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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. 

    • 6 Feb 2020
    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 2
    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



    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    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
    Registration is closed

    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
    • 1
    Register

    Social Media for Community Groups


    Teacher:  Mary Sullivan

    Thursday, February 27, 2020          

    1 pm to 3:00 pm                                            

    Free for volunteers for the Creative Hands On Festival and Artisans Centre Peterborough

    Artisans Centre Peterborough is offering a workshop about Social Media for Community Groups,  financed through New Horizons for Seniors Grant. This free workshop is a thank you  for Creative Hands On Festival and Artisans Centre volunteers. You will learn  the basics about what to post and how to post on Facebook and Instagram. This workshop will take place Thursday, February 27th, 2020 from 1 to 3 pm. at Artisans Centre Peterborough and will be conducted by Mary Sullivan, a professional web designer and social media provider.

    You will set up a page for your community group and learn how to post, add a picture and share posts.  The class will become more advanced if participants are ready.  Please register online at artisanscentre.ca, under workshops: "Special Interest".

    The Instructor will provide  help to set up a page on your Facebook and set up Instagram.

    Students will need to bring  their computer and phone, as well as your Facebook and Instagram passwords.   If you do not have either, Mary will help you.



    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3
    Register

    Loom Dressing Tutorial 
    • Class is now being held on a Sunday afternoon.
    • 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 - Sun., Mar. 1, 2020, 1 pm to 3 pm.
    • Registration closes Thurs., Feb. 27
    • 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
    • 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


    • 5 Mar 2020
    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 2
    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



    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 10
    Register

    Saturday march 7, 2020

     1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Teacher:  Angel Adu-Gyamfi

    In this workshop, students will deepen their understanding of Journaling with concepts such as colour schemes, font styles and basic doodles. Before leaving, students will then create a postcard using one of the latter techniques discussed in class. By the end, students will leave with a completed postcard, a blank journal, and a better understanding of journaling.

    Teacher will supply all materials. 

    Students need to bring their imagination. 

    • 9 Mar 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 10
    Register
    Teacher: Barbara Bellchambers
    Monday March 9th, 2020
    10:30 – 4:00

    Members Price: $30

    Non-members Price: $40 with completed Requisite – Beginner Gourding Class

    Ready to try something new? How about adding some “zip” to your gourd by inserting zipper into it? Depending on your experience with using a Dremel or other power carver, I will guide you to make an appropriate design on your gourd.

    Teacher will provide: two sizes of zipper to choose from, and all other materials.

    Students must bring:
    - gourd cleaned inside and out, not necessary to paint the inside before class, an apron, mask, diamond carving balls, carving wheel, your carving bits, power carver (Dremel or similar).  Let Barbara know in advance if you will be using one of the Kawartha Gourders' Dremels to make sure we have enough for everyone.
    • 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
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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


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

    Kids March Break Weaving
    • 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





    • 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
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 0
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    BEGINNER GOURD ART


    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 


    Thursday March 26, 2020

    ​   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.
    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    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

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register
    Making a Wet-Felted Vessel
    • Learn how to create a two-colour wet-felted vessel with reliefs.
    • First you will create a piece of felt from rovings.
    • Then you will create a two-colour vessel from thefelt.
    • As a bonus, you may felt a piece of soap.

    Date - Sat., March 28, 2020, 10 am - 3 pm.

    Cost - $70   ACP Members $63

    Materials fee paid to instructor $25

    Bring a bar of soap, 1 large towel

    and 2 hand towels

    Maximum in class - 6 students

    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 5 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register
    Working with Handspun - Knit/Crochet Ideas
    • Join us for two interactive sessions, exploring the work of creating with your handspun yarn.
    • We will explore knit, crochet and other ideas.
    • Sessions are geared to all levels of experience, beginners to intermediate.
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    Date - Sunday, Mar. 29 and Sunday, April 5, 2020

    1:00 to 4:00 pm.

    Cost - $60.00   ACP Members - $54.00

    Instructor - Darlene Fallis

                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                         


    • 31 Mar 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



    • 2 Apr 2020
    • 23 Apr 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



    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 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


    • 15 Apr 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 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register
    • Designed for intermediate weavers, this class will give you an opportunity to work with fine yarns.
    • You will prepare a multi-coloured warp and dress the loom and bring it to class ready for threading.
    • At 20 epi, this is a fine warp but only 8 3/4 in. wide.
    • In class, you will thread your loom and start to create a lovely scarf to finish at home.

    • Date - Thurs., April 16, 2020, 10 am - 3 pm.
    • Registration closes Thurs., April 9
    • Cost - $75   ACP Members - $68
    • Maximum in class - 6 students
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 3 May 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    Register


    • Learn how to spin sheep wool yarn.
    • These 3 classes are 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.

    Date - Sundays April 19, 26 and May 3, 2020

                1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Registration closes April 16, 2020

    Maximum in class - 6 students

    Cost - $135   ACP Members $122

    Materials fee $20

    Instructor - Darlene Fallis

    Register at artisanscentre.ca





    • 20 Apr 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


    • 22 Apr 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



    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Marshland Centre, Lakefiled
    Register






    is happening again in Lakefield, April 24-26, 2020 at the Marshland Centre.  Organized byArtisans Centre Peterborough, this is an opportunity for you as a member to sell your work in the lucrative spring gift market. It is an especially good opportunity for those members who usually do not participate in shows to sell a few items at little cost. We have purposely kept the costs low to provide this as a service to you. A 25% commission from the proceeds of the sales will go towards supporting Artisans Centre Peterborough and show costs. The commission includes the costs of debit and credit card sales.

    The Marshland Centre’s space is a lovely venue, with three walls of windows across from the Lakefield beach. Every vendor must volunteer for at least one job for the show. All items for sale will be juried to make sure they meet the quality expected for the show.

    We hope all of you will be diligent in spreading the word about ARTISANity and encouraging everyone you know to come. Please encourage your fellow guild members to participate.  Postcards can be picked for all artisans to distribute at the Artisans Centre by early February.

    How to participate:

    1.    Register on this website. Send an email to Heather at artisanscentre.secretary@gmail.com with your volunteering choices.

    2.    Fill in the registration form and pay on line or write a cheque for $25 payable to Artisans Centre Peterborough. See the registration form for e-transfer option.

    3.    Mail or drop your money off at the Artisans Centre Peterborough, 360 George St. N. Unit 3, Peterborough, K9J 7E7 by April 9th to be included in the show.

    No registrations will be accepted after April 9th.

    4.    Your items must be dropped off at the Marshland Centre between 12 - 1 pm Friday, April 24th and picked up shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 when all the shoppers are finished. A fee of $50 will be added if you or a friend on your behalf are unable to do this.




    • 28 Apr 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



    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 21 May 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



    • 4 May 2020
    • 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


    • 13 May 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



    • 18 May 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


    • 19 May 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



    • 23 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3
    Register