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Winter Term Insert

Winter term runs from Jan 25 - April 8

You may of noticed our winter term insert in Ptbo This Week. This special program gives a list of all workshops and courses being offer at The [...]

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Referral Program

Help us fill the classes!

Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us [...]

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NEW Courses for 2016!

We love bringing new courses along with the chance to explore a new medium for our students!

Here is a list of new courses being offered for winter term.

Acrylics [...]

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LAUNCH Gallery

Come explore our new storefront and gallery space!
The gallery space exhibits work from local artists, instructors and students in frequently changing shows.
Our store offers pieces of art and high end craft from regional artists, including [...]

School Events

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Winter Term Open House 2016

Join us Sunday, January 17 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm for our Winter 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 [...]

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the LOVE art show and sale

LAUNCH is looking for works that reflect the theme of LOVE in all its meanings.
Please bring us your works and fi lled out application form January 5 - 12 during office hours (Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10 am-3 pm). [...]

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Super Class 6th Annual Art-a-thon

Saturday, February 27, 10 am - 10 pm, 2016
Artists and students from all disciplines work at The Art School of Peterborough for 12 hours straight.
Sponsor an artist and support the Art School.
Witness the spectacle and [...]

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March Break Art Camp

March Break: March 14-18, 8:30-4:30pm.

There is no better way to spend your March Break!

Young artists will enjoy participating in an exciting week of creativity. Activities include drawing and painting, sculpture and pottery projects.

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