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The Creative Palette

The Creative Palette was originally opened in Thornton, Ontario in May 2010.  As of April 8th, 2015, we are opening our new location at 36 Wellington St. in Barrie.  In this bright, newly renovated century home we will continue to grow our reputation for outstanding art programming for all ages and levels and offer quality picture framing service to Barrie and surrounding areas.  We believe that the process of discovering, framing or creating art is therapeutic and by offering a small personalized home-based business where service still matters, we can give our customers a brief respite from a very busy world.

The Creative Palette is located at 36 Wellington St. West, on the corner of Wellington and Mary St., where the entrance to the studio and parking is actually on Mary St.  We have only 2 parking spots available, but parking is available on the road, on the east side of Mary St.  We plan on expanding our parking spaces and making our little studio even more accessible for all.  We are excited to offer opportunities for outdoor "en plein aire" paintings and activities on this beautiful new 3/4 acre property with perennial gardens.   Heather Dekker, resident artist, teacher, and picture framer, speciializes in a variety of materials and methods.  "I will work with smaller groups and I will have more time to perfect my craft so I can share my love of creating and framing with others.  I believe that my customers are my friends. I will offer a calm, relaxing environment where others can create with me and where you will receive the best quality and price with my picture framing service."  Come out for a visit and let's create together."

The Creative Palette recognizes and supports the creativity in everyone! Please come by and support local arts in the Barrie area. Our retail hours are limited but appointments are encouraged for any time we are not teaching.  Shop Canadian and shop local! For more information please contact Heather Dekker at (705)458-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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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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