WOODTURNING
Classes & Workshops

THE ARTISANS CENTRE PETERBOROUGH OFFERs THE FOLLOWING Woodturning CLASSES:  

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

COVID-19 Protocol's in place

Masks and vaccinations required 

 

Upcoming events

    • 6 Sep 2022
    • 27 Sep 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    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:       Bill Thompson & Claude Drapeau
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $300.00              ACP Members:  $255.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4




    • 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!

    • 4 Oct 2022
    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    Register

    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:       Bill Thompson & Claude Drapeau
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $300.00              ACP Members:  $255.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4




    • 5 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    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:       Leslie Gifford Cook
    Cost:     $75.00                 ACP Members:  $65.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4




    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    This class will cover the basics of turning a peppermill from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.

    Instructors:       Claude Drapeau
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience                                         
    Cost:     $110.00                 ACP Members:  $95.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                                 
    Maximum number of students:       4



    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register


    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:       Bill Thompson
       Prerequisite:     None                                                         
    Cost:     $40.00                 ACP Members:  $35.00                                                                                Materials, lathes and tools supplied                           Maximum number of students: 4


    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    Register

    This class will cover the basics of turning a hollow form from wood, including blank preparation, design considerations, and hollow turning basics.  Material fee included in costs.

    Instructor:  Vincent Way-Nee
    Prerequisite:  Basic Woodturning or demonstrated woodturning experience
    Cost:  $100.00                  ACP Members: $85.00

    Materials, lathe,s and tools provided
    Maximum number of students:  4


    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    Register

    This class will cover the creation of Christmas tree ornaments including blank preparation, design considerations and basic spindle gouge techniques.  Material costs are included.

    Instructor: Leslie Gifford Cook                                                                                                Prerequisite: Basic Woodturning or demonstrated woodturning experience        Cost:  $75.00                    ACP Members: $65.00

    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                                                                      Maximum number of students:  4