Gourd Art Workshops & Classes 

Kawartha Gourders REGISTRATION CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

For those wishing to pursue Gourd Art, join the Kawartha Gourders and take Beginner Gourd art to learn the basics of preparing a gourd for art work. Members meet on Mondays at the Artisans Centre Peterborough to share ideas, equipment, supplies and to work on gourd projects.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION  CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Please note that in order for instructors to prepare enough materials for students registration closes 3 days before the class date on some classes. You can now choose to register and pay for classes in the following ways:  

  • Register online
  • Pay Online
  • Register online but choose invoice and e-transfer payment to info@artisanscentre.ca
  • Register online but choose invoice and pay with cash or cheque in the studio
  • Register at the studio in Peterborough Square

Thank You


Upcoming events

    • 28 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Unit 3 Peterborough Square
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    ARTISANS CENTRE PETERBOROUGH

    Canada Summer Jobs Youth 2021

    Job Title: ACP Marketing Coordinator – Part Time/Contract

    Company overview: The mission of the Artisans Centre Peterborough is to preserve heritage artisans’ skills and enhance the community of Peterborough and the Kawarthas by providing education and skills training to the public, children to seniors.  We currently offer workshops in the following disciplines - Fibre, Gourd Art and Woodturning as well as many "Special Interest" workshops. The Artisans Centre is a not for profit company.

    Job Objectives:

    • Implement marketing plan to promote ACP through multiple forms of media (social, print, news releases, word of mouth) to encourage greater child, senior and family participation in an expanding program of activities and events.

    • Assist with preparation, implementation and recording of classes, workshops and events.

    Contact: For questions, or to apply, please contact Gillian Holden at volunteer@artisanscentre.ca

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Assist with implementing Corona Virus safety procedures and practices for the ACP and required safety standards during all activities and events.

    2. Implement ACP’s marketing plan that has an emphasis on expanding our activities to encourage child and family participation.

    3. Develop and implement a child and family focused series of events at the centre. Using the resources of the instructors available at the centre, organize, coordinate, and assist in the implementation of a series of events for families and children.

    4. Gather, correlate and report on participation rates and social media uptake and provide assessment of response rates and suggestions aimed at improving participation and response rates.

    5. Assist with developing and recording a new online workshop program and other new strategies to continue services in a pandemic aware society.

    6. Maintain and improve social media presence.

    7. Maintain, advertise and further develop the online Gift Shop.

    8. Write media releases for traditional media and social media promoting events.

    9. Promotion of the centre using the marketing plan to advertise classes, workshops, shows and sales.

    10. Layout and design brochures, flyers, posters promoting activities of the centre.

    11. Verbally promote the centre’s events to the general public, register participants for classes and assist instructors with any programs the guilds may offer.

    12. If the opportunity arises to utilize high school volunteers seeking to fulfill their required volunteer hours to assist with the family and children’s events, you will be required to recruit, organize and train these volunteers.

    Special Requirements

    The ability to quickly learn computer applications such as the ACP website, graphic design programs and videography skills. Familiarity with Wordpress would be an asset. The successful applicant will possess public relation skills and be comfortable working independently at the Artisans Centre. Some Saturday shifts required.

    Reporting relationship

    Report to Supervisor, the President of the ACP and ACP directors.

    Hours, duration and pay rate

    Due to COVID-19, Starting date for employment will be dependent upon the release of certain provincial restrictions as well as the adoption and implementation of health and safety measures at the centre.

    $15.00 per/hour

    35hr/week.

    Hours may include some Saturdays.

    Skills and Qualifications

    A student at a college or university or graduate or relevant experience in marketing. Must qualify under the requirements of the Canada Summer Youth Employment Program.

Past events

17 Jun 2021 ACP Board meeting by Zoom
1 Mar 2021 Huichol Style Beaded Gourd Shard
14 Jan 2021 ACP Board Meeting
28 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
26 Nov 2020 Photography for Online sales
21 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
16 Nov 2020 Mixed Media Rooster
14 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
7 Nov 2020 Masked Artisans Market
2 Nov 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
26 Oct 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
22 Oct 2020 Photography for Online sales
19 Oct 2020 BEGINNER GOURD ART
5 Oct 2020 Seagrass Rim on a Gourd
28 Sep 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
24 Sep 2020 Photography for Online sales
21 Sep 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
14 Sep 2020 Woven Gourd Necklace
31 Aug 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
27 Aug 2020 Photography for Online sales
17 Aug 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
17 Aug 2020 ACP COVID-19 update
10 Aug 2020 Eggshell Adornment on Gourd
13 Jul 2020 GOURD MEMBER STUDIO TIME
19 Mar 2020 ACP Board Meeting
9 Mar 2020 Zip'd
10 Feb 2020 Gourd Tea Light Holder
13 Jan 2020 Knotless Netting Dream Catcher
25 Nov 2019 Beginner Pyrography
18 Nov 2019 Engraving Doodle Designs on a Black Gourd
2 Nov 2019 ARTISANity Show & Sale
28 Oct 2019 ACP Annual General Meeting
21 Oct 2019 Christmas Decorations
17 Oct 2019 ACP Board Meeting
7 Oct 2019 Coiling for the First Time
30 Sep 2019 HARVEST OF COLOURS WREATH
26 Sep 2019 BEGINNER GOURD ART
9 Sep 2019 Glue Tree on Gourd
19 Aug 2019 Penguin
15 Aug 2019 Call for Entry "ARTISANity"
6 Aug 2019 Ocean Drum
1 Aug 2019 BEGINNER GOURD ART
22 Jul 2019 BEGINNER POWER CARVING with Anne Carling
24 Jun 2019 Rain Stick Making
20 Jun 2019 ACP Board Meeting
3 Jun 2019 Cherry Blossoms
11 May 2019 Spring ARTISANity Show & Sale
6 May 2019 Yarn Painting on a Gourd
4 May 2019 ​Make a Necklace Mother and Daughter Day
20 Apr 2019 Parent and Child Easter Egg Decorating Day
13 Apr 2019 Spring Up A Gourd Chicken
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