Event calendar

    • 2 Jan 2023
    • 25 Dec 2023
    • 52 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough

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

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

    • 4 Jan 2023
    • 27 Dec 2023
    • 52 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough

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

    Takes place every  Wednesday from 10am to 4pm.

    • 19 Jan 2023
    • 29 Dec 2023
    • 23 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 $50 to join

    ACP members price: $45

    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 6:30-8:30 PM,  Participants are only required to attend one session per month (every other Friday night is in calendar as a placeholder, of course you are welcome to come both times if you would like to!)

    Other time/date arrangements can be made with instructor if needed.

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

    • 1 Sep 2023
    • 15 Dec 2023
    • 16 sessions
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    Registration is closed

    Join us for a Knit & Crochet night at ACP!!

      Great for...

      • Beginners
      • Experts-- looking to socialize and share some craft time
      • Procrastinators - bring in those Work-in-progress    projects and get them done

      We have a seat waiting for you!

      Costs= $50 to join (reserves your seat) or if you are an ACP members= $45

       Friday evenings 6:30 pm-8:30pm

      $5 for studio time - payable to the instructor

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


      • 20 Nov 2023
      • 20 May 2024
      • 7 sessions

      Peterborough Weavers' & Spinners' Guild Members come together on the third Monday of every month for an informal business meeting, show & share of current projects, and fun and recitational group programs!

      As a guild member, this is your opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow members, enjoy some light refreshments, and learn what everyone's gotten up to during the month. 

      Members are also welcome to arrive an hour early for a voluntary and informal study group session, running from 5:30pm until the meeting begins. The goal is to allow skill-sharing and educational discussion about one weaving specific topic and one spinning specific topic each session.  (Study group is NOT mandatory!)

      The official guild meeting begins at 6:30pm and usually runs for a couple hours.

      • 25 Nov 2023
      • 16 Dec 2023
      • 4 sessions
      • Peterborough Sqaure

      Saturdays Nov. 25th, Dec. 2nd, Dec. 9th, and Dec. 16th come down to visit us in the atrium of Peterborough Square and shop a delightful selection of handcrafted items by our studio members. Find the perfect gifts this holiday season or treat yourself!

      • 28 Nov 2023
      • 19 Dec 2023
      • 4 sessions
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 0
      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




      • 6 Dec 2023
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 2
      Registration is closed


      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


      • 7 Dec 2023
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 2
      Registration is closed

      This class will cover the basics of turning a lidded box, including
      blank preparation, design considerations, and turning basics. 


      Material fee of $10.00 included in cost.

      Instructor:          Claude Drapeau

      Prerequisite:      Basic woodturning or demonstrated
      experience with woodturning

      Cost:     $110.00              ACP members:  $95.00

      Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring
      their own tools

      Maximum number of students:  4

      • 9 Dec 2023
      • Peterborough Square, Atrium


      • 9 Dec 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Artisans Centre Peterborough
      • 3
      Registration is closed

      Cardinal Birdhouse Ornament | Lanny DeanThis class will cover the creation of a woodturned ornament in the form of a bird house. Perfect for decorating or as a sweet and personal holiday gift!

      Instructor:       Claude Drapeau

      Prerequisite:     Basic Woodworking or demonstrated experience

      Cost:     $75.00

      ACP Members:     $65.00

      Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                   

      Maximum number of students:       4




      • 13 Dec 2023
      • 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



      • 13 Dec 2023
      • 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




      • 14 Dec 2023
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 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




      • 19 Dec 2023
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 3
      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




      • 2 Jan 2024
      • 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 3
      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:     $50.00                 ACP Members:  $45.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied                           Maximum number of students:       6


      • 4 Jan 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 4
      Register

      This class will cover the basics of turning a lidded box, including
      blank preparation, design considerations, and turning basics. 


      Material fee of $10.00 included in cost.

      Instructor:          Claude Drapeau

      Prerequisite:      Basic woodturning or demonstrated
      experience with woodturning

      Cost:     $125.00              ACP members:  $110.00

      Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring
      their own tools

      Maximum number of students:  4

      • 5 Jan 2024
      • 2 Feb 2024
      • 5 sessions
      • Artisans Centre Peterborough
      Register

      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 2024.

      14 new pattern squares to try.

      Costs $50 to join

      ACP members price: $45

      Registration will remain open from Jan 5,2024 to Feb 2, 2024.

      Classes will be held every 2 weeks from Jan to Dec at  6:30-8:30 PM,

      $5 for studio time - payable to the instructor (new pattern will be handed out every 2 weeks approx).

      Members to bring the required yarn/ hook;  recommended yarn - PatonsĀ® Canadiana in 4 colours, size 5mm hook,  details will be emailed once registered.

      4 colours, 14 pattern squares total, with the last two months learning to join the squares and completing the Afghan with a border.

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

      • 6 Jan 2024
      • 20 Jan 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Artisans Centre Peterborough
      • 1
      Register

      In this introductory class, using provided 15" table looms, you will complete all the steps needed to plan and complete your first handwoven project! You will learn how to measure a warp for your project, how to calculate yarn requirements, how to wind the warp onto the loom (called dressing the loom), and then thread a pattern and weave a sampler.

      Cost fee: $300  

      ACP member: $270

      Materials fee: $10 for yarns  paid to the instructor at the first class

      Instructor:  Julia 
      Class size: 3 participants

      • 6 Jan 2024
      • 27 Jan 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 4
      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:     $315.00              ACP Members:  $270.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
      Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4




      • 8 Jan 2024
      • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Peterborough Square
      • 8
      Register

       

      Come and learn how to add an attractive "V" pattern laced leather rim on a gourd or wooden bowl.  You will need to bring an opened and prepared gourd or wooden bowl for this class.  Please seal the inside of your bowl by painting, dying or varnishing, and prepare the outside as you wish. In the class you will learn how to space holes, drill them, and add the lacing. 

      Lacing and needles will be provided, as well as instructions.

      Students should bring an apron, prepared gourd, and patience.

      ***PREREQUISITE - BEGINNER GOURD ART***


      • 9 Jan 2024
      • 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:     $90.00                 ACP Members:  $80.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4




      • 10 Jan 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 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:     $90.00                 ACP Members:  $80.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4




      • 11 Jan 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 4
      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:     $130.00                 ACP Members:  $115.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring their own tools.
      Maximum number of students: 4




      • 18 Jan 2024
      • 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:     $130.00                 ACP Members:  $115.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                                 
      Maximum number of students:       4



      • 20 Jan 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
      • Peterborough Square
      • 4
      Register

      Are you looking for a way to enhance your gourd or wooden bowl?  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 burning pen 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.

      Teacher:  Barbara Bellchambers                

      ACP Members price - $45 Non-Member price - $55






      • 22 Jan 2024
      • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Peterborough Square
      • 1
      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.

      $70 per session 

      Instructor:  Anne Carling 



      • 27 Jan 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square
      • 5
      Register
      • In this workshop, we will explore how to  dye using iron materials to create a one of a kind item. 
      • Student to Bring a washed Silk or Cotton item 
      examples: T shirt, apron, shawl or scarf (participants choice)
      • Bring notebook, apron, rubber gloves, and plastic bags to bring wet fibers home.


      Maximum in class - 6 students

      Instructor - Faye Jacobs

       Cost - $125.    ACP Members $110.

      Register at artisanscentre.ca



      • 6 Feb 2024
      • 27 Feb 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 4
      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:     $315.00              ACP Members:  $270.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied      
      Maximum number of students: 4              Sessions: 4




      • 8 Feb 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 4
      Register

      This class will cover the basics of turning a lidded box, including
      blank preparation, design considerations, and turning basics. 


      Material fee of $10.00 included in cost.

      Instructor:          Claude Drapeau

      Prerequisite:      Basic woodturning or demonstrated
      experience with woodturning

      Cost:     $125.00              ACP members:  $110.00

      Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring
      their own tools

      Maximum number of students:  4

      • 12 Feb 2024
      • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Peterborough Square
      • 8
      Register


      Oh the fun you will have creating this unique gourd! 

      Adding colourful Washi paper to a gourd results in a colourful design on top of a gourd.  Students will learn the steps to creating their own beautiful Asian inspired gourd.  A tutorial will be handed out to each student.  All design materials will be supplied.  

      Members need to bring an open and cleaned gourd to the class. The inside should be varnished or painted. Students are asked to bring an apron or paint shirt.

      Kawartha Gourders Fee: $45

      Non-Members Fee: $65 (includes prepared gourd)                                                             



      • 14 Feb 2024
      • 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:     $90.00                 ACP Members:  $80.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied                                    Maximum number of students:       4




      • 15 Feb 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 4
      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:     $130.00                 ACP Members:  $115.00
      Materials, lathes and tools supplied, but students may bring their own tools.
      Maximum number of students: 4




      • 17 Feb 2024
      • 24 Feb 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • Artisans Centre Peterborough
      • 3
      Register

      In this introductory to Rigid Heddle Weaving, using provided looms or bring your own!

      You will learn to warp, dress and weave on a Rigid Heddle loom. 

       

      Dates - 2  x  3-hour classes

      Cost fee: $200

      ACP member: $175

      Class size - 4 participants

      Materials - $10 for yarns, paid to instructor at first class

      Instructor - Gillian Holden



      • 22 Feb 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Peterborough Square, Unit 3
      • 4
      Register