STUDIO 201 Artist Collective

programs & activities for artists in the peterborough area

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Site Launch & Membership Activation

The new Studio 201 website was launched May 15th (hooray!) and includes a new private Membership area. An email alert has been sent to all active Studio 201 Members encouraging you to activate your Membership account to access important Members-only information and qualify for the 20% Membership Discount on Courses and Workshops. So please watch for an email message from . If you would like assistance with or instructions for activating your account, please feel free to send an email to and we’ll do our best to assist you.

STUDIO 201 is an artist collective located in Peterborough Ontario run entirely by volunteer members. Our aim is to bring together aspiring and professional artists in a supportive space and to support the growth of local arts and culture. We offer open studios in life drawing, portraiture and landscape, as well as providing artist-instructed workshops and an en plein air painters group.  

We have member and non-member rates for all open studios, courses and workshops. 

All event times are displayed based on America/Toronto timezone.
Wed, 10 Jul, 01:30 PM
The "Advanced Landscape Group" (aka "What Would Lucy Do?") originated with Lucy Manley's "Alla Prima" class. In Lucy's absence, her students have elected to continue meeting and painting as a self-directed group. Our convenor is Jewell Allington. Starts July 10, 2024 $72 Non-Members PACE, 201 McDonnel St. – Room 17, Peterborough ON K9H 2W1 Dates: July 10, 2024 – July 31, 2024 Total of 4 sessions: Wednesday, July 10 Wednesday, July 17 Wednesday, July 25 Wednesday, July 31 Oil and acrylic painters welcome. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a beginner's group.  It is suitable for advanced and intermediate painters. MATERIAL…
confirmation_number $72.00
All event times are displayed based on America/Toronto timezone.
Fri, 21 Jun, 09:30 AM
In this workshop, Stephanie Schirm will take students outside of the traditional portraiture box to discover a colourful, expressive, and efficient way to create a different kind of portrait. Using an array of materials from paint to drawing tools, from patterns to line, while learning to successfully work from photographs and/or a Mirror! $240 Non-Members PACE, 201 McDonnel St. – Room 17, Peterborough ON K9H 2W1 Date: June 21, 2024 Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm No previous portrait drawing or painting is required. MATERIAL LIST Mixed Media Sketch book 9x12 Wooden Canvas – 16x20 Acrylic (Oil painters are also welcome –…
confirmation_number $240.00
All event times are displayed based on America/Toronto timezone.
Tue, 18 Jun, 09:00 AM
There is no instruction in this Life Drawing/Painting group which is open to all skill levels in a supportive environment. Models change each week and will take a variety of poses. We start each session with a series of short active poses and build to longer poses. Each Open Studio is hosted by a member of the collective and is available on a pay-as-you-go basis. Tuesday mornings: 9 to 12 Cost per session: Members $20 Non-members $25
Studio 201: Outdoor Painting

Join us on our outings to paint en plein air in amazing locations in the Kawartha and Trent Lakes region.

Studio 201: Member Exhibits

Experience the creative energy and artistry of Studio 201 members at a Group Exhibit or Artist Showcase.

Studio 201 Artist Collective: Special Events

Find out what the Studio 201 Artist Collective is up to by attending one of our Special Events!


Studio 201 is conveniently located in downtown Peterborough in the historic PCVS/PACE building at 201 McDonnel Street.

Studio 201 Artist Collective
201 McDonnel Street,
Room #17
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 2W1

There is ample free parking on the east side of the building – adjacent to the war memorial.

For detailed information, please refer to our Contact page.

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Please Note: The Thursday All Genre studio sessions have been canceled for June and will resume in September 2024.
All Genre to resume in September