Nan Yeomans Turtles - rescheduled

Saturday, March 28th 10am-12pm
Tett Centre Gallery

Please note, this event is being rescheduled. Thank you!



Inspired by Nan's beloved "Tommie Turtle."

Join us for a special Kids Creativity Club, as we celebrate the life and legacy of local artist Nan Yeomans! Enjoy turtle-themed crafts in the Activity Room, and explore the work of Nan Yeomans in the Tett Gallery. Affordable original art and prints will be available to purchase, in support of the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. The Annual Grant supports aspiring artists and artisans. 

When: Saturday, March 28th 10am-12pm
Instructor: Heather Kushum Sheedy

Where: Activity Room & Tett Gallery, 1st Floor, Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning

Kids Creativity Club is an opportunity for children and their families to experience the arts together. Each week participants can enjoy a variety of hands-on, creative arts activities with local artists and volunteers. Come and explore, create, and be inspired at the Tett! KCC runs Saturday's 10am-12pm.

The program is suitable for children ages 1-10. All ages welcome to attend. Adult supervision required for all children. Drop-ins are welcome, no registration is required.

$2-$5 Donations are kindly accepted to enable our charitable arts organization to provide art supplies and instruction for this community program.


About the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development

The Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development aims to help young promising artists and/or artisans working in visual media to further their artistic growth and education. Totalling $2,500 in value and awarded annually to one individual, this grant is intended for training or focused creation. Applications are assessed by a peer jury based on the eligibility of the proposal and the artistic merit of the applicant. This grant is made possible through an endowment fund administered by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area with the selection process administered by the Kingston Arts Council.

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Nan Yeomans was a prominent Kingston artist dedicated to supporting local and emerging artists in the visual arts. In her late twenties she enjoyed three summers at Queen’s University Summer School of Fine Arts, and subsequently she lived most of her adult life in Kingston. From then and for the rest of her 82 years she stayed busy with her art and her other responsibilities, but always found time to contribute to the community. She died in 2004, leaving all of her art and almost all of her estate to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.

It was Nan’s wish to fund a grant for promising young artists and artisans developing their talents in the greater Kingston area. The Nan Yeomans Fund, established at the Community Foundation with her bequest, now provides for an annual award in her name that is administered by the Kingston Arts Council.

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