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Classes are still on hold, but Curbside pickup continues for Online purchases from the Artisans Market Peterborough. 

Please watch our Website and/or Facebook page for updates related to Covid-safe events.

In this issue:

1.  Online Artisans Market Peterborough
2.  Behind the scenes at ACP - Call for Committee Members
3.  Did you know?
4.  Member Inspiration
5.  Class Descriptions 
6.  ACP Membership
7. Comments and Information & Our Sponsors

Spring has arrived at the Artisans Market Peterborough!
Check out the mini bunny tea light holders, the batch of new chicks and our glowing colourful eggs. Give someone a little delight with these Easter keepsakes. There are also diaper bins and baby quilts for any new arrivals among your friends and family. Watch for new items to be added in time for Mother’s Day.

Click here to be taken directly to the online
Artisans Market Peterborough

Call for Committee Members
The Board of Directors of the Artisans Centre Peterborough has a number of committees that meet to accomplish the various tasks required to operate the Centre. The Board would like to invite members of the Centre and its Guilds to join committees in which they may have an interest or experience.
If you are someone with energy and an entrepreneurial spirit, have leadership qualities and experience, have a few hours a month to devote to a non-profit heritage organization, or would just like to be involved, please get in touch!

Committees include:   
  • Marketing and Sales – promoting the gallery and store; promoting classes and courses offered, etc.
  • Grants and Fundraising – researching and writing grant applications, seeking funding opportunities, participating in events, etc.
  • Program – developing, organizing and presenting classes and courses, etc.  
  • Members and Volunteers – increasing member and volunteer capacity, encouraging involvement of other artisan groups and guilds in the county, etc.       
  • Policies and Procedures – developing and distributing policies and procedures that may be required for the operation of the Centre (i.e. COVID 19 Safety Plan), etc.
Committees will meet (safely) monthly, or as required, depending on the needs of the Centre and its activities.
If you are interested in being involved with one of these committees, please contact the ACP by:
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!

Did you know?

The Artisans Centre is a member of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce.

Woodturners - You can join in many free,  online presentations and discussions sponsored by various guilds and product vendors around the world even while you can't do so in person at home.  If you are not already connected, and want to be, just send an email to

The Weavers and Spinners are travelling the world (virtually) in search of interesting fabrics and how to make and use them.  Apply for their newsletter through their website.

If you have a friend who would like to receive their own copy of the ACP Newsletter they can sign up for it on the ACP Website, Membership page.
While classes are on hold, you can still get inspiration from Guild members.

Kawartha Woodturners Guild - Facebook Show and Tell
Peterborough Weavers and Spinners Guild Website and Facebook Page

 Covid precautions keep our classes on hold.
Please watch the Website for Updates.

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.
In the meantime the Kawartha Woodturners Guild  Facebook page shows many inspirational projects by its members.
 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

Looking for additional inspiration while staying home and staying safe - check out the Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild Website and Facebook Page

Creating Space

The Creating Space Community Arts Studio now shares space with the ACP.  Once it is safe to get together again 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).  

Keep your eyes on the ACP Calendar and the Creating Space Ptbo Facebook page for Covid-safe sessions.  New Dates/times should be available for early April provided Covid restrictions allow.

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.

Comments and Information

Our location in Peterborough Square follows all Covid restrictions. 
You can pick up online purchases by appointment thru 705-775-1797

 We are on Facebook under "Artisans Centre Peterborough" and Instagram at "artisanscentrepeterborough".
Please pass this newsletter on to anyone who might be interested.
If you have comments/suggestions or corrections for the Newsletter, please pass them along through


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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