Special Interest Workshops  

The Artisans Centre Peterborough  is offering the following Special Interest classes. 

Upcoming Workshops

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

    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.

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

    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. 

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
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    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

    • 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
    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
    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.

    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



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

    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.

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