Creativity Studios

Aerial view of the Tett Centre


*Creativity Studio Application 2018 pdf is at the bottom of the page.



Studio A- Anouk Jonker

Born in the Netherlands, Anouk is currently an MA student at Queen’s University in Technical Art History. Although she continues her work as a portrait artist, her recent paintings reference issues in Western Art History, including early controversial methods of art conservation. She works primarily with oils on canvas with an impasto technique, but also likes to sketch, dab, drizzle, and erase. The paintings offer ambiguous narratives by piecing together various historical references such as Dutch still-lives and early 19th century photographs.


Studio B- Peng Wang

Peng Wang is a Chinese Canadian visual artist who works in oils, watercolour and calligraphy. He believes that art making is a way of finding stilllness and peace within the mind. Peng offers classes in calligraphy and Chinese watercolour painting and will be offering a regular painting class starting in April 2018. Read more about Peng's Calligraphy here. 


Studio C- Valerie Noftle

Canadian artist Valerie Noftle’s interest in, and love of, photography began with her first photo shoot in1993; Leonard Cohen in concert in London, Ontario. Fast forward three graduate degrees and close to two decades of public service later, and Noftle now works out of her artist's studio at the Tett Centre, ‘letting the light in’. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 1998 and is found in public and private collections at home and abroad.


Studio D- Ashley Brick

Ashley Brick is an acrylic and mixed media artist from Kingston, Ontario, whose work focuses on the female portrait. She has exhibited since 2014, most recently at the Isabel Bader Centre. Her unique painting style attracts commissions from around the world and her works have been displayed in Lululemon Athletica, Salon 296 and The Annex Spa. Ashley offers classes and workshops at the Tett Centre, please contact her to inquire or register for the next session. 


Studio E- Natalie Bohnen-Twiddy

Natalie Bohnen-Twiddy is a retired educator who loves to experiment with paints from around the world. Lately, she has been importing her paints from France, because she likes the way they coat the canvas. Her paintings are dramatic, colourful and often large in scale. Natalie comes from a very artistic family, both her grandfather and sister are accomplished artists. She is a keen collector of the impressionistic style and has studied for decades with various artists including, Lucy Manley and Joanne Purdy.


Studio F- Available

Studio G- Available


Studio H- Flex Studio

The purpose for this program is to create a low cost, accessible space for artists and artist groups who are working on community based projects. Artists can apply to rent the studio for one or two days a week at reasonable rates. 


Studio Applications

The Tett Centre is accepting proposals from artists or artist groups to rent one of our two available studios. These bright spaces are located in a historic building on the shores of Lake Ontario. Equip with lighting, electrical, heat and air-conditioning, kitchen facilities and common area, the studios are available on one-year renewable leases. We are looking for artists who will contribute to the Tett community through engagement in activities that foster learning and creativity in the arts. Artists at all stages of their careers and from all disciplines who are committed to a program of community engagement and meet the criteria are encouraged to submit proposals. 

See bottom of the page for Creativity Studio Application 2018 pdf. 

Contact for details. 


Studio Space  

Studio F

13’ x 12’ 6”

175 square feet

5 hours month CEC*



Studio G

12’x 17’

214 square feet

5 hours month CEC*


CEC* - Community Engagement Contribution


Danielle Folkerts, Arts Admin
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning


4 Month Creative Art Course With Ashley Brick (Spring/Summer)

Tuesday May 29th (7-9pm) Tuesday June 26th (7-9pm) Tuesday July 31st (7-9pm) Tuesday August 28th (7-9pm)