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    • 5 Aug 2019
    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 52 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    Register

    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 Dec 2019
    • 17 Dec 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    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 Jan 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 12
    Register

    Knotless Netting Dream Catcher

    Teacher:  Barbara Bellchambers

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    10:30 am to 3:30 pm                                            


    ACP Members price - $30 

    Non-Members price - $45 (includes price of gourd, as well as all preparation - cleaning, cutting open, sanding, varnishing inside and out)

    I will supply a variety of gourds for you to purchase in advance of the class, so you can prepare your gourd for the class.  You will pre-cut the gourd with a circular hole in the front to make the dream catcher, or use a precept section of a gourd.  You need to seal the inside of the gourd before the class, as well as put a finish on the outside of the gourd.  The rest we will do in class.

    The Instructor will provide the feathers, beads, and cord for the dream catcher. 

    Students will need to bring You are welcome to bring any special beads or feathers you would like to use to decorate your dream catcher.  We also have lots of both available at the centre.
    • 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


    • 14 Jan 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    Register


    ACP Board Meeting  

    Tuesday January 14, 2020.

    1 - 4 p.m

     All Welcome

    Please note the day change

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

    Off-Centre Turning                

    This class will cover the principles for turning on multiple off-centre axes, initially applied to candlesticks.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection.

    Instructors:       Charles Murphy
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00  ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied.  Student will need to bring a compass for drawing.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 16 Jan 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    BEGINNER GOURD ART


    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 


    Thursday January 16, 2020

    ‚Äč   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.

     Students need to bring an apron. If you have your own dust mask, please bring it. 
    Bring your lunch, or buy one from the vendors in the square.
    • 20 Jan 2020
    • 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


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

    Turning a Peppermill             

    This class will cover the basics of turning a peppermill from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.
    Instructors:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience                                         
    Cost:     $80.00                 ACP Members:  $70.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                       Maximum number of students:       4



    • 22 Jan 2020
    • 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



    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 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



    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    • Learn an easy weaving technique.
    • Make a small unique hanging on a frame loom.
    • Bring your own special scrap yarns (maybe handspun) or use ours.
    • Looms provided and kits available to make your own.
    • Register with a friend for a fun day out.

      Date - Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 to 4 pm.
      Maximum in class - 6 students

      Cost - $50.00    ACP Members - $45.00, no materials fee

      Instructor - Lois Watson

    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 12
    Register

    GOURD Tea Light holder


    Teacher:  Anne Carling

    Monday, February 3, 2020

    10:30 am to 3:00 pm                                            

    ACP Members price - $30 

      


    Using the tips learned at a lamp making workshop in Pennsylvania, Anne will be turning it all upside down and showing you how to make tea light holders. She will show you  the  techniques to drill the patterns and a few patterns to inspire your creativity. You will be using a small cannonball gourd and a Dremel rotary tool.

    The Instructor will provide a small cannonball gourd and drill bits.

    Students will need to bring  an apron, dust mask and protective gloves. 

    If you have a rotary tool or small drill and small size to 1/4 drill bits, please bring them along.



    • 3 Feb 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


    • 6 Feb 2020
    • 27 Feb 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



    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    Register
    • The magnificence of silk made into paper is an old Chinese invention.
    • This class will teach you how to make luxurious silk paper for cards. Great for all occasions, this could be the card for that one special person in your life.
    • We will have fun creating with an array of bright colours and added materials for embellishments.

    Date - Sat., Feb. 8, 2020   9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

    Registration closes Wed., Feb. 5

    Cost - $45   ACP Members - $40

    Materials fee - $15, paid to instructor at class

    Please bring your own apron.

    Maximum in class - 8 students

    Instructor - Faye Jacobs

    • 10 Feb 2020
    • 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


    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Off-Centre Turning                

    This class will cover the principles for turning on multiple off-centre axes, initially applied to candlesticks.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection.

    Instructors:       Charles Murphy
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00  ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied.  Student will need to bring a compass for drawing.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    • NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
    • Treat yourself or a special friend for Valentine's Day.
    • Use up leftover handspun or commercial yarns or use those provided.
    • Learn to make and use a cardboard triangular frame and complete a shawl to take home in this one day workshop.
    • Date - Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 10 am to 4 pm. (registration closes Mon., Feb. 10)
    • Cost - $90   ACP Members - $81
    • Materials fee $10 if you don't provide your own
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 18 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Turning a Peppermill             

    This class will cover the basics of turning a peppermill from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.
    Instructors:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience                                         
    Cost:     $80.00                 ACP Members:  $70.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                       Maximum number of students:       4



    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 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



    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 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



    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register

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    For beginner weavers who want a review of preparing the loom for weaving.


    • For beginner weavers who want a review of preparing a loom for weaving.
    • We will review the process of creating the warp on a warping board.
    • We will also review the process for winding the warp onto the loom.
    • You will pick up some "tips and tats."

    • Date - Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020, 1 pm to 3 pm.
    • Registration closes Mon. Feb. 23
    • Cost - $45   ACP Members - $40
    • Maximum in class - 6 students
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 2 Mar 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


    • 5 Mar 2020
    • 26 Mar 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



    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    Register
    • Learn to use a small frame loom....and how to make one of your own at home.
    • You will learn to use some of the terms that weavers use, as you are immersed in the atmosphere of a weaving studio.
    • Other looms will be demonstrated so you can see the variety of work that weavers do.
    • You will go home with a small colourful woven hanging.     

    Date - Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1-4 pm.

    Maximum - 6 students (6 to 12 years old)

    Cost - $30 (includes materials)

    Instructor - Shannon McKinley





    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Off-Centre Turning                

    This class will cover the principles for turning on multiple off-centre axes, initially applied to candlesticks.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection.

    Instructors:       Charles Murphy
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00  ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied.  Student will need to bring a compass for drawing.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 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


    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Turning a Peppermill             

    This class will cover the basics of turning a peppermill from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.
    Instructors:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience                                         
    Cost:     $80.00                 ACP Members:  $70.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                       Maximum number of students:       4



    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 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



    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    Register


    • Learn the basic technique to create a lovely small tree sculpture.
    • A unique item to keep or gift.
    • All materials will be provided but you can bring your own "special" rock if you prefer.

    Date - Thurs., Mar. 26, 2020, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Registration closes Mon., Mar. 23

    Cost - $45   ACP Members - $40

    Materials fee - $5, payable to instructor at class

    Maximum - 6 students

    Instructor - Penny Boyd

    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 5 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    • Join us for two interactive sessions, exploring the work of creating with your handspun yarn.