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Event calendar

    • 5 Sep 2022
    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 16 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough

    A day for Kawartha Gourders members to meet in the studio and work on projects. 

    Happens every  Monday from 10am to 4pm if there are no classes scheduled in the main studio space. 

    • 7 Sep 2022
    • 21 Dec 2022
    • 16 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough

    A day for Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild members to meet in the studio and work on projects. 

    Happens every  Wednesday from 10am to 4pm.

    • 26 Nov 2022
    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Peterborough Sqaure

    Saturdays Nov. 26th, Dec. 3rd, and Dec. 10th come down to visit us and find delightful handmade items, perfect for holiday gifts!

    • 29 Nov 2022
    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 2
    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




    • 7 Dec 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


    • 7 Dec 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 6
    Register


    Joyeux Noel!

    Participants will learn how to make felt balls and assemble them into wreaths. The wreath will then be adorned with a variety and choice of materials. Participants will make one wreath in class and take a "to go" kit that they can prepare from the materials during class.

    $10 material fee to be paid to the instructor at start of class.

    The workshop will be instructed by fibre artist Sheri Allen.

    $45 Public Price

    $35 ACP member

    Max 6 students


    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 4
    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


    • 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/

    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 2
    Register


    This class will cover the creation of 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


    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
    • 3
    Register

     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:     $110.00                 ACP Members:  $95.00
    Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring their own tools.
    Maximum number of students: 4




    • 5 Jan 2023
    • 21 Dec 2023
    • 26 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough

    Join us for a Crochet -A-Long Sampler Afghan

    Great for...

    • Beginners
    • Crocheters wanting to learn some new stitches
    • Experts looking to socialize and share some crochet time!

    Learn to Crochet different stitches throughout the year and end up with a beautiful Afghan to enjoy or give away just in time for Christmas 2023.

    Each month will have a new pattern square to try.

    Costs $25 per registrant ACP members price: $20

    Each Month -$10 for new pattern/studio time - payable to the instructor (new pattern will be handed out at the beginning of each month).

    Members to bring the required yarn/ hook; details will be emailed once registered.

    3 colours, 10 pattern squares total, with the last two months learning to join the squares and completing the Afghan with a border.

    Classes will be held from 7-9pm, 2 times per month (every other Thursday night), for working on your square and getting help if needed.

    Come out and have a social night out with new Crochet buddies!

    • 9 Jan 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Peterborough Square
    • 7
    Register