Square Art Show
and Sale is back!

November 2 - December 23

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School News

Youth Winter Courses

Our winter semester is not only filled with youth workshops but youth courses as well!
Our courses offer students a wide variety for choice of media and various themes.  

Sign up today to ensure your enrolment for these creative, fun-filled classes!

Adult Winter Courses

For our winter semester at the Art School, we are offering a wide variety of courses in various media.
Sign up today to ensure your enrolment for these unique and creative classes!

Holiday Hours

From all of us at The Art School of Peterborough, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!
The Art School of Peterborough will be closed from Sunday, December 24 - Monday, January 1.

Art of Axe Throwing

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a night out, while supporting The Art School of Peterborough: a fun 3 hours of learning techniques, throwing, and for the team champion, a final showdown to an ultimate overall championship. Tickets are $35 per person with teams of 10.
Register a team today or sign up on your own.

School Events

Fall Term – Youth and Adult Courses

Join us for an exciting line up of youth and adult courses at The Art School of Peterborough this fall term!

Discover what awaits you.


Re-invision, showcases collaborative pieces of art. Artwork from the past is finding new life, revised by current local artists.

Submit your artwork and be part of this unique show!
Submit artwork by September 26- October 3, 2017
Artwork pick up: November 1-10, 2017

The Art of Gifting

The Art School of Peterborough is celebrating the upcoming Christmas season and invites you to join us in The Art of Gifting.
The purpose is to engage the public with buying local and supporting our local artists while bringing attention to the School and its many activities.
We are pleased to offer a variety of art styles from our talented artists.

More information to come closer to the date.

Square Art Show and Sale

Join us at LAUNCH Gallery for our annual Square Art Show and Sale!

There will be a variety of artworks in various mediums and sizes to make the ideal holiday gift this season. Or perhaps treat yourself to a lovely piece for your home.
A visual sneak peak is coming soon!

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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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


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


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.


2017 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 29, Nov 24 ,

Feb 2, Apr 20, June 8