Special Interest Workshops  

Special interest Workshop are in a variety of disciplines not covered by our main classes atThe Artisans Centre Peterborough

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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

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Masks and vaccinations required 


Upcoming Workshops

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough, Peterborough Square Mall

    This fall the Artisans Centre will be participating in the annual Ontario Culture Days, a national celebration of arts and culture! At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country. These programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes, highlighting the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

    Artisans Centre members will present demonstrations, displays, and hands on activities from fibre, gourd and woodturning arts.

    Saturday September 24th will focus on Gourds, Saturday October 1st will focus on Fibre - Spinning and Weaving, and Saturday October 15th will focus on Woodturning. We will have small make and take opportunities for visitors to participate in. Our centre will be open during these times so you can also have a tour of the facility.

    For more events visit the Ontario Culture Days website: click here!

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    Register

    Funded by a generous grant from United Way Peterborough & District, this accessible, free, drop-in encourages you to explore new materials, experiment with new techniques, and express yourself. We provide all the materials.

    Activities are geared towards ages 5 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome. No skill necessary - only curiosity and a willingness to try.

    Creating Space is a community arts studio that fosters connection and resilience by making art of all sorts, telling stories, and learning together in Nogojiiwanong/ Peterborough, Ontario.

    We aim to practice radical hospitality and inclusion, responding in creative ways to things that matter in our community. We do this through hosting drop in workshops at the Artisan's Centre and pop-up creative arts activities around town. We believe in the power of creative expression to foster resilience in all of us.

    It is our privilege to engage in creative play on Michi Saagig Anishinaabe territory.

    Please RSVP by email to
    creatingspaceptbo@gmail.com
    or through our Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/creatingspacePtbo/

    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 2
    Register

    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.

    $65 per session 

    Instructor:  Anne Carling 



    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Join us for a day of creativity and learn how to make your own round basket! We will introduce you to weaving with coloured reeds and start the basket from a solid flat bottom. All materials will be provided for the class and absolutely no experience is required!

    Class price: $60      ACP Member price: $56

    Instructor: Merrilyn Lindsey



    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.

    Come out for loads of fun and create your own colourful fuzzy friend!

    Maximum class: 6
    Non-members: $45  
    ACP members: $35
    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    Register

    Funded by a generous grant from United Way Peterborough & District, this accessible, free, drop-in encourages you to explore new materials, experiment with new techniques, and express yourself. We provide all the materials.

    Activities are geared towards ages 5 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome. No skill necessary - only curiosity and a willingness to try.

    Creating Space is a community arts studio that fosters connection and resilience by making art of all sorts, telling stories, and learning together in Nogojiiwanong/ Peterborough, Ontario.

    We aim to practice radical hospitality and inclusion, responding in creative ways to things that matter in our community. We do this through hosting drop in workshops at the Artisan's Centre and pop-up creative arts activities around town. We believe in the power of creative expression to foster resilience in all of us.

    It is our privilege to engage in creative play on Michi Saagig Anishinaabe territory.

    Please RSVP by email to
    creatingspaceptbo@gmail.com
    or through our Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/creatingspacePtbo/

    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register
    This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.

    Come out for loads of fun and create your own colourful fuzzy friend!

    Maximum class: 6
    Non-members: $45  
    ACP members: $35
    • 23 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register


    This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.
    Come out for loads of fun and create your own colourful fuzzy friend!

    Maximum class size: 6

      Non-members: $45 

      ACP members: $35

      • 26 Nov 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square
      • 5
      Register


      This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.
      Come out for loads of fun and create your own colourful fuzzy friend!

      Maximum class size: 6

        Non-members: $45 

        ACP members: $35

        • 10 Dec 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
        Register

        Funded by a generous grant from United Way Peterborough & District, this accessible, free, drop-in encourages you to explore new materials, experiment with new techniques, and express yourself. We provide all the materials.

        Activities are geared towards ages 5 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome. No skill necessary - only curiosity and a willingness to try.

        Creating Space is a community arts studio that fosters connection and resilience by making art of all sorts, telling stories, and learning together in Nogojiiwanong/ Peterborough, Ontario.

        We aim to practice radical hospitality and inclusion, responding in creative ways to things that matter in our community. We do this through hosting drop in workshops at the Artisan's Centre and pop-up creative arts activities around town. We believe in the power of creative expression to foster resilience in all of us.

        It is our privilege to engage in creative play on Michi Saagig Anishinaabe territory.

        Please RSVP by email to
        creatingspaceptbo@gmail.com
        or through our Facebook page
        https://www.facebook.com/creatingspacePtbo/

        • 11 Mar 2023
        • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Peterborough Square
        • 8
        Register
        Looking for an point of interest on your 

        outdoor wall or fence?  Come and experience the fun of working with Powertex, a liquid that will harden cotton material permanently, and also make it impervious to rain and snow.  All necessary materials will be provided for this class, though you may wish to bring a piece of jewellery to add something special to you piece.  I will have some pieces of jewellery you can chose from as well.  

        Long plastic aprons will be supplied for everyone. Though it is strongly recommended that you do not dress in “good clothes” as well, in case Powertex gets on your clothing!  


        Instructor:  Barbara Bellchambers   

        Bring a lunch or be prepared to buy one.  

      Past events

      17 Sep 2022 Creating Space Drop-In Creative Adventures
      13 Aug 2022 Creating Space Drop-In Creative Adventures
      8 Aug 2022 Gourd Shekeree Making
      25 Jul 2022 Decorative Eggs for Sunflower Festival
      23 Jul 2022 Felted Vessel Workshop
      16 Jul 2022 Creating Space Drop-In Creative Adventures
      30 May 2022 Beginner Gourd Art
      7 May 2022 Gourd Birdhouse Workshop
      9 Apr 2022 Parent and Child Easter Egg Decorating
      12 Mar 2022 Inspirational Fiber Art - Mini Prayer Flag (Angel Tags)
      5 Mar 2022 Introduction to Kumihimo Workshop
      7 Feb 2022 Washi Paper Gourd Workshop
      1 Dec 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
      24 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
      17 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
      10 Nov 2021 Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Member drop in
      6 Nov 2021 Felted Critters - Festive Friend
      18 Oct 2021 Leather Look
      3 Oct 2021 Charming Doll Pins
      2 Oct 2021 Tea Light Holder
      20 Sep 2021 Huichol Style Beaded Gourd Shard
      7 Sep 2021 Beginner Pyrography
      9 Aug 2021 Wax Resist Technique
      17 Jun 2021 ACP Board meeting by Zoom
      26 Nov 2020 Photography for Online sales
      7 Nov 2020 Wire and Granite Tree
      3 Nov 2020 Felted Critters
      31 Oct 2020 Wet-Felted Vessel Class
      22 Oct 2020 Photography for Online sales
      13 Oct 2020 Felted Critters
      24 Sep 2020 Photography for Online sales
      14 Sep 2020 Woven Gourd Necklace
      27 Aug 2020 Photography for Online sales
      17 Aug 2020 ACP COVID-19 update
      19 Mar 2020 ACP Board Meeting
      7 Mar 2020 Beginner Guide to Journaling
      27 Feb 2020 Social Media for Community Groups
      8 Feb 2020 Silk Paper Making Cards as Art
      13 Jan 2020 Knotless Netting Dream Catcher
      8 Dec 2019 Natural Dyeing for Spinners and Weavers
      2 Nov 2019 ARTISANity Show & Sale
      28 Oct 2019 ACP Annual General Meeting
      26 Oct 2019 Carve Your Own Canoe Paddle
      21 Oct 2019 Christmas Decorations
      17 Oct 2019 ACP Board Meeting
      10 Oct 2019 Eco-printing on Paper with Natural Dyes
      30 Sep 2019 HARVEST OF COLOURS WREATH
      26 Sep 2019 BEGINNER GOURD ART
      25 Sep 2019 Needle-felted Bauble Necklace
      21 Aug 2019 Felting for Teens in AUGUST 21
      19 Aug 2019 Penguin
      15 Aug 2019 Call for Entry "ARTISANity"
      6 Aug 2019 Ocean Drum
      1 Aug 2019 BEGINNER GOURD ART
      4 Jul 2019 Beginners Tatting
      24 Jun 2019 Rain Stick Making
      20 Jun 2019 ACP Board Meeting
      11 Jun 2019 Creative Hands On Festival Planning 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
      28 Apr 2019 2019 Dye Classes Indigo Parent & Child
      20 Apr 2019 Parent and Child Easter Egg Decorating Day
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