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School News

We’re Hiring

We are Hiring! Apply by May 11th, 2018 The Art School of Peterborough is now hiring 4 positions for students for the following positions: Summer Camp Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, and two Instructor's Assistants. We are [...]

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are KEY to our organization Are you a motivated individual interested in making a difference in the arts community? Then you are in the right place, volunteer with us and become part of the [...]

Youth/Teen Spring Courses

Youth/Teen Spring Courses Our Spring 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. Courses are offered [...]

Spring Term Adult Classes

Spring Term Adult Courses Register for our 6 week Spring Term at the Art School, we are offering a wide variety of courses in various media. Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Jewellery, Scratchboard, Fused Glass, Printmaking [...]

School Events

Call: Stories Juried Art Show

Stories: Juried Art Show Calling all Artists! We will be hosting a Juried Show in our LAUNCH gallery from May 4-25 entitled, Stories. Submit you application between April 24 - May 2. See link below for Application form. Stories Juried Exhibition Application form This is a wonderful opportunity to show off our creative local talent, we would love to have your art in our show.

Summer Art Camps

Summer Art Camps Thereʼs no better way to spend your Summer! Young artists will enjoy participating an exciting week of creativity. With each week a different theme, the opportunities to enjoy your summer with us is endless. We are pleased to offer drawing, Painting, Pottery and  mixed media activities each week! Let your creativity shine bright this Summer! Click here for Summer Camp Schedule  

Spring Term Open House

Spring Term Open House Join us Sunday, April 22 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm for our Spring 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! For more information on our exciting lineup of classes for both youth and adult, please take a [...]

Annual Art Auction

Save the Date: 22nd Annual Spring Art Auction CIRQ: Saturday April 14, 2018
Join us for our exciting live auction of fabulous original art with auctioneer Keith Monk, pop up entertainment by Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts, and hor d’oeuvres from local restaurants.

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 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