Tett Centre Events

2023-10-11 - 2023-12-31


The Tett Centre Upcoming Events


Alice Melo, Creativity Studio Artist in Studio A, has adorned her space with lovely holiday decorations. Come by the Tett Centre to visit her studio and learn more about her arts practice this December!
Updates + Highlights

We're thrilled to introduce the talented artists selected for the inaugural Tett Artist Residency: Meenakashi Ghadial, Sheldon Traviss, Sophia Fabiilli, and Baiqing (Audrey) Chen. Each artist will be granted three months in Creativity Studio B during 2024. Join us in celebrating and welcoming these exceptional talents to the Tett!

We are also excited to announce that applications are NOW OPEN for Creativity Studios A and G! The deadline to apply is December 16th, 2023. 

As we head into the holiday season, we have an array of exciting sales and events lined up for you this month. The Kingston Holiday Market and KHWS Studio Holiday Sale will fill the building during the first three weekends of December. Make sure you visit the Creativity Studio Artists on the second floor (lakeside) of the Tett to meet the artists and see what they have in store. Theatre Kingston will be presenting John D. Huston's A Christmas Carol in their studio on Dec. 17th!

Our diverse range of workshops continues throughout the month, including the final Kids Creativity Club and Tett Tuesday of 2024. Nick Allinson's Live Edge Charcuterie Board workshop and Lisa Henderson's Quick & Cute Card Class & Scrapbooking Class will also be ongoing. Don't miss Alex Lowe's Holiday Gnomes: A Watercolour Workshop!

Looking ahead to the new year, Michelle Reid's Introduction Series awaits your return from the holiday break. Engage in Fun & Easy Pet PortraitsIntro to Perspective, and Intro Series: Colour Theory — perfect ways to kickstart a new hobby!

Wishing you a fantastic holiday season, and we can't wait to see you all in 2024!


Introducing the 2024 TETT ARTIST RESIDENCY Recipients
Top, left to right: Sheldon Traviss, Meenakashi Ghadial and Sophia Fabiilli; Bottom, left: Baiqing (Audrey) Chen  

Please welcome the selected artists for the inaugural TETT ARTIST RESIDENCY in 2024: Meenakashi Ghadial, Sheldon Traviss, Sophia Fabiilli and Baiqing (Audrey) Chen. Designed to nurture emerging talents in Katarokwi/Kingston and its surrounding areas, this three-month residency provides each recipient with exclusive studio access at a time, fostering an environment conducive to creative incubation within our vibrant community arts centre. These artists embody diverse disciplines, bringing their unique perspectives to our thriving arts community. We can’t wait to see the creativity they will unfold in 2024!



Kingston Holiday Market
December 2–3, 9–10, 16–17, 11AM–4PM
Malting Tower & Rehearsal Hall & Tett Gallery

Local makers take over the Tett! Come enjoy local shopping from over 55 local makers every weekend!


KHWS Studio Holiday Sale
December 2–3, 9–10, 16–17, 11AM–3PM
KHWS Studio (Suite 205)

If you are looking for unique handmade gifts for this season, we have plenty of options for you. Visit KHWS studio, where the members weave, spin, felt, knit, and create these items. 

John D. Huston's A Christmas Carol
Sunday, December 17, Hours Below
Theatre Kingston Studio (Suite 111)

Whether you're a fan of Charles Dickens' original story or simply looking for a heartwarming holiday treat, this event is a must-see. Gather your loved ones and come celebrate the magic of Christmas with John D. Huston's A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

  • Sunday, December 17 | 1PM - 2:30PM
  • Sunday, December 17 | 4PM - 5:30PM 
CA$25 | Family Friendly


Kids Creativity Club
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning
Saturday, December 2, 10AM–12PM
Activity Room

Join us for Kids Creativity Club, a drop in artmaking program at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning catered towards families with children aged 10 and under. Participants enjoy a variety of hands-on creative arts activities with local artists and volunteers. For this upcoming session, instructor Sumera Khan will lead a mixed media art activity called "Decorate Your Paper".

Donation / PWYW | Materials provided | Ages 10 & under

Tett Tuesday Open Studio 
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30PM–8:30PM 
Rehearsal Hall

Tett Tuesday open studio sessions provide a platform for artists to connect, create, share their expertise and resources, seek guidance, and foster collaborative efforts. Grab an art or craft project and join us at the Tett! All mediums and skill levels are welcome.

Donation / PWYW | All mediums + skill levels welcome | Ages 18+

Make a Live Edge Charcuterie Board 
Nick Allinson
December 5, 13 and more in January, 6PM–8PM
Activity Room

This workshop will walk you through the steps to create your own unique live edge charcuterie board (also known as a cheese board). All the materials are included in the price, all you need to bring is a little elbow grease. Dress to do some woodworking and be prepared to have fun! Nick will go through all the steps of choosing a suitable piece of wood, shaping and cutting the board to add a handle, removing or leaving the bark attached, sanding, oiling, and finishing the board for food-safe use. Save a little on the ticket price by bringing a friend or two!

  • Tuesday, December 5 | 6PM - 8PM 
  • Wednesday, December 13 | 6PM - 8PM  
  • Tuesday, January 9 | 6PM - 8PM  
  • Tuesday, January 16 | 6PM - 8PM  
  • Wednesday, January 24 | 6PM - 8PM  

CA$55 | Materials provided | Ages 9+ | Beginner Friendly

Holiday Gnomes: A Watercolour Workshop 
Alex Lowe
Tuesday, December 12, 6PM–8PM
Activity Room

Whether you are a complete beginner or an emerging watercolourist, this guided workshop provides a social and supportive place to learn about watercolours in the spirit of the holiday season. Holiday Gnomes provides the perfect opportunity to pick up a brush for the first time, grow your artistic horizons, or just try something new in a positive environment. All materials are provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own. The workshop will be hosted by book illustrator and art instructor, Alex Lowe. 

CA$30 | Materials provided | Ages 14+ | Beginner Friendly

Quick & Cute Card + Scrapbooking Class 
Lisa Henderson
Thursday, December 14, 6PM–8:45PM
Activity Room

Are you interested in making handmade greeting cards? Join Lisa for the next Quick & Cute Card + Scrapbooking Class in the Activity Room #108 at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning on December 14th from 6:00-8:45 pm. Cost is $36 ($31.86 + HST) and includes the Year to Celebrate stamp set and all the consumable products needed to create 6 handmade greeting cards (3 designs, 2 cards of each design)!

CA$36 | Materials provided | Ages 10-90+ | Beginner Friendly

Fun & Easy Pet Portraits 
Michelle Reid
Thursday, January 4, 1PM–4:30PM or 5:30PM–8:30PM
Activity Room

This workshop is designed to be a fun and easy project! Michelle will prepare the image of your pet before arrival, and you will use tracers to enlarge the image onto the canvas, enabling attendees to paint-in the image with ease and the best chance at a wall-worthy piece of art. Beginners welcome!

CA$125 | Adults & Mature Teenagers | Beginner Friendly

Intro to Perspective: Forest Scene 
Michelle Reid
Friday, January 5, 1PM–4:30PM or 5:30PM–8:30PM
Activity Room

Michelle will give an introduction to the materials, art history, colour theory and composition. She will demonstrate her technique using acrylic paint and provide one on one guidance while you create your own forest scene. Reference photos for all seasons will be provided. New to painting? This is a safe and encouraging setting to learn something new. Seasoned artist? She'll gently push you a little to try something outside of your regular practice. All materials are provided. 16x20' Canvas size. 

CA$125 | Adults & Mature Teenagers | Beginner Friendly

Intro Series: Colour Theory 
Michelle Reid
Friday, January 5, 9:30AM–12:30PM
Activity Room

Join us for an exciting event called Intro to Colour Theory! Whether you're an aspiring artist or simply curious about the world of colors, this in-person event is perfect for you. Come down to the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of colours. Discover the secrets behind colour combinations, learn about the psychology of colours, and explore how different hues can evoke emotions. Led by award winning Canadian Landscape Artist Michelle Reid, this event promises to be both educational and fun. Get ready for a colorful adventure! 

CA$125 | Adults & Mature Teenagers | Beginner Friendly



Creativity Studio A + G - Applications Open

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (TCCL) is currently welcoming proposals from emerging professional artists interested in renting one of our Creativity Studios—Studio A and Studio G (Suite 214, 2nd Floor, lakeside end of the hallway). These bright creative spaces are located in a historic building on the shores of Lake Ontario.


Board of Directors
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The TCCL Board is composed of nine dedicated community-based members with a range of skills and experience. These volunteers provide strategic leadership in: fiscal and legal oversight, community engagement and artistic impact, fundraising, human resources and policy development. Members of the Board are passionate supporters of the arts who are dedicated to advancing the Mission of the TCCL to make space for arts exploration, artistic development and creative incubation in Kingston through bringing together spaces, people, ideas and tools that support creativity and learning experiences.