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School News

Winter Term Starts January 13th, 2020

Winter Term Art Classes start January 13th, 2020 and run for 10 weeks. Programming available for all ages in a variety of disciplines. Sign up now, while there is still space! We have classes [...]

Check out our Upcoming Workshops

Check out our many diverse workshops available for all ages and disciplines. One or Two day workshops are a great way to try out something new. We have included material costs to all workshops so [...]

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.

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. [...]

School Events

Winter Term Open House, January 5th 12-3 pm

Sign up for our Winter Term during our Open House, January 13th from 12-3 p.m. This is a great way to meet our instructors, ask any questions and view our studios. You can also receive 10% off individual and family memberships during the open house. Winter Term Starts earlier this year, January 13th. Sign up now for our 10 week winter term.

Annual General Meeting 2019

Annual General Meeting takes place December 11th at 6:30 pm. Come join us as we reflect on our past year, and celebrate the year to come this holiday season. Find out what happens behind the scenes while enjoying socializing with our wonderful arts community members.

The Art of Gifting

The Art of Gifting will take place December 6-20. Opening night will coincide with First Friday Art Crawl, December 6 from 6-9 pm. Come and visit with our artists as they show off their creation this holiday season. What a great way to support local artists and find that unique one of a kind holiday gift. Shop Local!

SQUARED Art Show & Sale; 50/50 Fundraiser

SQUARED Art Show and Sale opens November 1st 6-9 pm. Come visit our exhibition and consider taking home an unique piece of art.  Show will run November 1-30. Proceeds from this event are split 50/50 with our local artists and The Art School of Peterborough. What a great way to support The Art School and our local artists while adding to your art collection.

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 $245.


2019/20 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: September 27, November 22, January 31, April 24, June 5

Montessori PA DAY: October 25