Creative Arts Retreat for Adults

PLEASE NOTE: The Tett Creative Arts Retreat 2020 is cancelled. We look forward to offering an exciting retreat in 2021. We thank you for your support and understanding.



Sign up for comprehensive updates on upcoming creative workshops, events and opportunities.



Ignite your creativity this Spring! Set between the shores of Lake Ontario, and historic downtown Kingston, The Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning is a unique destination where old world history and innovative arts collide!

You are invited to our first Tett Creative Arts Retreat on Saturday, May 16th 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday, May 17th 9:30am-5:00pm, 2020. Enjoy an immersive weekend of hands-on visual art classes and in-depth conversations, in a small group setting. During the retreat you will explore 6 all-inclusive courses in Pottery, Watercolour, Jewellery Design, Liquid Glass Pouring, Shibori Dyeing, and Wet Felting, in our state-of-the-art facility.

Discover and sample a variety of new mediums and techniques, and work alongside Canadian artists and experts in their field. Let our facilitators guide and support you, wherever you are on your creative journey. Plus, savour locally sourced and made-in-house, lunches by the Juniper Café. Bring your energy, and prepare for a weekend full of creativity and learning! All art materials are provided. This retreat is appropriate for all skill levels. No experience is required. Ages 18+


What’s included:

- 6 Art Courses

- Instruction & Mentorship

- Art Supplies

- Studio Access

- Lunches & Light Refreshments

- Tett Apron

- Swag Bag

- Tett Centre Facility Tour

- Small Group Setting (Max 12)



- Please, list your food preferences at check-out, for both meals.

- If you are out of town and looking for Accommodations, please contact us for recommendations.

- Please have a physical ticket or online ticket present at sign-in. Thank you!


What to bring:

- Reusable water bottle

- Clear plastic container/tote (to take home wet projects)

- Reference Photos – printed out photos or images to reference (optional)

- Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty


Register today:


Ticket total: $360.79


Retreat Schedule:


DAY 1 Welcome & Refreshments – Tour the Tett

Time: Saturday, May 16th 9:00am-10:00am

Check-in begins at 8:45am.

Room: Malting Tower, 3rd Floor, Room 311


Liquid Glass Pouring – Day 1, Class 1

Time: Saturday, May 16th 10:00am-12:00pm

Room: Glocca Morra Studios, Creativity Studios, 2nd Floor, Room 214

Instructor: Adele Webster & Rhonda Evans | Glocca Morra Studios


Lunch Break – Juniper Café included.

Time: Saturday, May 16th 12:00pm-12:30pm

Room: Malting Tower, 3rd Floor, Room 311


Introduction to Clay – Day 1, Class 2

Class time: Saturday, May 16th 12:30pm-2:30pm

Room: Kingston Potters’ Guild, 2nd Floor, Room

Instructor: Linda Wolfram Fraser


Shibori Dyeing – Day 1, Class 3

Class time: Saturday, May 16th 2:45pm-4:45pm

Room: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108

Instructor: Bethany Garner


DAY 2 Morning Check-in

Time: Sunday, May 17th 9:30am-10:00am

Room: Rehearsal Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203


Jewelry Design: Copper Pendants – Day 2, Class 4

Class time: Sunday, May 17th 10:00am-12:00pm

Room: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108

Instructor: Valerie Thomas


Lunch Break – Juniper Café included.

Time: Sunday, May 17th 12:00pm-12:30pm

Room: Rehearsal Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203


Introduction to 3D Wet Felting – Day 2, Class 5

Class time: Sunday, May 17th 12:30pm-2:30pm

Room: Kingston Handloom Weavers & Spinners, 2nd Floor, Room 205

Instructor: Jackie Sylvester & September Scribailo


Modern Watercolour for Beginners – Days 2, Class 6

Class time: Saturday, May 17th 2:45pm-4:45pm

Room: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108

Instructor: Danielle Folkerts | The Travelling Artisan


Registration must be made online. Book early! Only 12 spots are open. Please note, tickets are non-refundable. You may transfer your ticket to another student – please confirm in advance via email. Ticket holder is responsible for collecting funds from replacement student. Thank you for understanding.



The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning operates in 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.

The Tett Centre is an independent charitable arts organization and is home to eight arts organizations, 8 art studios, 4 multi-use rental spaces, and a waterfront café. The Tett Centre is a dynamic arts hub that coordinates and creates high-quality, accessible, arts-focused programming for all levels of artistic abilities and experience.


Public Transit and Active Transportation

The Kingston Xpress bus stops right in front of the Tett. There are also a number of bicycle racks on site and a special pedestrian crossing located on King Street. Learn more here:



The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning does not regulate the parking at our waterfront arts hub, with the exception of a few 5-minute parking spots. Together with our neighbours, the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, we hope to accommodate you or direct to available parking that is regulated by Queen's University on-site or available nearby.


Weekend Parking: Saturday and Sunday

Parking is free all-day Saturday and Sunday in the lower parking lot unless there is an event taking place on site.


Event Parking: Important

During an event at The Isabel, a flat rate of $5.00 will be enforced and tickets must be purchased using the Pay and Display machines in both the upper and lower lots.


Accessible Parking

There are a number of accessible parking spaces available in the in both the lower parking lot and the upper lot across from the Tett. Please ensure your accessible parking permit is visible and follow the signage requirements as indicated.


Drop-off and Pick-up

There are three drop-off spots in front of the Tett. Please note these spots can only be used for up to 5 minutes. There is also a drop-off area available in the turn-around but cars cannot be left unattended as this is also a fire route.


For more information visit:

Explore more at @tettcentre on Instagram and Facebook!

Questions? Please email Danielle Folkerts