woman with a dark shadow and red parrot

Starting April 1, the Tett Centre is offering an extended Youth Creativity Workshop called, Visual Vocabulary. Resident artist, Anouk Jonker, will be working with a group of Youth, ages 16-30, to get out of their comfort zone, expand their visual vocabulary, and develop the professional tools necessary to become a working artist. Sundays, 12:30-4:30pm until May 6, 2018.


Are you interested in exploring your ancestral roots? Bring in photographs that are special to you and explore your ancestry by creating your own artwork from those photographs in this visual storytelling series with artist Valerie Noftle. No experience is required and all are welcome.  Six sessions: March 23, April 12 (Thursday), April 27, May 11, May 25 and June 8.

Kids Creativity Club Logo

The Kids Creativity Club is a Saturday morning drop-in art program, for children ages 4-10 and their parents. For a $2-$5 donation, you can enjoy a variety of hands-on, creative arts activities. New featured artists every month. Come and explore, create and be inspired this year at the Tett Centre. For more information, contact info@tettcentre.org.

Aerial view of the Tett Centre

Applications are now being accepted for two of our Creativity Studios. Deadline extended to March 15, 2018. 


The Begin Again Group, or B.A.G. Project, supports refugee women to begin new lives in Canada. The group makes eco-friendly, vegan purses and designer bags out of recycled rubber. Each bag purchased supports newcomer women and their families. Visit the B.A.G. Project at the Tett Centre on Friday afternoons between 12:30pm and 4:30pm in the Activity Room, Unit 108.

woman drawing a model

Life Drawing with Tim Rosillo, Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm, in the Tett Gallery, #108 on the first floor. Drop in for $25 until March 15th. Suitable to all levels of artistic experience and materials are provided. Expect an interactive and dynamic group experience with new exercises each week. info@tettcentre.org


We are currently booking for 2018, contact us now!

Aerial view of Lake Ontario and Tett Malting Tower

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Tett Centre Site History

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is a City of Kingston-owned heritage building on the Lake Ontario waterfront. It originally formed part of the Morton Brewery and Distillery Company, which was built in the mid-19th century.

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What's happening at The Tett?

Begin Again Group

Carolyn Butts and the refugee women of the Begin Again Group
Fridays, 12:30pm-4:30pm

Tett Artist Series: Ancestral Encounters

image of rock and stone
Six Sessions: Friday, March 23, Thursday April 12, Friday April 27, Friday May 11, Friday May 25, Friday June 8

Kids Creativity Club

Kids Creativity Club log
Saturday Mornings 10am-12pm

Javascript for Beginners

Java-script for beginners
Saturday, March 24, 10am-4pm

Arts at the Tett Summer Program

August 13th-17th, 2018

Tett Artist Series: Visual Vocabulary

painting of a woman with a black shadow and a red parrot
Sunday, April 1 to Sunday, May 6, 2018

Stacking Bracelet Workshop

Beads x Meg
clock Thursday, April 5 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Art Threads 2018

April 7th - May 3rd, 2018

About The Tett

The Tett Centre For Creativity and Learning is an independenly operated Not for Profit, charitable organization. We are a welcoming destination in a city-owned heritage building where artists, arts organizations, and the community can come together to explore, create, and be inspired.

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Donations to The Tett assist in the promotion of Kingston’s arts and culture education, and play an important role in helping us to improve access to a wide range of arts experiences to enrich our community.

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