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Due to the Covid Stay-at-Home Order:
Classes are currently suspended and the centre is closed to walk-ins.  Curbside pickup is available by appointment, for online purchases from the Artisans Market Peterborough

In this issue:

1.  Online Artisans Market Peterborough
2.  ACP Supports Five Counties Children's Centre
3.  For the Love of Art - to be rescheduled
4.  Remembering an ACP Volunteer 
5.  Class Descriptions 
6.  Welcome to Creating Space Community Arts Studio
7.  ACP Membership
8.  Did you know?
9. Comments and Information & Our Sponsors

Online Artisans Market Peterborough
Remains available through the website for those gifts you just have to have....
The Tree Decoration fund raiser for Five Counties Children's Centre was a grand success.  $746 was raised for the deserving children that are served by the centre.  Thank you to everyone who purchased an ornament.  Thank you also to all the artisans who crafted and donated ornaments to this worthy fundraising event.

Left to Right: Barbara Bellchambers, Lea Thomas (5CCC), Anne Carling and Lorne Hamilton.

This event will be rescheduled when it is safe to do so. 
Please watch for further info on these websites and ACP Website.
  Sample Preview....

In the meantime members of the ACP and founding guilds are reminded that items are still being collected.   Please, only those in like new condition; not scratched or dented.  
A Volunteer Remembered

Hayward started woodturning about 15 years ago when he retired from a career in sales.  He fell in love with the craft and enjoyed many of the challenges it offered.  He made Christmas tree ornaments from discarded Christmas trees, made bowls, platters, vases, spin tops, lidded boxes, beer tap handles, wine stoppers, goblets and laminated projects. He was a member of the Kawartha Woodturners Guild and a regular at the ACP, volunteering a day a week and participating in Artisanity and the Masked Artisan Markets as well as the online Artisans Market.  Even members who did not know him well say he was a kind and talented man and they will miss his enthusiasm, smile and friendliness.  Our sympathies are with his family and friends.

 Classes are currently suspended

Gourd Art Studio Time and Classes

Visit for details and to register online when it is safe to do so.

Huichol Style Beaded Gourd Shard  
           Are you ready to try a new technique?  We will be creating designs with small beads on a gourd shard, using treated beeswax as a base.  


Woodturning Classes

Watch the ACP website for details regarding registration in classes when they resume.
 Basic Woodturning
This class covers the safe operation of a lathe including appropriate personal safety protection and sharpening techniques for turning tools.  It covers techniques for turning spindles, both simple and complex, basic bowl and basic platter over the four nights.

Sharpening Woodturning Tools
This class covers the use of the One Way Wolverine system for sharpening woodturning tools.  Included is 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.  
Basic Pen Turning 
This class covers 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 take home two completed pens.

Also, keep an eye out for Natural Edge Bowl and Peppermill classes coming in 2021.

Fibre Classes

Click here to see dates/times for 2021 classes, when they can resume safely.
Kool-Aid Dyeing; Blending Fibre Processing; 
Beginning Spinning; Felted Critter; 
Weaving; Zig-Zag Weaving; 
Triangle Shawl; Knitting in Handspun

Creating Space

The Creating Space Community Arts Studio now shares space with the ACP.  Once the Covid Stay-at-Home restrictions are lifted they will be offering weekly Drop in sessions (Thursday afternoons from 3-6) as well as monthly Workshops (the second Saturday of each month from 1-4).  Since 2016, when a small group began offering drop in sessions at George St. United Church the group has moved over 7 times while looking for their "forever home".  It now it appears they have found that at the Artisan Centre location in Peterborough Square.  This free, inclusive environment welcomes people of all ages, children under 12 must have an adult with them.  Creating Space is run by volunteers, is not-for-profit, and welcomes eager volunteers to join their team. You can learn more about what they do on their Facebook page (link below).

Welcome!  We can't wait until in-person events can be scheduled again.  Keep your eyes on the ACP Calendar and the Creating Space Ptbo Facebook page.

ACP Membership

Our classes are open to any adult member of the community...AND...all members of our founding guilds are entitled to take courses at the reduced member rate.  Individual memberships are available for $50/year (September to August) or $30/year for students.  This fee enables you to also be a vendor at the Spring/Fall Artisanity sales.

By belonging to the ACP you benefit from collaboration with members from the other participating guilds and may find techniques within other mediums or from other mediums that will enrich your own experience.

Did you know?

Qualified Woodturners can use the ACP Workshop, outside of scheduled class times, for a nominal fee.    Bring your own projects, tools provided.  Note:  The current Stay-at-home order prevents this at this time.

If you missed a previously published Newsletter, you can find many of them on the ACP Website, Membership page.

If you have a friend who would like to receive their own copy of the Newsletter they can sign up for it on the ACP Website, Membership page.

Comments and Information

Our location in Peterborough Square is currently closed due to Covid Stay-at-Home restrictions, but you can pick up online purchases by appointment thru 705-775-1797

 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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