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Culture Days at the Tett Centre

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Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

370 King Street West

Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

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CULTURE DAYS 2018

A National Celebration of Canadian Culture

Are you ready to celebrate Culture Days? The Tett Centre is enthusiastically preparing for this exciting, engaging 3-day event that helps connect the community with diverse hands-on and free arts and culture activities in the city!

“Millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations, and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture.”

Join us at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning! Don’t forget to visit www.culturedays.ca to view the full city-wide events calendar.

FRIDAY – September 28th


TETT PRESENTS: PA DAYS - REGULAR PROGRAMMING | Registration required

The Tett Centre is proud to offer a meaningful and interactive artistic experience that fosters creativity, helps develop new skills, and inspires students to express themselves! By joining this innovative, engaging and educational visual arts program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside local artists, tour the Tett Centre, and immerse themselves in the Tett Centre’s lively waterfront arts hub.

More information to come.

MAKING OUR MARKS 11 EXHIBTION

10am-5pm | Tett Gallery, 1st Floor, Room 109 | Free admission

View the incredible textile art, handmade books and paintings by Peta Bailey, Linda Coulter, Janet Elliott and Janine Gates in the Tett Gallery.

Exhibition: Friday, September 21, 2018 through Friday, October 5, 2018

Hours: Monday through Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

SATURDAY – September 29th


TETT PRESENTS: KIDS CREATIVITY CLUB – “Fall Impressions”

10am-12pm | Rehearsal Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203 | Donations kindly accepted | Drop-in

Kids Creativity Club is a Saturday morning drop-in art program at the Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning. It 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!

Join Christina MacLachlan for an Autumn-inspired Kids Creativity Club event! Experiment with autumn leaves and found-object rubbings using pastels, crayons and various papers. Create a beautiful seasonal tree incorporating vivid colours, unique textures, and natural foliage. All ages.

MAKING OUR MARKS 11 EXHIBTION

10am-5pm | Tett Gallery, 1st Floor, Room 109 | Free admission

View the incredible textile art, handmade books and paintings by Peta Bailey, Linda Coulter, Janet Elliott and Janine Gates in the Tett Gallery. All ages welcome.


SUNRISE YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC

9am-10pm | Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts lakefront patio.

The ancient art of yoga has become a favourite form of exercise and relaxation in Western culture. Practiced by many performance artists, it is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body and calm your mind – the perfect way to begin your weekend and bid a final farewell to summer.

Practice led by Katy Palaic (RYT 200) and accompanied live on guitar by Mariah Horner.

This is a FREE Culture Days event. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat.
Space is limited. RSVP today and save your place on the patio!

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunrise-yoga-with-live-music-tickets-49987457832


CLAY PLAY - KINGSTON POTTERS' GUILD

10am-3pm | Kingston Potters' Guild, 2nd Floor, Room 207 | FREE | Drop-in

Tour the pottery studio, and play with clay! All ages wekcome for this hands-on activity.


MOVEMENT MARKET / DANCE as COMMUNITY – KINGSTON ART COUNCIL

1pm-4pm | Rehearsal Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203 | Registration required

In Kingston, local dancer Kay Kenney has been selected as a 2018 Culture Days Youth Arts Ambassador for her project, Movement Market / DANCE as COMMUNITY. Kay’s artistic program will feature two choreographic movement workshops and two performances. Featuring thirty volunteer community members with a passion for performance art, Movement Market will use dance as a medium for self-exploration, building towards a choreographed performance accompanied by local musician Claire Bouvier on Sunday, 30 September in Market Square.

Deadline to register to participate is 15 September. Details: http://www.artskingston.ca/culture-days/.

SUNDAY – September 30th


JOE’S M.I.L.L INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

10am-11:30am | Isabel Bader Main Lobby | FREE | Drop -in

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning present the Joe's MILL Instrument Petting Zoo! Drop by The Isabel Lobby and visit a violin, feed a flute or plunk a piano. Our instruments are happy to hang with you as you get to know how they sound, and well, who they are! All ages.

CREATE GEM STONE TREES WITH KINGSTON LAPIDARY + MINERAL CLUB

12pm-1:45pm & 2pm-4pm | Kingston Lapidary + Mineral Club, 2nd Floor, Room 209 | FREE | Registration required

Learn how to make your own Gem Stone Tree with Heather Kushum Sheedy, using craft wire and gemstone beads. All supplies and tools provided. Parents should accompany their own young children for the class. Open to all skill levels 6 years or older. As spaces are limited to 8 per session, please register in advance by emailing Eileen Moss at emoss@cogeco.ca.

THE B.A.G PROJECT – RECYCLED CRAFTS

12p-4pm | Rehearsal Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203 | Drop-in

The Begin Again Group (B.A.G. Project) creates eco-friendly, vegan purses and designer bags, made out of recycled rubber. Families are welcome to drop-in and enjoy creating crafts out of recycled rubber. In addition, every bag purchased will support newcomer women and their families. All ages.

TETT PRESENTS: EXPLORE CONTEMPORARY ART WITH MARGARET MEBAN

12pm-4pm | FLEX & STUDIO G, 2nd Floor, Room 214 | FREE | Drop-in

Bring your imagination to the Creativity Studios, and work alongside resident Tett artist Magaret Meban! Explore various hands-on, multi-media art processes, and create your own contemporary masterpiece! All ages. Free while supplies last.

MODERN FUEL OPEN HOUSE

12pm-4pm | Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre | FREE | Drop-in

Don’t miss Modern Fuel’s latest exhibition! Modern Fuel is a long running cultural non-profit group facilitating the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts. All ages welcome. Light refreshments provided.

TETT PRESENTS: LIFE DRAWING + LIVE MUSIC IN THE MALTING TOWER

1pm-3pm | Malting Tower, 3rd Floor, Room 311 | FREE | Drop-in

Watch or take part in this lively and interactive musical life drawing experience. Tim Rosillo will guide participants in gesture, line and form, while Kingston School of Dance performers gracefully move to the melodies of Kingston’s local Harp Quartet.

Surround yourself with breathtaking lake views and natural light, as you create and mingle with local artists and performers in the Malting Tower! All ages welcome.

THE HARP ENSEMBLE is a group of women brought together by their love of all things harp. They meet regularly to play traditional folk tunes from around the world, especially of the Celtic persuasion. The group performs regularly at L&A County Hospital for the Rehab Unit patients, and they love to share the history and workings of the harp with their audiences. Meet the Harpists: Judi Longstreet, Janine Dudding, Anya kelly, Kathryn McConnell and Karen Kimmett!

TETT PRESENTS: CHINESE BLOCK-PRINTING WITH PENG WANG

2pm-4pm | Creativity Studios, 2nd Floor, Room 214 | FREE | Drop-in

Learn the art of Chinese Block-printing! Peng Wang is a Chinese Canadian visual artist who works in oils, watercolour, block-printing and calligraphy. He believes that art-making is a way of finding stillness and peace within the mind. Drop-in to the Creativity Studios, and enjoy an afternoon of creative exploration and community connection! All ages welcome, free while supplies last.

TETT PRESENTS: ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY WITH JAMAL SAEED

2pm-4pm | Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108 | FREE | Registration required

We invite you to join Arabic author, editor and visual artist Jamal Saeed for an exciting in-depth look at the many styles of Arabic Calligraphy. With various geometric shapes, it is an easy and beautiful style to write. To practice the art of calligraphy, you will experiment with common Arabic phrases and even use your own name. By the end of the class you will have gained new insights and skills, while having completed a series of customized postcards. All materials included. Spots limited, registration required.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/arabic-calligraphy-with-jamal-saeed-tickets-...

MAKING OUR MARKS 11 EXHIBTION

10am-5pm | Tett Gallery, 1st Floor, Room 109 | Free admission

View the incredible textile art, handmade books and paintings by Peta Bailey, Linda Coulter, Janet Elliott and Janine Gates in the Tett Gallery.

The Tett is fully accessible and welcomes all to join in on Culture Days 2018!

Questions? Contacts arts@tettcentre.org

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