studios + membership


Watson & Lou hopes to offer private studios in the space above our shop sometime in 2018. Details and rates TBD. In the meantime, please join us in our beautiful...


Behind our shop is a big, bright, open, versatile, and clean space for you to do your thing.

The 16' x 19' studio/workshop area is home to approximately six workstations and includes...

    • kitchenette with utility sink and tea selection 
    • accessible washroom
    • drafting table
    • sit/stand desks (sturdy and easy to adjust!)
    • comfy office chairs
    • product photography station with lightbox and DSLR camera (memory cards available at cost)
    • sewing machine with basic supplies
    • WIFI and plenty of electrical outlets
    • coffee & tea
    • other things like a paper cutter, tabletop lightbox for tracing, and whatever other artsy supplies we can get our hands on!

Studio Space Rates 

Studio hours are Monday-Saturday 9:30 am-6pm minus some Friday and Saturday afternoons (this is negotiable with advance notice).

*BONUS: We will advertise monthly renters' products/services through our social media channels.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

To book your workspace, please visit us in store :) 



As makers, artists, and freelancers, it can be easy to feel isolated in our own little bubbles of independent work. Sometimes this is great, and other times it can hinder productivity and prevent us from gaining important skills and knowledge from our fellow creatives.

Watson & Lou wants to help burst those bubbles by bringing people together once a month to learn, share, and try something new just for fun.

Your $50 yearly membership for makers and artists local to the Peterborough area pays for snacks and special guests at our...

Monthly Maker Meetings

These gatherings are designed to help you grow and refine your artistic business. With a little bit of expertise, a little bit of open discussion, and some of creative silliness to blow off steam, we hope these meetings will give you plenty of incentive to put on real pants and leave your home studio. 

Maker Meetings are held at Watson & Lou the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm-8pm.

Your yearly membership also includes a full 7 hours to try out our shared studio space, free of charge. After that, rent by the hour or month!

Purchase your 12 month membership here.