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School News

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary

25 years ago the idea of an Art School was formulated out of a conversation in Lakefield. Driven by numerous creative individuals and headed by Richard Hayman, they laid down the foundations for the school. [...]

Fall Term courses start September 24th

10 week Fall Term Courses start Sept 24th Join us for our Fall Term at The Art School of Peterborough. We have courses for all ages in a variety of mediums. Courses start week of [...]

Energy Exchange Program

Have you heard about our energy exchange program before?
The Energy Exchange Program is open to students 16 years of age and older who would like to trade their time for a course.

AGM – Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.

AGM - Annual General Meeting Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @6:30pm Join us for our annual general meeting and Holiday party! This is the perfect time to discover more about The Art School of [...]

School Events

Fall Term Open House

We have expanded our studios to 174A Charlotte Street. Check out our space, meet our instructors, learn about our programs, and experience hands-on demonstrations. You will receive $10 off an individual or family membership at the Open House (Members receive 10% off courses and workshops, and access to drawing/painting studio space on Fridays.)

The Founders Art Show

Launch Shop & Gallery and The Art School of Peterborough presents works from Richard Hayman, founding Director of The Art School, alongside instructors from the founding years. Help us celebrate the past, by acknowledging the individuals that helped form our organization as we know it today. Opening Reception September 7,  6-9 p.m.

Call for Artwork! Memories Made Art Show

Launch Shop & Gallery and The Art School of Peterborough would like you to submit artwork for an upcoming art show: Memories Made. Artwork can be submitted between September 8-30th. All artwork must be ready to hang. "Moments in time that words struggle to define.." Memories Made runs October 5-26. Opening Reception: October 5th, 6-9 pm

The Art of Gifting – Holiday Sale

December 7, 6-9 pm & December 8, 10-4 pm Consider shopping local and handmade this holiday season. The Art School of Peterborough and Launch Shop & Gallery will showcase our local artists. Let us help you find that one of a kind gift for that family member or friend that is so hard to buy for. This is an indoor event with no admission charge.

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. Discounted entrance into our Annual Art Auction, Drawing and painting studio access on Fridays during the terms. 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: $50 /yr
Family membership: $75 / 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
$225 for up to ten children; each additional child $20

We also offer pottery birthday parties for up to ten children for $240.


2018/19 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: April 5May 10, June 7