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In this issue:

1.  Upcoming Events
2.  Sep/Oct Recap
3.  Collaboration Corner
4.  Volunteering with ACP
5.  Classes and Studio Time 
6.  Creating Space
7.  Did you know? 
8.  ACP Membership
9.  Acronyms at a glance
10.  Comments/ Information & Our Sponsors

Upcoming Events 2022 

Indoor Yard Sale
This Saturday, Oct 22
9:00 am -1:00 pm
Atrium at Peterborough Square
The indoor Yard Sale promises to have an eclectic mix of items donated by local artisans, all members of the Artisans Centre.  This is a fundraiser to support Children's and Community Outreach programs.  The Artisans Centre offers reasonably priced craft classes for children during the summer, March Break and on P.A. Days.  They will also offer programs to Community groups.

Artisans Centre Peterborough
Annual General Meeting
Monday, Oct 24
6:00 pm
All are welcome. It is expected this will be an in-person event at the Centre in Peterborough Square.  (Zoom may be an option.) Please RSVP to your Guild Rep if you are able to attend.

Fall/Winter ARTISANity 2022
Only two weeks away!
Fri, Nov 4 - Noon - 6:00 pm
Sat, Nov 5 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
        Peterborough Square
This is  your opportunity to see our members creations all in one place and complete your seasonal shopping with exquisitely handmade items. With over 20 artisans bringing their best work you will be sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list.

Love Local Auction
The Auction runs from Nov 17 - 30 (12 days of shopping)

ACP is participating in this initiative,
run by the Peterborough & Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce.
Watch for full details on their website.
Ongoing  - The Online Artisans Market continues to offer beautiful items for sale, with pickup at the Centre. 
Sep/Oct Recap
Culture Days  -This  event featured demonstrations, make and take activities and lots of tours of the centre.    
The Gourd Artists presented on Saturday, Sep 24

The Weavers and Spinners provided demos and information on Saturday, Oct 1

The Woodturners showed their works on Saturday, Oct 15, with demos and meet the turner opportunities.

Collaboration Corner

Businesses - Do you need some locally sourced gifts for your dedicated employees or your customers? Talk to us about how we can work together on this. Hand crafted scarves, hand turned pens, pendants, hand painted jewellery, we are in the process of putting together a catalogue, but don't wait for it to start the conversation.
Contact us through either or to see what is possible.

Artisans - Are you looking for a new inspiration? Send us a list of items you want included in the gift catalogue for our local businesses.

Contact to have your creations added to the catalogue.


Volunteering with ACP

If you can lend a we'd like to hear from you.

We would like your help with some of our upcoming events.  If you could spare a few hours on a the following days please let us know.
Fri/Sat, Oct 21-22 - Indoor Yard Sale - Setup; Clean-up; Oversee
Fri/Sat, Nov 4-5 - Fall ARTISANity - Setup, Clean-up, Oversee

We also have a number of Small Jobs for Volunteers
  • We have a bigger job for two organizing type people.  Our storage closet needs cleaning out and organizing.  Call the Centre at 705-775-1797 if you would be willing to do this one-time job.
  • If you have experience/familiarity with Health and Safety Committees or as a representative we would like your help setting up our inspection procedures.
  • If you would like to help out at any of the Culture Days demonstrations please contact Gillian at or call Julia at 705-775-1797.

Keep well and stay safe!

Classes and Studio Time
In-person classes and studio times are back,
COVID Protocols in use.  Masks required for classes.

Gourd Art

Apoxie Sculpt on Gourds
Monday, Nov 7, 2022
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Apoxie Sculpt is a 2-part modelling compound with a working time of over an hour, and a drying time of 24 hours.  It is great for adding designs and sculpting on a gourd.  Pattie will bring her extensive knowledge of working with Apoxie Sculpt to the class, teaching us to make flowers directly on a gourd.  Apoxie Sclpt is heavy, so choose a gourd carefully for this class.  You will want a cleaned, fairly thick gourd with a flat base to support your sculpture.

Click here to register for  this class.


All of your favorite classes are returning this fall, and more.

Basic Woodturning - 4 Sessions - Tues, Nov 1, 8, 15 and 22 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Basic Pen Turning - Wed, Nov 2 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Turning a Peppermill - Thur, Nov 3 - 1:00-5:00 pm
Sharpening Woodturning Tools - Wed, Nov 9 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Natural Edge Bowl - Thur, Nov 17 - 12:00-4:00 pm
Also this Fall:

Basic Hollowing Turning
Thurs, Nov 10
1:00 - 4:00 pm

This class will cover the basics of turning a hollow form from wood, including blank preparation, design considerations and hollow turning basics. 
Material costs included in fee.
Prerequisite:  Basic Woodturning or demonstrated woodturning experience

Spindle Christmas Ornaments
Wed, Nov 16, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 pm

This class will cover the creation of Christmas tree ornaments including blank preparation, design considerations and basic spindle gouge techniques. 
Material costs are included in fee.
 Prerequisite: Basic Woodturning or demonstrated woodturning experience

Click here for more information or to register..


ZigZag Weaving
Friday, Oct 28, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Learn an easy weaving technique and make a small unique hanging on a tapestry loom. Bring your own scrap yarns (maybe even your handspun) or use ours. All skill levels are welcome, a wall hanging is great for decorating a room or makes a lovely gift!

Materials, including frame looms, will be provided for the class. Register with a friend for a  fun day out!

Introduction to Basketry
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a day of creativity and learn how to make your own round basket!  We will introduce you to weaving with coloured reeds and start the basket from a solid flat bottom.  All materials will be provided for the class and absolutely no experience is required.

Introduction to Weaving 
Saturday/Sunday, Nov 12/13, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this introductory 2-day weekend 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.

Festive Felted Critters.
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 pm

This class is designed for beginners wanting to try needle felting.
Come out for loads of fun and create your won colourful fuzzy friend!

Click here to register for any of these classes.

Pottery classes are available through the KPG website.  For more information and/or to register for these classes,  please check their website.

Creating Space
Creating Space is back at the Artisans Centre in Peterborough Square.   Thursdays at 3:30 are the drop-in family arts and crafts sessions and one or two Saturdays each month there is a free family craft activity (RSVP required for Saturdays).  Look for them on the Artisans Centre Calendar, watch the Creating Space Facebook page or email them at for more details.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, November 19, 2022
10:00 - 11:30 am

Did You Know?
We welcome other artisan groups to join us.  If you know of a group looking for a home and/or to be part of a collaborative group please email the ACP to get the discussion started.

ACP Membership

The ACP welcomes all adult members of the community to purchase a membership. Individual memberships are available for $50/year or $30/year for students.  Membership benefits include: reduced rates on  most classes; use of the equipment and space, with some restrictions; the opportunity, post adjudication, to be a vendor in ARTISANity and Artisans Market Peterborough or possibly to teach your craft.  By belonging to the ACP you benefit from collaboration with other members and may find techniques from other mediums that will enrich your own experience and stimulate your creativity.

You may also join the ACP by purchasing a membership with one of our participating guilds.
Join the Artisans Centre Peterborough and belong to the local artisan community.

Acronyms at a Glance

Several acronyms are used throughout this newsletter;  listed here in case you are not familiar with all of them.
ACP - Artisans Centre Peterborough
AMP - Artisans Market Peterborough - the ACP Online Store
KG - Kawartha Gourders
KPG - Kawartha Potters Guild
PHSG - Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild (old name)
PWSG - Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild (current name)

Comments and Information

Our location in Peterborough Square follows all Covid restrictions. 
You can arrange for curb-side or drop-in pick up of online purchases by calling 

Check out the Website for more information.

 We are on Facebook under "Artisans Centre Peterborough" and Instagram at "artisanscentrepeterborough".
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Our Sponsors

We are very grateful to the following organizations for their generous sponsorship of our activities.

If you would like to support us  you can help by sending a donation through the "Make a gift" page on our website.
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