Aboriginal Art

       

Inspiring artistic creativity, the Aboriginal Art program provides students with the unique opportunity to study Aboriginal art and other types of mediums within a studio environment.

Taught at the Lac La Biche campus, the program offers traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art forms through hands-on instruction. The qualified and skilled instructors have a vast knowledge of Aboriginal art from a cultural and historic point-of-view. This certificate program prepares students for further study in the diploma program at Portage College.

The Certificate program will not only spark one's creativity, it will expand an artist's ability, mindset and passion for Aboriginal art. A student who walks in as a freshman student to Portage College, will walk out as a skilled and qualified Artist.

Once completed the Certificate program, students have the opportunity to continue their study in the Artisan Entrepreneurship Diploma program.

Credential:
Certificate

Admission Requirements
English Language Arts 10-1 or 10-2. Placement evaluation (CAAT-C), score of Stanine 4 or greater. Interview. Strong interest in Native arts and culture. Assessment if required. Computer literacy is recommended.  

Career Potential
The certificate enhances artist skill sets and prepares students to promote their art as artists, or pursue a career in art or craft centres, Friendship centres or artist run centres. This certificate also prepares students for further study in Portage College's Artisan Entrepreneurship diploma program. 

Course List

  • NATA090 - COMMUNICATIONS & COMPUTER BASICS
  • NATA110 - HIDE TANNING I
  • NATA112 - SEWING I
  • NATA114 - CARVING I
  • NATA116 - BEADWORK I
  • NATA118 -  FOOTWEAR I
  • NATA120 - DECORATIVE ARTS I
  • NATA122 - NATURE CRAFTS I
  • NATA166 - VISUAL ARTS I-DRAWING
  • NATA167 - VISUAL ARTS II-PAINTING
  • NATA168 - VISUAL ARTS III-MAKING/2D COMPOSITION
  • NATA169 - VISUAL ARTS IV-CLAY/CERAMIC/WELDING
  • NATA170 - DIGITAL ART
  • NATA171 - ART EXPOSE
  • NATS119 - NATIVE STUDIES