Discover creativity at Peterson Community Workshop Association located in the beautiful Niagara Region in the friendly village of Chippawa (Niagara Falls), Ontario. We are housed in the historic Chippawa Town Hall building which features an illuminated clock tower. Our building faces Cummington Square, and the bandshell is directly across the street from us. Behind our building you will find the Chippawa branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library. Our village features many restaurants, shops and beautiful docks. We are very close to Lyons creek and only a few minutes away from the mighty Niagara River. A few local attractions are the mighty Horse Falls and Rapids, Niagara Parks Commission's Queen Victoria Park, Kings Bridge Park, Dufferin Islands and the Floral Showhouse, home to seasonal fireworks and the annual Winter Festival of Lights. We are only 5 minutes away from Fallsview Casino featuring many hotels and restaurants. As you drive down the Niagara Parkway from the falls and head towards Fort Erie there is a little bend through our beautiful village. You will travel right by our building located on the corner. So stop in and visit us in your travels and you may find a unique or creative gift for someone special made by our members. We are always on the hunt for new artists and crafts people to come and offer their wares in our store. See our Store page for more information. We function on dedicated volunteers.
You can also discover creativity by taking one of our many classes or workshops at our school for the arts located in our large studio space. At Peterson's we have many visual art classes for drawing, watercolour, acrylic, and oil painting. We offer a variety of arts and craft workshops taught by local artists and artisans. We have had the pleasure of teaching classes to local students and visitors on vacation from as far away as Europe. All students from age 5 years to 100 years and of all skill levels are welcomed. Check out our Art Classes page for more information. Our studio is also used for Arts and crafts party's. See our Party page.
If you still can not find your creativity come in and get involved as a volunteer and be surrounded by many enthusiastic and creative individuals. Peterson's is a registered charity and functions on community member volunteers. We always need help with fundraising events like our annual Grocery Raffle and our famous Christmas Raffle. We also participate in community events. There is always something happening within the building and always things that need doing. We offer High Skills Major program with local high school and we offer student volunteer hours as well. We appreciate every member, volunteer and customer that steps through our door. Take time and brows our pages, please contact us with any questions or comments you may have. We are happy to hear from you.