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In this issue:

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

Upcoming Events 2022 
Ongoing  - The Online Artisans Market continues to offer beautiful items for sale, with pickup at the centre. 

Summer Children's Program - July and August
     Tuesday Afternoon Program details below
     Wacky Wednesday drop in sessions

Sunflower Festival for Ukrainian Relief -
Saturday, Aug 20,  2022,
Peterborough Square Atrium,
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Artists and Artisans from South Central Region of Ontario (including those affilliated with ACP) are asked to donate something Ukrainian or Sunflower related.  All proceeds will go to "GlobalGiving Ukraine Relief Fund".

ACP Annual General Meeting - Aug/Sep (Date TBD)

Fall ARTISANity - Nov/Dec (Date TBD)
Collaboration Corner
As you know, our Artisanity sales have received very positive comments about the arrangement of the items, boutique style.  With this in mind it's time to take things to the next step.  Some projects from one Guild can benefit greatly from input or additional contributions from one of the other guilds.  For example:
  • Fabric bowls with pottery trivet inserts
  • Hand knit/woven shawls with hand turned buttons or Gourd art broaches

Do you have a project that would benefit from input from another guild?  Send your requests to and we'll try to get you in touch with the right guild for your need.
Volunteering with ACP
If you can lend a we'd like to hear from you.

We have a number of Small Jobs for Volunteers
  • This summer we are offering classes to children on Tuesday afternoons.  Can you spare an afternoon or two to help out?  We are looking for an extra pair of hands to help the children as they move through their project of the day. Do you know a secondary student who would like to complete some volunteer hours by helping at our children's program?  Contact Julia at or call 705-775-1797 if you can help out for an afternoon or two.
  • We are also looking for someone to lightly sand and paint two 3-shelf display stands.
  • 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.
  • We are also looking for a vacuum cleaner.  It may be old but still working.  If you have replaced your vacuum lately and would like to donate your old one, please give Julia a call at 705-775-1797
  • If you have experience/familiarity with Health and Safety Committees or as a representative we would like your help setting up our inspection procedures..

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.

There are just a few of the regular classes remaining before the summer break.  Watch the website for pop-up classes.  If you don't see the class you are interested in check with the Centre to see if it can be offered "on demand".
Summer Children's Programs (July and August)
Keep an eye on the website schedule to register for these sessions.
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Aug 2,9,16, 23, 30
There will be workshops covering:
  • Papermaking
  • Journal binding
  • Weaving Techniques such as Tapestry, Pouch making, Bracelets, and Table looms
  • Felting
  • Gourd Art

Also, Wacky Wednesdays are coming back for the summer. 
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
These are drop-in sessions like last year.  Watch the website for details.

ACP will also be providing Thursday activities as part of the Potter's Kid's Camp..

Gourd Art

No classes are currently scheduled, but keep an eye on the Website for pop-ups over the summer and for the regulars in the fall.  Below are a few that have run this past year and will be returning soon. - Watch for details on the website. 

Beginner Gourd Art

Coiling for the First Time

Click here to see the schedule of classes..

Woodturning - Now with new equipment!!

The woodturning shop has now been equipped with new Rikon lathes, replacing those previously on loan from the Kawartha Woodturners Guild.  During the transition to the new equipment we were able to maintain our class schedule and continue to look forward to welcoming students into the shop.

Just a few of the regulars left before the summer slow-down.  Be sure to watch the website for special classes over July and August and for the full schedlule to return in the fall.

Turning a Peppermill
Thursday, June 23, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This class will cover the basics of turning a peppermill from wood, including blank preparation, turning basics, finishing and assembly.

Basic Pen Turning
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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.  

Click here to register for any of these.


Felted Vessel Workshop
Saturday, July 23, 2022
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Spend a fun afternoon creating a one of a kind felted vessel.  The techniques and processes learned will allow participants to create further projects such as vases, planters, bowls, purses, art pieces and jewelry.  The sky's the limit! 

Click here to register for this class..

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 continuing their free Thursday drop-ins from 3:30  to 5:30 pm and have now added these dates too:
10am - 11:30 am
June 25, July 16, Aug 13 and Sep 17
  • Drop in Creative Adventures for Kids' Funded by United Way Peterborough.
  • FREE, accessible, drop-in, for children ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult.
  • In the atrium of the Square.  Explore new materials, experiment with new techiques, and express yourself!

 Look for them on the Artisans Centre Calendar, watch the Creating Space Facebook page or email them at for more details.

Did You Know?
You can sign up for this Newsletter on the ACP Membership page.  You can also view past editions from this same page.

Click here to be taken directly to this page.


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
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".
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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