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    • 5 Aug 2019
    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 52 sessions
    • Peterborough Square

    Gourd studio Time


    Every Monday

    10:00 am to 3:30 pm 


    $10 per person per day, or $25/month

    Unless there is a specific class, the Artisans Centre will be open for Kawartha Gourd members to drop in and work independently on their project. 

    • 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.
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    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

                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                         


    • 2 Apr 2020
    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4

    Basic Woodturning

    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:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $260.00              ACP Members:  $225.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4



    • 6 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 6

    Sharpening Woodturning Tools

    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:       TBA Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $40.00                 ACP Members:  $34.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                           Maximum number of students:       6


    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4

    Off-Centre Turning                

    This class will cover the principles for turning on multiple off-centre axes, initially applied to candlesticks.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection.

    Instructors:       Charles Murphy
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00  ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied.  Student will need to bring a compass for drawing.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 5
    • Designed for intermediate weavers, this class will give you an opportunity to work with fine yarns.
    • You will prepare a multi-coloured warp and dress the loom and bring it to class ready for threading.
    • At 20 epi, this is a fine warp but only 8 3/4 in. wide.
    • In class, you will thread your loom and start to create a lovely scarf to finish at home.

    • Date - Thurs., April 16, 2020, 10 am - 3 pm.
    • Registration closes Thurs., April 9
    • Cost - $75   ACP Members - $68
    • Maximum in class - 6 students
    • Instructor - Penny Boyd
    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 3 May 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Peterborough Square
    • 2


    • Learn how to spin sheep wool yarn.
    • These 3 classes are geared to beginners.
    • You will be introduced to spinning on a wheel and drop spindle. All equipment is provided.
    • You will have lots of time to practise your new skill.

    Date - Sundays April 19, 26 and May 3, 2020

                1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Registration closes April 16, 2020

    Maximum in class - 6 students

    Cost - $135   ACP Members $122

    Materials fee $20

    Instructor - Darlene Fallis

    Register at artisanscentre.ca





    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4

    Basic Pen Turning

    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:       Lorne Hamilton
    Cost:     $70.00                 ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4


    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4

    Natural Edge Bowl    

    This class will cover the basics of turning a natural edge bowl, including blank preparation, design considerations and turning basics.  Material fee of $10.00 included in cost.

    Instructors:       Claude Drapeau

    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning and demonstrated experience with a bowl gouge

    Cost:     $90.00                 ACP Members:  $75.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring their own tools.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 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.




    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4

    Basic Box Turning

    This class will cover the principles for turning wooden boxes.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection. Student should know how to use the skew chisel, spindle gouge, roughing gouge and parting tool.

    Instructors:       Brian Sinclair
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00                ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                          Maximum number of students:       4



    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 21 May 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    Register

    Basic Woodturning

    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:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $260.00              ACP Members:  $225.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4



    • 4 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 6
    Register

    Sharpening Woodturning Tools

    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:       TBA Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $40.00                 ACP Members:  $34.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                           Maximum number of students:       6


    • 13 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Off-Centre Turning                

    This class will cover the principles for turning on multiple off-centre axes, initially applied to candlesticks.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection.

    Instructors:       Charles Murphy
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00  ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied.  Student will need to bring a compass for drawing.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 18 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Pen Turning

    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:       Lorne Hamilton
    Cost:     $70.00                 ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4


    • 19 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Turning a Peppermill             

    This class will cover the basics of turning a peppermill from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.
    Instructors:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning or demonstrated experience                                         
    Cost:     $80.00                 ACP Members:  $70.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                       Maximum number of students:       4



    • 23 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3
    Register
    • In this beginning weaving mini-course, you will learn how to read a pattern, prepare a warp (yarn that goes on the loom) and dress the loom.
    • You will create a woven sampler and leave with a basic understanding of the weaving process and terminology.
    • This course differs from the Beginning Weaving offered in the fall because there is no second warp.

    Date - Sat. May 23 and Sun. May 24, 2020

    10 am - 4 pm

    Registration closes May 20  Maximum 6 students

    Cost - $200   ACP Members $180

    Materials fee paid to instructor - $5

    • 26 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Box Turning

    This class will cover the principles for turning wooden boxes.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection. Student should know how to use the skew chisel, spindle gouge, roughing gouge and parting tool.

    Instructors:       Brian Sinclair
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00                ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                          Maximum number of students:       4



    • 27 May 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Natural Edge Bowl    

    This class will cover the basics of turning a natural edge bowl, including blank preparation, design considerations and turning basics.  Material fee of $10.00 included in cost.

    Instructors:       Claude Drapeau

    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning and demonstrated experience with a bowl gouge

    Cost:     $90.00                 ACP Members:  $75.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring their own tools.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 28 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 3

    BEGINNER GOURD ART


    10:30 am to 3:30 pm 


    Thursday TBA

    ​   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.
    • 28 May 2020
    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Woodturning

    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:       TBA
    Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $260.00              ACP Members:  $225.50
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
    Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4



    • 30 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 4
    Registration is closed
    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., May 30, 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

    Instructor - Sue Flanagan

    • 8 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 6
    Register

    Sharpening Woodturning Tools

    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:       TBA Prerequisite:     None
    Cost:     $40.00                 ACP Members:  $34.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                           Maximum number of students:       6


    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Off-Centre Turning                

    This class will cover the principles for turning on multiple off-centre axes, initially applied to candlesticks.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection.

    Instructors:       Charles Murphy
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00  ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied.  Student will need to bring a compass for drawing.
    Maximum number of students: 4



    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Pen Turning

    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:       Lorne Hamilton
    Cost:     $70.00                 ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4


    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Box Turning

    This class will cover the principles for turning wooden boxes.  Instruction will cover blank selection, blank preparation, design considerations and turning techniques as well as tool selection. Student should know how to use the skew chisel, spindle gouge, roughing gouge and parting tool.

    Instructors:       Brian Sinclair
    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience
    Cost:     $70.00                ACP Members:  $60.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                          Maximum number of students:       4



    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    Register

    Natural Edge Bowl    

    This class will cover the basics of turning a natural edge bowl, including blank preparation, design considerations and turning basics.  Material fee of $10.00 included in cost.

    Instructors:       Claude Drapeau

    Prerequisite:     Basic Woodturning and demonstrated experience with a bowl gouge

    Cost:     $90.00                 ACP Members:  $75.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring their own tools.
    Maximum number of students: 4



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