Special Interest Workshops  

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

Upcoming Workshops

    • 25 Nov 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 7

    Beginner pyrography

    Teacher:  Barbara Bellchambers   bellcham@nexicom.net    

    Monday, November 25, 2019.     10:30 am to 3:30 pm                                            

    ACP Members price - $30

    Non-Members price - $40

    Are you looking for a way to enhance your gourd or wooden bowls?  Come and learn how adding simple designs with pyrography will add value and appeal to the most basic bowl.  You will burn a sampler design inside a border on your bowl, learning while burning what the different tips can do.

    The Instructor will provide a tutorial with pattern ideas.

    Students will need to bring a prepared gourd or wooden bowl as well as any pyrography equipment they have.  Please let me know in advance if you need to borrow equipment, so I can have enough equipment available.  Although you may not be able to complete all the burning during class time depending on the size of your bowl, you will go away with a tutorial which will help you finish on your own.  

    Gourders:  You may finish the inside of your bowl, but do not put a finish on the outside of the gourd.

    Wood turners:  You can mark a 2" (or larger depending on the size of your bowl) border situated an inch or so below your bowl's rim while turning.  Please do not put a finish on the outside of your bowl until after you finish the burning.

    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square

    ACP Board Meeting  

    Tuesday November 26.

    12 - 3 p.m

     All Welcome

    Please note the day change

    • 28 Nov 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3


    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 

    Thursday November 28, 2019

    ​   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.


    • 8 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 4
    Natural Dyeing for Spinners and Weavers
    • In this workshop, we will explore how to push a dye to get other colours.
    • We will dye with natural dyes that grow locally, madder root red rose, marigold orange/mustard, carrot tops/Queen Anne's lace sage green.
    • Bring 3, 4-oz. skeins for each colour in natural blend roving or handspun.
    • Pushing colour dye packets will be provided or bring your own preferred type.
    • Bring notebook, apron, rubber gloves, and plastic bags to bring wet fibres home.

    • Date - Sun., Dec. 8, 2019, 12 pm to 4
    • registration closes Thurs., Dec. 5)

    Maximum in class - 6 students

    Instructor - Faye Jacobs

     Cost - $50.00,      ACP Members $45.00

                                          Register at artisans centre.ca

    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6

    Needle-felted Ornaments (using cookie cutters)

    Holiday season often overwhelms us, as we struggle to find special gifts to delight favourite friends and family. This season can be different. Come and join me in a workshop to learn the art of needle-felting and craft a colourful selection of ornaments. Make many soft, beautiful treasures.

    Date - Sat., Dec. 14, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00

    Maximum in class - 8 students

    Cost - $45     ACP Members - $40

    Materials fee - $10 payable to instructor

    Instructor - Diana Gregg

    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 12 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    • 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 12, 2020

    1:00 to 4:00 pm.

    Cost - $60.00   ACP Members - $54.00

    Instructor - Darlene Fallis



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