonly replaced with cotton and rayon floss or thicker wool and synthetic yarns. Embroidered items have long been popular items in the tourist trade, but many are still produced as gifts for friends as well as for personal use and adornment. The Métis in the Subarctic women have long made embroidered mitts and moccasins as gifts. Learn the various techniques.


Footwear- Pkg L
This is an in depth 4-part class on building traditional Sioux Style One piece, soft sole or a three piece Woodland style moccasin. You will learn how to create a pattern, cut, bead and or embroider and finally assemble a full pair of moccasins. 

Small Indigenous Art Forms

Small Indigenous Art Forms Pkg M
From a selection of ten you will choose four to complete during the month's classes. This class is for those who are interested in the creation of cultural art forms. It is open to everyone. ​


11828 66 St. NW
Edmonton, AB, T5B 1J3, CA

About Native Studio Art

Native Studio Art is a home-based business operated by an Indigenous Artist  Educator and Author  of "Walking In Your Power- lessons from the grandmothers," recommended as one of the top 100 Indigenous books by CBC Books.

Barbara Derrick 's Mission is to provide  unforgettable experiences to people  who want to build confidence through a creative muse  in different disciplines: art, drawing, carving, cooking, music and more. Art brings multicultural learning into the space and it is core to our being.

Through the courses Barbara provides guidance in marketing of your art and improving your skills. The ability to create your own successes. Barbara Derrick provides navigation to people of all ages who leave what they know at the door and JUMP to build their wings while learning!
It's not just about the creation of the art, it's about you! Art is a product. It's about putting it out into the world so you can live your life fully, and live your dreams. Understanding how your brand connects with a certain audience, and how to tap into them. Create, grow and connect with your audience. Become empowered by knowing your value, your purpose, seeing your vision unfold and because you choose to be.

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