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New Aboriginal Art Program offered at St. Lawrence College


St. Lawrence College is proud to offer a new Aboriginal Art Program. This online, eight week program helps students learn how to market their art, opening opportunities for them to make a source of revenue, while remaining within their community. The first program started with an intake of 17 youth in the Cree community of Kashechewan in January, and will culminate with a gallery show at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus in April.

Led by internationally renowned artists, program participants will be provided with supplies needed for the program, such as a laptop computer, software and cameras. "The program offers students the opportunity to develop their art and the requisite business competencies to create and promote their own entrepreneurial venture, and the equipment to sustain it," said Charlie Mignault, Director of Business Development, St. Lawrence College.

Students will gain valuable knowledge in the following areas:

· Word/Excel/Photoshop/PDF
· Camera, photographs & formatting
· Using Facebook, YouTube & Flickr
· Forming an art coop & website
· Marketing, rack cards & on-line advertising
· Blogging, E-Gallery, E-Bay & on-line stores
· Galleries, shows, contracts & setup
· Product, inventory management & shipping

The new Aboriginal Art Program at SLC is a program for anyone that can carve, paint, knit, photograph, make jewellery, blankets, beadwork or clothing, and more.