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Art Classes and Lessons for All Ages!

One of the reasons I teach art classes and workshops here at the Creative Palette, is that I am able see the joy and wonder that creating art brings out in anyone. Whether you have never painted before or you are a seasoned artist, the Creative Palette offers unique workshops or classes where you can just play with art in a safe, relaxing environment. Here at the Creative Palette we believe everyone is meant to create!

The Creative Palette is excited to be in their new location at the corner of 36 Wellington St. West.  The entrance is on Mary St. with a couple of parking spots and parking on the street.  Take Bayfield St. off of highway 400 and go south.  Wellington St. is just a couple of stop lights south of the 400 entrance.  Children, youth, teen and adult classes are available seasonally.  We offer a variety of classes that can include painting, drawing, sculpting, felting and a variety of mixed media art and techniques.   We have a great new space and will be offering small personalized classes with "en plein aire" painting and crafts available weather depending in the gardens.

We offer after school and evening classes during the fall, winter and spring sessions and full day programs in the summer. All supplies are included and every session is new and different so we encourage your child to grow with us! Please go to our website and see just what we can offer you and your family in our small, specialized art classes and workshops.

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Adults should come and try one class on a Friday night at our Painting Party. Come and play! You can complete a painting in one evening, by following the artist step-by-step. Groups of 4 to 8 are welcome and we do great birthday parties! Upcoming sculpture classes in both clay hand-building , recycled material sculpture, watercolor batik, and drawing classes are also available in a limited classroom setting. Please sign up on our website and join our newsletter where you will have an early notification for our classes before they are published on the website. Our classes are small and spaces are limited so go very quickly. Please contact Heather Dekker at (705)458-1278 for more information.

I will continue to provide the best services that Barrie can offer by providing enjoyable art classes, supporting local artists and causes, and making custom picture framing affordable again! Please do not hesitate to call me, Heather Dekker, at 705-458-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or inquiries.


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Shelly Melnyk

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:342 Feedbacks Super User

"One word: 'Awesome!' Heather’s skills & talent as an artist combined with her warm, enthusiastic inclusive approach have afforded my daughter to grow and explore her creative passion. The variety of mediums helped her to try new things and create pieces she is truly proud to show. The technique and theory help to round out her whole learning experience. Thank you Heather!" Shelly Melnyk

Ruth Rankin

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:268 Feedbacks Super User

"Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed every class that she’s taken with Heather. So much so, that she invited friends to an art class birthday party. Lots of fun! It’s been a great balance to add a creative activity to her extra-curricular activities." Ruth Rankin

Pamela Schellling

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:234 Feedbacks Super User

"She loves art. We love framing her work. We love the oil pastels and the watercolors. A beautiful smile after every class to go with a fantastic piece of art!" Pamela Schellling

Tracy Link

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:285 Feedbacks Super User

"My daughter loves coming to art class with Heather. She loves it so much she has asked to join a second class per week. The pieces she has brought home are beautiful. Our favorite painting is on our fireplace mantel so we can see and enjoy it every day. Heather is very talented and works well with the children. We would recommend this class to everyone." Tracy Link


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