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When was the last time you allowed yourself a day off just for you?

Where are you on your priority list? Donʼt you think you deserve to put yourself first?

Are you ready to take some time out for yourself?

Destress with us...

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"It's Just Paint" Art Classes

Create your painting escape today. This is your time to play, laugh, relax, let go, create, and rejuvenate with our all levels art classes.

Paint, Paddle & Picnic

Let's plan your day-cation! Explore the natural tranquility of NW Ontario and uncover your creativity. Enjoy a relaxing fun filled day, combining paint strokes and paddle strokes and along with a scrumptious lunch.

Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals

Whether you want to paddle for an hour, day or even two we offer rentals of kayaks and stand up paddle boards.

Ready to take some time for yourself?

From Our Customers

Last summer 6 of us drive out to Blueberry Broad Diversion's cabin set up for a paint and paddle day.  It was amazing!  I had never been on a kayak or paddle board and learned to do both in one day!  We all came home with a painting done as well.  I am an artist and I was with some newbies.  We all were at different levels and all were happy with our paintings.  It was a fabulous day excursion and we all plan to return this year!  Absolutely a 5 star experience.

-- Brenda

You do a wonderful job of teaching. Totally enjoy all your classes. You always pay close attention to detail and help us see some things we don't see for ourselves. My paintings at home never turn out as good as the paintings you help me with.

-- Fran

Helen's classes are a perfect escape from my hectic life!  I prefer the acrylic classes and have made signs for myself and as gifts, and even took a damaged TV table and made it beautiful using Helen's materials and expertise.  Helen makes all of her guests feel like artists and truly brings out the creativity we all possess.

I have taken one paddleboard session and loved it.  I hope to be able to do more of that in the future.

-- Andrea

I took one of your water colour classes and enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and no pressure to produce a perfect piece. You were very supportive and encouraging.

-- Mary

Stay Connected...

Saying Goodbye can be hard to do.

April 2, 2019

There has been one rather big change in my life and I wanted to update everyone on that.  After 10 years of being a member of the Naked North Art Gallery & Gifts in Dryden, I have decided to step away.  I’ve loved my time there and I’m grateful of … Read more Saying Goodbye can be hard to do.

Perfectionism

March 17, 2019

I have a question, is Perfectionism stopping you from being creative?  For me, it’s a YES!!! We are often told we need to do it perfectly, get it right, don’t make any mistakes and reach for standards that might just be unattainable.For me Perfectionism has often kept me stuck.  I … Read more Perfectionism

It takes Practice

March 1, 2019

I had an interesting conversation with a lovely friend who is my accountability partner in business.  I was telling her how I struggle to explain what it is I do. That I offer paint classes but it’s so much more than that. It’s about coming out to play and create … Read more It takes Practice

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Saying Goodbye can be hard to do.

There has been one rather big change in my life … Read more Saying Goodbye can be hard to do.

Perfectionism

I have a question, is Perfectionism stopping you from being … Read more Perfectionism

It takes Practice

I had an interesting conversation with a lovely friend who … Read more It takes Practice