Welcome to The Art School Of Peterborough
Founded in 1993 by Richard Hayman, The Art School of Peterborough provides excellent art instruction to the people of Peterborough and the surrounding communities. The Art School of Peterborough is dedicated to providing a professional level of instruction in a wide variety of studio media to both adults and children. No prior art training is necessary and there are no entrance requirements or examinations.
We offer year-round classes for adults and youths/teens. The Art School of Peterborough is a not-for-profit organization with charitable status.
*New* Pottery Date Nights
Explore something new together! Come try your hand at one of our potter's wheels alongside someone special. Share a special moment while learning the basic techniques in throwing a pot.
Dates: April 13th, May 11th are SOLD OUT! Space is still available on June 8th.
Times: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Call the Art School at 705-742-3221 for details.
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Our Year at a Glance
- Birthday Party & Art Market, June 15
- "Stories" Juried Art Exhibition, June 8-26
- and many more to come...
The Art School of Peterborough is celebrating it's 20th anniversary and invites you to participate in its inaugural Art Market. The purpose is to engage the public and bring attention to the School and its many activities, as well as provide an opportunity for exhibitors to show and sell their products to the general public.
It is an outdoor event and there is no admission charge for visitors.
Applications are available now!
20th Anniversary Celebration
Call for Entries in "Stories" Juried Art Show
Everything has a story and everyone has stories to tell, as participant or as observer. Artists tell their stories with clay or plaster, ink or paint, fabric or glass, metal or wood; stories without words most of the time.
The Art School of Peterborough wants to see your Stories in a juried art show as part of its 20th anniversary celebration in 2013. We invite all local artists in any media to submit their work to the exhibition that runs from June 8 to June 26. This special exhibition is open to all residents of Peterborough County and City. Distinguished members of the local arts community jury the submitted works.
Information Sheet & Application Form
Submission deadline: May 3, 2013
*New School Office Hours*
Tuesday - Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Get inspired, get started, try something new:
- NEW: Experimental Acrylics
- Exciting Spring 2013 Workshops:
- Anime/Manga, May 23, 30 & June 6 (3 days)
- Youth Portrait Painting, May 25
- Mask Making Teen Pottery, May 26 & June 9
- Outdoor Watercolour, May 26 (rain date June 2)
- Garden Art Workshop in Fused Glass, May 26
- Chainmaking for Jewellery, May 26
- Splashdown Watercolour Basics: Part 2, May 26
- Father's Day Projects, June 2
- Handbuilding Pottery Workshop, June 2 & 9
- Typography, June 2
- Oil Painting, June 9
- Silk Screening for Teens, June 13 & 20
Children's Arts Tax Credit
The Government of Canada has recognized that "participation in artistic, cultural, recreational and developmental activities can positively contribute to a child's development". To help offset the costs associated with these activities, the Canada Revenue Agency has implemented a Children's Art Tax Credit (CATC).
For general information regarding the Children's Arts Tax Credit, visit http://www.actionplan.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?id=4114.
For information regarding eligibility and how to claim the Children's Arts Tax Credit, visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2011/qa01-eng.html.
5 Convenient Ways to Register
The Art School of Peterborough offers 5 convenient ways to register. You can register online, in person, by phone, fax, email or regular mail. More information...
Bring a friend to take a class and receive 10% off the cost of your registration!
The Art School of Peterborough gratefully acknowledges the generous support of The City of Peterborough, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Peterborough Foundation, the Gainey Foundation and Keyzers Automation.
"Thanks to the $15,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Art School of Peterborough is able to purchase ventilation equipment to improve the air quality in the school as well as equipment to improve our courses."
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Govenrment of Ontario.
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The Art School of Peterborough gratefully accepts donations through Canada Helps.