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The Ultimate Virtual Haldimand County Experience: LVW Creative Barracks Activity Boxes

Closeup of a hand holding a painting a decorative heart in front of a laptop displaying a painting tutorial
By: Emmalee Nother

Living in in such a vibrant community, Haldimand County has no shortage of creativity and artists who call this area home. We could all tap into our inner Picasso or Maud Lewis thanks to LVW Creative Barracks in Dunnville.
Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or for your family to try something new, LVW Creative Barracks in the riverside town of Dunnville has just what you need to get your creative juices flowing. Projects like activity boxes, painting your own ceramic sculptures and their wonderful canvas painting subscription boxes are imaginative and innovative ways for both young and young at heart to enjoy their artistic side.

Their subscription boxes are seasonal and chock full of fantastic ways to create. With each 3 month subscription box you receive everything you need to make your own masterpiece. Canvas, paints in every colour of the rainbow, brushes, and even a stencil to help you create your best work of art are all included so you don’t have to worry about going out and buying anything. All you need is a table, some paper towel and a cup with water to begin your creation.

Lacie Williamson, owner of LVW Creative Barrack, is a self-taught professional artist and art educator who wanted to make a place where the community could gather, create, and connect. With a passion for fostering makers of all shapes and sizes, she offers Haldimand County a beautiful place to play learn and share. When the pandemic hit, she was able to pivot her business and go virtual, offering classes and workshops for kids and offer her expertise via YouTube to help guide you along with your creation. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or this is the first time touching a paint brush, you’ll come out proud of yourself for learning new talents and supporting local.

Lacie guides you step by step, giving you time to pause or even reflect back on the techniques she offers on her YouTube tutorials that accompany the subscription box. The perfect activity for kids to get a little messy, learn new skills and have a project to call their own. A glorious way to spend an afternoon, it can be a full family activity where the end result is a beautiful canvas that can be passed on for generations. Kids will love the ease of making a new piece of art for you to hang in your home or to gift to the grandparents as a token of love. Let their imaginations guide them and create something straight from the heart.

Their subscription boxes and many other fantastic art projects for kids of all ages are available online and can be delivered straight to your house, so it’s easy to add a little more artfulness into your life with minimal effort. Something for the kids to look forward to and explore their new found gifts. Who knows, you might just have the next Group of Seven painter on your hands!

For more info and all of the extraordinary and imaginative ways you can bring a little bit of creativity into your life please visit, follow on Instagram or on Facebook at LVW Creative Barracks

Haldimand County gratefully acknowledges  the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) support for tourism businesses in southwestern Ontario.

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