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    • 5 Aug 2019
    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 52 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
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    Gourd studio Time


    Every Monday

    10:00 am to 3:30 pm 


    $10 per person per day, or $25/month

    Unless there is a specific class, the Artisans Centre will be open for Kawartha Gourd members to drop in and work independently on their project. 

    • 3 Oct 2019
    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Basic Woodturning

    This class will cover the safe operation of a lathe including appropriate personal safety protection and sharpening techniques for turning tools. It will cover techniques for turning spindles, both simple and complex, basic bowl and basic platter.

    Instructors:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $260.00              ACP Members:  $225.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4



    • 6 Oct 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Beginners Spinning

    • Learn how to spin sheep wool into yarn.
    • This course (3 classes) is geared to beginners.
    • You will be introduced to spinning on a wheel and drop spindle.
    • All equipment is provided.
    • You will have lots of time to practise your new skill.

    Dates - Sundays, Oct. 6, 20, 27, 2019, 1 to 4 pm.

    Maximum in class 6 students

    Cost - $90.00    ACP Members - $81.00

    There will be a small fee for materials, payable to instructor

    Instructor - Darlene Fallis





    • 17 Oct 2019
    • Peterborough Square
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    ACP Board Meeting  


    1pm - 3 p.m

     All Welcome


    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Ornament – Ball & Finial       

    This class will cover the creation of a Christmas ornament with a hollow ball and finials.  This technique can also be used for other applications, such as trim for boxes.
    Instructors:       Hayward MacDonald
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $50.00  ACP Members:  $42.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied
    Maximum number of students: 4


    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register

    Zigzag Weaving

    • Learn an easy weaving technique.
    • Make a small unique hanging on a frame loom.
    • Bring your own special scrap yarns or use ours.
    • Another way to use small amounts of your coloured handspun.
    • Looms provided and kits available to make your own.
    • Register with a friend for a fun day out.                                           

    Date - Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm                                         Registration closes Wed., Oct. 16

    Maximum in class - 6 students

    Cost - $90.00    ACP Members $81.00, no materials fee

    Instructor - Lois Watson







    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
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    christmas decorations

    Monday, October 21, 2019


    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 


    Free to make decorations for our Winterfest Tree

    $10 per decoration for yourself!

    We will get in the Christmas spirit by making gourd decorations for our Winterfest tree.  These decorated trees are raffled off to raise money for Five Counties Children's Centre in Peterborough.  Let's see how many wonderful decorations we can make to fill the tree this year.  Kawartha Gourders will supply all materials and supplies for the class.  If we each make at least 5 decorations for the tree, what a fabulous display we will have.

    Non-Members are welcome to join our decoration day, to be inspired and learn from our gourding members.



    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Pen Turning

    This class will cover the basics of turning pens from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.  Pens will include a standard Slimline pen and possible variations on the Slimline. Students will take home two completed pens.

    Prerequisite:     None
    Instructors:       Lorne Hamilton
    Cost:     $70.00                 ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4


    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Box Turning

    This class will cover the principles for turning wooden boxes.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection. Student should know how to use the skew chisel, spindle gouge, roughing gouge and parting tool.

    Instructors:       Brian Sinclair
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00                ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                          Maximum number of students:       4



    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 5 Nov 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register

    Beginners Tatting

    • Learn to tat (a form of lace making using a shuttle).
    • You will build up your speed and ability over the six classes.
    • You will leave with some Christmas snowflakes for your tree or for gifts.

    Dates - Tuesdays,  Oct 22, 29 & Nov 5, 2019

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Maximum in class - 6 students                                                                  

    Cost - $55.00    ACP Members - $47.00

    Materials - mercerized crochet cotton #20 and a shuttle

    You may purchase a shuttle from the instructor for $6. 25

    Instructor - Murray Lincoln, "The Tatting Whisperer" 






    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 2
    Register

    Ornament – Inside-Out Turning       

    This class will cover the creation of a Christmas ornament using the inside-out turning technique.  This technique can also be used for other applications, such as candlesticks.
    Instructors:       Hayward MacDonald
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $50.00  ACP Members:  $42.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                       Maximum number of students:       4



    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 4
    Register

    Carve Your Own Canoe Paddle 

    Saturday and Sunday October 26-27, 2019  
    10:00 – 4:00 
    Teacher: Bruce Bellchambers

    Artisans Centre Member Fee:  $200  

    Non-Members Fee: $235 

    Come and learn to carve your own canoe paddle using a spoke shave, before sanding your finished paddle smooth. No prior experience is necessary to succeed with great results! Although your paddle may become an heirloom, do not be afraid to use it in the water. 
    The Instructor will provide: prepared paddle blank, spoke shaves, sand paper.
    Students should bring: a spoke shave if you have one, an apron, and lots of energy! 



    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    Register


    ACP Annual General Meeting

    6 p.m. - 7p.m.

    All Wecome

    • 2 Nov 2019
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Introduction to Weaving
    • You will learn how to prepare yarn to go on the loom and how to dress the loom.
    • Basic weave structures will be learned as you weave.
    • You will leave with a completed sample piece suitable for hanging.
    • You will prepare your loom to weave a second piece which you can complete at home.

     Dates - Sat. and Sun. Nov. 2 & 3, and Sat. and Sun. Nov. 9 & 10, 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

                     - Registration closes Wed., Oct. 30

                      - Maximum in class 6 students

    Cost - $360.00   ACP Members - $324.00

    Materials fee - $15.00, payable to instructor at class

    Loom rental for home use for 2 weeks - $12.50, Members - $7.50

    Instructor - Penny Boyd

    • 4 Nov 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 12
    Register

           Engraving Doodle designs on a black gourd

    Teacher:  Dorothy Hawkins

    Monday, November 4, 2019

                                 10:30 am to 3:30 pm                                           

    ACP Members price - $30

    Dorothy will show you how to make the outside of the gourd black, before carving the lines for your doodle design.  Bring your ideas for patterns.

    The Instructor will provide some patterns.  You will be using a Dremel or other power carver in this class.  Please let Dorothy know if you will need a power carver, so she can make sure we have enough carvers for everyone.

    Students will need to bring  a gourd cleaned inside and out and painted on the inside the colour of your choice.  If you have a power carver please bring it along with your carving bits.
    • 4 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Sharpening Woodturning Tools

    This class will cover the use of the One Way Wolverine system for sharpening woodturning tools.  Included will be the use of the Varigrind attachment for gouges and the skew attachment.  Students are encouraged to bring their own woodturning tools to sharpen in the class.

    Instructors:       TBA Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $40.00                 ACP Members:  $34.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                           Maximum number of students:       6


    • 7 Nov 2019
    • 28 Nov 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 1
    Register

    Basic Woodturning

    This class will cover the safe operation of a lathe including appropriate personal safety protection and sharpening techniques for turning tools. It will cover techniques for turning spindles, both simple and complex, basic bowl and basic platter.

    Instructors:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $260.00              ACP Members:  $225.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4



    • 8 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Ornament – Ball & Finial       

    This class will cover the creation of a Christmas ornament with a hollow ball and finials.  This technique can also be used for other applications, such as trim for boxes.
    Instructors:       Hayward MacDonald
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $50.00  ACP Members:  $42.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied
    Maximum number of students: 4


    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    Register

    Natural Edge Bowl    

    This class will cover the basics of turning a natural edge bowl, including blank preparation, design considerations and turning basics.  Material fee of $10.00 included in cost.

    Instructors:       Claude Drapeau

    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning and demonstrated experience with a bowl gouge

    Cost:     $90.00                 ACP Members:  $75.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring their own tools.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    Register

    Bird House Ornament           

    This class will cover the creation of a Christmas ornament in the form of a birdhouse.
    Instructors:       Hayward MacDonald
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $50.00  ACP Members:  $42.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                          Maximum number of students:       4




    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Pen Turning

    This class will cover the basics of turning pens from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.  Pens will include a standard Slimline pen and possible variations on the Slimline. Students will take home two completed pens.

    Prerequisite:     None
    Instructors:       Lorne Hamilton
    Cost:     $70.00                 ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4


    • 22 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Ornament – Inside-Out Turning       

    This class will cover the creation of a Christmas ornament using the inside-out turning technique.  This technique can also be used for other applications, such as candlesticks.
    Instructors:       Hayward MacDonald
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $50.00  ACP Members:  $42.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                       Maximum number of students:       4



    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register

    Triangular Shawl

    • Make something special!
    • A fabulous gift for your mother, friend, or yourself!
    • Weave a one-of-a-kind, cozy shawl.
    • A large cardboard loom will be provided for you along with instructions on how you can make your own.
    • Lots of colour options available.                                              

    Date - Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm.  

    Registration closes Thursday, Nov. 21                                         

    Maximum in class - 6 students

    Cost - $95.00    ACP Members - $85.50

    Materials fee - $15.00, payable to instructor at class

    Instructor - Sheila Goheen








































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    • 25 Nov 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 10
    Register

    Beginner pyrography

    Teacher:  Barbara Bellchambers   bellcham@nexicom.net    

    Monday, November 25, 2019.     10:30 am to 3:30 pm                                            

    ACP Members price - $30

    Non-Members price - $40

    Are you looking for a way to enhance your gourd or wooden bowls?  Come and learn how adding simple designs with pyrography will add value and appeal to the most basic bowl.  You will burn a sampler design inside a border on your bowl, learning while burning what the different tips can do.

    The Instructor will provide a tutorial with pattern ideas.

    Students will need to bring a prepared gourd or wooden bowl as well as any pyrography equipment they have.  Please let me know in advance if you need to borrow equipment, so I can have enough equipment available.  Although you may not be able to complete all the burning during class time depending on the size of your bowl, you will go away with a tutorial which will help you finish on your own.  

    Gourders:  You may finish the inside of your bowl, but do not put a finish on the outside of the gourd.

    Wood turners:  You can mark a 2" (or larger depending on the size of your bowl) border situated an inch or so below your bowl's rim while turning.  Please do not put a finish on the outside of your bowl until after you finish the burning.





    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Box Turning

    This class will cover the principles for turning wooden boxes.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection. Student should know how to use the skew chisel, spindle gouge, roughing gouge and parting tool.

    Instructors:       Brian Sinclair
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00                ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                          Maximum number of students:       4



    • 28 Nov 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3
    Register

    BEGINNER GOURD ART 


    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 


    Thursday November 28, 2019

    ​   4 hours, plus lunch and coffee/tea breaks 
    $60 per session all materials supplied


    In this class, you will learn to use both hand and power tools for opening and cleaning gourds. Basic safety of working with gourds and care of tools  will be taught, so you will be able to use these tools on your own. You will sand and paint the inside of your gourd before using Adirondack dyes to give a colourful surface to the outside of your gourd. A glued leather rim will complete your gourd. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to apply a variety of techniques and express your creativity on a gourd. This class is a requirement for many other workshops in Gourd Art.  


    The Instructor will provide all materials and supplies for the class.

     

    • 29 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Bird House Ornament           

    This class will cover the creation of a Christmas ornament in the form of a birdhouse.
    Instructors:       Hayward MacDonald
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $50.00  ACP Members:  $42.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                          Maximum number of students:       4




    • 3 Dec 2019
    • 17 Dec 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Woodturning

    This class will cover the safe operation of a lathe including appropriate personal safety protection and sharpening techniques for turning tools. It will cover techniques for turning spindles, both simple and complex, basic bowl and basic platter.

    Instructors:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $260.00              ACP Members:  $225.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4



    • 9 Dec 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 6
    Register

    Sharpening Woodturning Tools

    This class will cover the use of the One Way Wolverine system for sharpening woodturning tools.  Included will be the use of the Varigrind attachment for gouges and the skew attachment.  Students are encouraged to bring their own woodturning tools to sharpen in the class.

    Instructors:       TBA Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $40.00                 ACP Members:  $34.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                           Maximum number of students:       6


    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Natural Edge Bowl    

    This class will cover the basics of turning a natural edge bowl, including blank preparation, design considerations and turning basics.  Material fee of $10.00 included in cost.

    Instructors:       Claude Drapeau

    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning and demonstrated experience with a bowl gouge

    Cost:     $90.00                 ACP Members:  $75.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring their own tools.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register

    Needle-felted Ornaments (using cookie cutters)

    Holiday season often overwhelms us, as we struggle to find special gifts to delight favourite friends and family. This season can be different. Come and join me in a workshop to learn the art of needle-felting and craft a colourful selection of ornaments. Make many soft, beautiful treasures.

    Date - Sat., Dec. 14, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00

    Maximum in class - 8 students

    Cost - $45     ACP Members - $40

    Materials fee - $10 payable to instructor

    Instructor - Diana Gregg





























    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Pen Turning

    This class will cover the basics of turning pens from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.  Pens will include a standard Slimline pen and possible variations on the Slimline. Students will take home two completed pens.

    Prerequisite:     None
    Instructors:       Lorne Hamilton
    Cost:     $70.00                 ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4


    • 9 Jan 2020
    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Woodturning

    This class will cover the safe operation of a lathe including appropriate personal safety protection and sharpening techniques for turning tools. It will cover techniques for turning spindles, both simple and complex, basic bowl and basic platter.

    Instructors:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $260.00              ACP Members:  $225.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4



    • 13 Jan 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Sharpening Woodturning Tools

    This class will cover the use of the One Way Wolverine system for sharpening woodturning tools.  Included will be the use of the Varigrind attachment for gouges and the skew attachment.  Students are encouraged to bring their own woodturning tools to sharpen in the class.

    Instructors:       TBA Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $40.00                 ACP Members:  $34.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                           Maximum number of students:       6