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School News

Fall Term Courses

Fall term runs from September 26 - November 28. We offer a wide variety of mediums they are able to explore through painting, drawing, pottery jewellery, mixed media, manga, photography, printmaking, fused glass, stop motion and more! For more information on our exciting lineup of classes for both youth and adult, please take a look below.

Stop Motion Summer Camps

Thereʼs no better way to spend your summer break! Young artists will enjoy participating in an exciting week of creativity. Activities include drawing and painting, set creation, sculpture and stop motion Animation. Create a one of a kind movie with us. Whether is action packed or a comedy your creative movie will be the top of the charts this week.

Now Hiring!

The Art School of Peterborough is now hiring for summer camp instructors. For more information, please read more in our post.

Auction Appreciation

A big thank you goes out to everyone who contributed to our annual art auction this past weekend! Because of you, we were able to raise $15442.00 for the school to help with our bursary program, provide quality art supplies to our youth programming, obtain new equipment, update and maintain our facilities and so much more! Thank you to...

School Events

Fall Term Open House

Join us Sunday, September 18 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm for our Fall term open house! Check out our studios, meet our instructors, and experience hands-on demonstrations. We offer a wide variety of mediums they are able to explore through painting, drawing, pottery jewellery, mixed media, manga, photography, printmaking, fused glass, stop motion and more! Spring term runs from September 26 - November 28.

Behind Closed Doors

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS... IT'S BACK!STARTS May 09 - ENDS Sep 09 What is Behind Closed Doors? It's our private after-hours shopping event that rewards YOU for attending and supports local participating charities and not-for-profit organizations.

Youth Summer Art Camps

Thereʼs no better way to spend your summer break! Young artists will enjoy participating in an exciting week of creativity. We are pleased to offer an exciting line up of summer art camps, featuring a variety of themes and mediums. Discover what exciting art adventures are awaiting your child this Summer!

20th Annual Art Auction – Lift the Veil

Art School of Peterborough 20th Annual Art Auction on April 9th, 2016 at Princess Gardens Saturday April 9th, 2016 6 p.m. doors open 8:30 p.m. live Auction Princess Gardens,100 Charlotte Street, Peterborough

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.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in being involved with the local arts community?

We are currently looking for volunteers who are wishing to help with special art events, assist our instructors during art classes, office assistants and so much more!
Contact us today to hear about these worthwhile opportunities at artschoolptbo@nexicom.net or by giving us a call at 705-742-3221

ASOP membership

Members will receive 10% off all courses and workshops. You will also have the opportunity to exhibit in the Art School of Peterboroughʼs membership art show. Have an effect on policies and the organization of the Art School with voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting.

Individual membership: $40 /yr
Family membership: $60 / yr

Birthday Parties

Bring the gang to the Art School to have your party. We provide the art supplies, fantastic instructors and the space for your group to have a blast. Best of all, we clean up the mess. Drawing, painting, manga, cartooning or mixed media projects available.
Parties are 2.5 hours: 1 1/2 hours of instruction, with the final hour to wrap up your party with cake and gifts (not included).
Ages 6 – 12
$190 for up to ten children; each additional child $20

We also offer pottery birthday parties for up to ten children for $225.

PA Days

2015 - 2016 school year

There's no better way to spend a PA day! Young artists will enjoy participating in an exciting day of creativity. Activities include drawing and painting, and multi-media projects. Bring your own lunch and snacks, (no nut products please).
Spaces are limited so early registration is recommended.

Before and Aftercare hours from 8:00am – 5:15pm, additional $10 per child.

Ages: 5 - 12
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: $45 per camp


Dates: Sept 25, Nov 27, Feb 5, June 3