Upcoming Workshops & Classes

    • 3 Jul 2024
    • 28 Aug 2024
    • 9 sessions
    • Lower Level Atrium of Peterborough Square

    Join us on Wednesdays this summer for FREE drop-in art activities perfect for kids of all ages! Each week we'll do a different small make-and-take craft, all materials will be provided. Find us from 11am-1pm on the lower level of the atrium in Peterborough Square, beginning July 3rd through August 28th.

    • 16 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 6
    Register

    For ages 7 and up, a  perfect educational and unique arts activity for your summer! 

    In this introductory workshop we will learn about looms and play with various weaving techniques. Weaving has a rich history throughout all cultures, and is something we often don't realize plays a huge part in everyday life!     

    We will explore the mechanics of several weaving methods. Our first activity will be to create a small woven sample on a cardboard loom. Then we will explore the Inkle loom, used for weaving  thin strips of material and bands. Lastly, there will be table looms set up for everyone to try their hand at.

    We endeavor to use easy to source materials in our activities so participants can continue practicing even after the class if they so wish.

    This class is $30 per registrant. All materials are included. The class is 3 hours long and instructed by Weavers' and Spinners' guild member Julia.

    A completed permission form must be submitted for each participant at the beginning of the class. If the participant and yourself are both comfortable please complete and submit a photo release as well.

    Permission forms are provided upon your arrival.


    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 3
    Register

    Felt animal magnets | Hand Embroidered Felt Animal magnets Y… | FlickrFor ages 8 and up, a  perfect educational and unique arts activity for your summer! 

    Using some basic hand sewing stitches students will create their own animal stuffy! We'll start the class with a few pre-cut pattern options in felt, learning how to stich pieces together, add stuffing, and embroider details. Next students will create their own pattern for an animal of their choice using the techniques above. And lastly, using everything we've learned, students will design and implement a pattern meant to be turned inside to hide seams, pre-planning details, and learn how to subtly close up openings after stuffing.

    We endeavor to use easy to source materials in our activities so participants can continue practicing even after the class if they so wish.

    This class is $30 per registrant. All materials are included. The class is 3 hours long and instructed by Weavers' and Spinners' guild member Julia.

    A completed permission form must be submitted for each participant at the beginning of the class. If the participant and yourself are both comfortable please complete and submit a photo release as well.

    Permission forms are provided upon your arrival.

    • 23 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 6
    Register

    For ages 6 and up! A fun and educational arts activity for your summer! 

    In this workshop we'll learn how to make our own paper my recycling scraps. We'll cover the basic steps to this process, then get creative with our designs through exploring colour and materials.

    We endeavor to use easy to source materials in our activities so participants can continue practicing what they learn after the class if they wish.

    This class is $30 per registrant. All materials are included. The class is 3 hours long and instructed by Weavers' and Spinners' guild member Julia.

    A completed permission form must be submitted for each participant at the beginning of the class. If the participant and yourself are both comfortable please complete and submit a photo release as well.

    Permission forms are provided upon your arrival.

    • 30 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 5
    Register

    Collage - Mary coxFor ages 6 and up! A perfect arts activity for your summer! 

    In this workshop we will decorate prefabricated wooden boxes using several different techniques, including painting, collage, and applique methods. Students can  let their imagination free and design their treasure boxes however they may wish!

    We endeavor to use easy to source materials in our activities so participants can continue practicing what they have learned if they wish.

    This class is $30 per registrant. All materials are included. The class is 3 hours long and instructed by Weavers' and Spinners' guild member Julia.

    A completed permission form must be submitted for each participant at the beginning of the class. If the participant and yourself are both comfortable please complete and submit a photo release as well.

    Permission forms are provided upon your arrival.

    • 6 Aug 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 6
    Register

    For ages 7 and up, a  perfect educational and unique arts activity for your summer! 

    We will learn how to make and print our own stamps with readily available materials from around the house! We'll cover the concepts central to this type of "relief" printmaking, learn different methods to make our own stamps, and consider our use of colour and positive vs negative space when designing continuous patterns.     

    We endeavor to use easy to source materials in our activities so participants can continue practicing even after the class if they wish.

    This class is $30 per registrant. All materials are included. The class is 3 hours long and instructed by Weavers' and Spinners' guild member Julia.

    A completed permission form must be submitted for each participant at the beginning of the class.

    If the participant and yourself are both comfortable please complete and submit a photo release as well.

    Permission forms are provided upon your arrival.

    • 13 Aug 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 5
    Register

    For ages 7 and up! A perfect arts activity for your summer! 

    This workshop will introduce students to wet felting! A natural fibre like sheep's wool is use along with hot and cold water,  soap, and applying friction to cause the fibres to bind together into a solid piece. While exploring this method we will play with shape, blending colour, and creating flat and three-dimensional forms.

    We endeavor to use easy to source materials in our activities so participants can continue practicing even after the class if they wish.

    This class is $30 per registrant. All materials are included. The class is 3 hours long and instructed by Weavers' and Spinners' guild member Julia.

    A completed permission form must be submitted for each participant at the beginning of the class. If the participant and yourself are both comfortable please complete and submit a photo release as well.

    Permission forms are provided upon your arrival.


    • 20 Aug 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 6
    Register

    Felt animal magnets | Hand Embroidered Felt Animal magnets Y… | FlickrFor ages 8 and up, a  perfect educational and unique arts activity for your summer! 

    Using some basic hand sewing stitches students will create their own animal stuffy! We'll start the class with a few pre-cut pattern options in felt, learning how to stich pieces together, add stuffing, and embroider details. Next students will create their own pattern for an animal of their choice using the techniques above. And lastly, using everything we've learned, students will design and implement a pattern meant to be turned inside to hide seams, pre-planning details, and learn how to subtly close up openings after stuffing.

    We endeavor to use easy to source materials in our activities so participants can continue practicing even after the class if they so wish.

    This class is $30 per registrant. All materials are included. The class is 3 hours long and instructed by Weavers' and Spinners' guild member Julia.

    A completed permission form must be submitted for each participant at the beginning of the class. If the participant and yourself are both comfortable please complete and submit a photo release as well.

    Permission forms are provided upon your arrival.

    • 27 Aug 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Artisans Centre Peterborough
    • 5
    Register

    For ages 7 and up! A perfect arts activity for your summer! 

    We will learn how to make our own basket out of colourful reed! We'll begin with a solid base and learn how to start weaving. We'll cover some basic techniques like twining, consider colour choices and patterns, and work our way up to adding some fun decoration like beads. Lastly we'll learn how to make the rim and finish off our baskets.     

    We endeavor to use easy to source materials in our activities so participants can continue practicing even after the class is done if they wish.

    This class is $30 per registrant. All materials are included. The class is 3 hours long and instructed by Weavers' and Spinners' guild member Julia.

    A completed permission form must be submitted for each participant at the beginning of the class. If the participant and yourself are both comfortable please complete and submit a photo release as well.

    Permission forms are provided upon your arrival.

Past events

9 Jul 2024 Youth - Make a Gourd Birdhouse (Ages 6+)
2 Jul 2024 Youth - Journal Making (Ages 8+)
15 Jun 2024 Introduction to Kumihimo Workshop
15 Mar 2024 Youth - Hand Lettering (Ages 6+)
14 Mar 2024 Youth - Learn to Weave (Ages 7+)
12 Mar 2024 Youth - Journal Making (Ages 7+)
29 Sep 2023 Youth - Papermaking (Ages 6+)
29 Aug 2023 Youth - Treasure Box (Ages 6+)
22 Aug 2023 Youth - Stamp Printmaking (Ages 6+)
15 Aug 2023 Youth - Learn to Weave (Ages 7+)
8 Aug 2023 Youth - Felting (Ages 6+)
3 Aug 2023 Youth - Basket Making (Ages 7+)
3 Aug 2023 Bugs Bugs Bugs for Kids (Ages 6+)
1 Aug 2023 Youth - Basket Making (Ages 7+)
25 Jul 2023 Youth - Learn to Weave (Ages 7+)
18 Jul 2023 Youth - Learn to Spin Yarn (Ages 8+)
4 Jul 2023 Youth - Bookbinding (Ages 8+)
17 Mar 2023 Youth - Foam Stamp Printmaking (Ages 6+)
16 Mar 2023 Youth Fiber Art - T-Shirt Yarn (Ages 10+)
14 Mar 2023 Youth - Learn to Weave on a Loom (Ages 7+)
3 Feb 2023 Youth - Foam Stamp Printmaking (Ages 6+)
15 Oct 2022 Creating Space Drop-In Creative Adventures
24 Sep 2022 Ontario Culture Days
17 Sep 2022 Creating Space Drop-In Creative Adventures
30 Aug 2022 Summer Youth! Crafts with Gourds (Ages 8+)
25 Aug 2022 Summer Youth! Papermaking Workshop (Ages 6+)
23 Aug 2022 Summer Youth! Tie-Dyeing Workshop (Ages 6+)
16 Aug 2022 Summer Youth! Learn to Weave on a Loom (Ages 8+)
13 Aug 2022 Creating Space Drop-In Creative Adventures
9 Aug 2022 Summer Youth! Make a Journal Workshop (Ages 8+)
4 Aug 2022 Summer Youth! Papermaking Workshop (Ages 6+)
26 Jul 2022 Summer Youth! Tie-Dyeing Workshop (Ages 6+)
19 Jul 2022 Summer Youth! Basket Making (Ages 8+)
16 Jul 2022 Summer Youth! Learn to Weave on a Loom (Ages 8+)
16 Jul 2022 Creating Space Drop-In Creative Adventures
12 Jul 2022 Summer Youth! Learn to Weave on a Loom (Ages 8+)
5 Jul 2022 Summer Youth! Make a Gourd Birdhouse (Ages 6+)
9 Apr 2022 Parent and Child Easter Egg Decorating
18 Mar 2022 March Break! Make a Gourd Birdhouse (Ages 9+)
17 Mar 2022 March Break! Make a Gourd Birdhouse (Ages 6-9)
17 Jun 2021 ACP Board meeting by Zoom
26 Nov 2020 Photography for Online sales
22 Oct 2020 Photography for Online sales
24 Sep 2020 Photography for Online sales
27 Aug 2020 Photography for Online sales
17 Aug 2020 ACP COVID-19 update
19 Mar 2020 ACP Board Meeting
18 Mar 2020 Kids March Break Weaving
7 Mar 2020 Beginner Guide to Journaling
2 Nov 2019 ARTISANity Show & Sale
28 Oct 2019 ACP Annual General Meeting
17 Oct 2019 ACP Board Meeting
21 Aug 2019 Felting for Teens in AUGUST 21
19 Aug 2019 Penguin
17 Jul 2019 Felting for Teens in July

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Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturdays:  10:00am - 1:00pm

Sundays:  Closed

360 George St N, Unit #3, Peterborough Square

Peterborough, ON   K9H 7E7

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The Artisans Centre Peterborough respectfully acknowledges that

our centre is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and is in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations.   

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