Porphyry Art Day Trip

Thursday, August 29, 2019




Sunday, Sept 1, 2019

$199 + HST


Spend a day surrounded by the beauty of Porphyry Island on the rugged north shore of Lake Superior painting and reconnecting to what is important to YOU.

This trip is great for the beginner painter who is looking to learn from someone who turned her passion for painting and design into a thriving business that she enjoys.


Included in this tour

Join us for an exciting ride to Porphyry Island in the Superior Rocket. With 500 horsepower, the Superior Rocket can reach speeds of 80 km/h in open waters. This breathtaking trip really showcases the power and wonder of Lake Superior.

See bio and retreat schedule for more details on session topics

Your Instuctor

Deena Kruger

Artist, Visionary, Entrepreneur

If you have ever had the pleasure of being in the company of Deena Kruger, you instantly get the feeling
that something great is about to happen. Deena’s smile, energy and genuine concern for others are
infectious. A self-taught artist, successful businesswoman, loving wife, daughter, sister, cancer survivor,
mentor, friend, beautiful soul and community supporter are just a few words that describe this very
talented young woman.

Dee has always believed and lived her passion whether she is creating beautiful works of art using her tools
of choice- palette knives, spray bottles, sponges and acrylic paints instructing hundreds of students
through her “Painting with Dee” art classes, supporting and promoting local Thunder Bay artists at her
Creative Art Gallery or by supporting the community of Thunder Bay by providing an amazing new art and
entertainment space called The Creative Studio.

Just like her signature birch trees that stand tall, strong, ever-growing yet flexible, Deena is always evolving,
learning and making everything and everyone better. She tirelessly encourages others to be creative in all
areas of their life, while inspiring them to dream again. Deena’s artistic talents are branching out while
developing solid roots within the Thunder Bay community. You will be inspired, enriched and motivated to
embark on your own creative journey having met or painted with Dee.

Thursday & Sunday Schedule

  • 8:45 am - Meet at Marina Park and prepare for departure
  • 10:30 am - Arrive at Porphyry Island - Orientation of the Island provided by the Lighthouse Group
  • 11:00 am  - Workshop Session - Complete a 60min impressionistic landscape with sponges and a palette knife
  • 12 noon - Lunch will be available
  • 1:00 pm - Spend 30-45 minutes taking pictures and gathering ideas on the island they would want to paint when they painting when they get home.
  • 1:30 pm - Receive CLLS Membership and prepare to leave the island
  • 2:00 pm - Depart island on the Superior Rocket
  • 3:00 pm - Arrive back in Thunder Bay

Trip Specific

  • All Materials and supplies will be provided
  • More info coming soon


  • Layered clothing – Lake Superior can be cold even in July.
  • Warm mid-layer jacket and a windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Socks, underwear, shirts, pants, shorts, etc. (not too many)
  • Rain gear - jacket, pants, hat.
  • Good hiking boot/shoe
  • Sun hat with tie for the boat trip and wind
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug spray and motion sickness meds if you are prone
  • NOTE: Limited power is available on the island
  • NOTE: WiFi is available in the lightkeepers house although in a limited capacity


  • Sail Superior will provide all passengers with floater suits and goggles for the trips to and from the island

NOTE: There is not a ton of space for luggage on our zodiac boat. Try to only bring a mid-size bag or suitcase in addition to your backpack or roller bag.