WINTER CLASSES SUSPENSION
Effective January 3rd, EAG is suspending the winter program of classes until at least January 31st.
If you have already registered and sent in your fees, you will receive a pro-rated credit or can request a refund.



When NPCC reopens,  everyone attending EAG classes is required to show  proof of two doses of covid-19 vaccinations to attend EAG classes and workshops.   Please arrive with either a paper copy of your proof of vaccination or an electronic copy on your phone. 

We will all be wearing masks in both the common areas and studios. If you think you cannot work and wear a mask, it is better not to attend at all. There will be no exceptions. For some people, masks can be tiring to wear. Please leave the building if you need a rest from your mask. Please make sure your mask is a minimum of two tightly woven layers, preferably 3 layers, and ideally an N95 or equivalent. Masks should not have valves.

You may be required to sign in at the front desk / studio so we will have the ability to trace all contacts in case of any illness.

Physical distancing will remain in effect in the studio so participation may be reduced. With smaller groups we can still share  a great social experience and remain safe.

Everyone must supply their own drop-cloth for the table and another for the floor under your easel. There will be no shared items available.

The kitchen will be open again if the staff decides that it meets the current protocols. You may want to bring your own coffee/tea/water for the day in addition to your lunch with any required hot/cold packs and utensils. Lunch breaks will continue to be with your own studio group only.

At the end of each session, members will be required to wash their own work area (table, easel) with soap and water and clean the sink, taps and counter area.

There will be limited drop-in possibilities in the fall term. 

See below for the FAQ including a link to the Registration Form


 

Winter 2022 Schedule

Portraiture 2a

Monday, Jan 10 – Feb 28, no class Feb 24  ( 7 sessions)

9:30 am -12:30 pm

$92.00 (incl HST)

Location: Studio B
Sessions: 7 Monday mornings
Instructor: studio format, no instructor
Level: All Levels

 

Costumed Model, Drawing or Painting – studio convener, no instruction

Single pose, portrait or figure as you prefer.

Portraiture 2b

Monday, March 7 – April 25   ( 8 sessions)

9:30 am -12:30 pm

$105.00 (incl HST)

Location: Studio B

Sessions: 8 Monday mornings

Instructor: studio format, no instructor

Level: All Levels

Life Drawing 2a

Monday, Jan 10 – Feb 28, no class Feb 24  ( 7 sessions)

1:00 pm -4:00 pm

$92.00 (incl HST)
Location: Studio B
Sessions: 7 Monday afternoons
Instructor: studio format, no instructor
Level: All Levels

 

Life (nude) Model, Drawing or Painting – studio convener, no instruction

Single pose, portrait or figure as you prefer

Life Drawing 2a

Monday, March 7 – April 25   ( 8 sessions)

1:00 pm -4:00 pm

$105.00 (incl HST)

Location: Studio B

Sessions: 8 Monday afternoons

Instructor: studio format, no instructor

Level: All Levels

SPRING CLASSES 2022

EAG's Spring Program begins Monday, March 21st.  We will continue our masking and distancing policy to make sure that the maximum number of EAG members can participate. Please support your fellow members  and wear your mask!  
Everyone attending EAG classes is required to wear a mask in both the common areas and studio. If you think you cannot work and wear a mask, it is better not to attend at all. There will be no exceptions. For some people, masks can be tiring to wear. Please leave the building if you need a rest from your mask. Please make sure your mask is a minimum of two tightly woven layers, preferably 3 layers, and ideally an N95 or equivalent. Masks should not have valves.

Everyone must supply their own drop-cloth for the table and another for the floor under your easel. There will be no shared items available.

The kitchen will be open again if the staff decides that it meets the current protocols. You may want to bring your own coffee/tea/water for the day in addition to your lunch with any required hot/cold packs and utensils. Lunch breaks will continue to be with your own studio group only.

At the end of each session, members will be required to wash their own work area (table, easel) with soap and water and clean the sink, taps and counter area.
See below for the FAQ including a link to the Registration Form


 

SPRING 2022

Portraiture

Mondays, March 21-May 30 no class May 23

9:30 am -12:30 pm

$150.00 (incl HST)
Location: Studio B
Sessions: 10 Monday mornings
Instructor: studio format, no instructor, Convener: Paul McCusker
Level: All Levels

Costumed Model, Drawing or Painting, single pose, portrait or figure as you prefer

 

Life Drawing

Mondays, March 21-May 30 no class May 23

1:00 pm -4:00 pm

$150.00 (incl HST)
Location: Studio B
Sessions: 10 Monday afternoons
Instructor: studio format, no instructor, Convener: Paul McCusker
Level: All Levels

Life (nude) Model, Drawing or Painting – studio convener, no instruction

Single pose, portrait or figure as you prefer

 

John Leonard’s Advanced Painting Studio

Tuesdays, April 5 - May 31

9:30 am -12:30 pm

$180.00 (incl HST)
Location: Studio B
Sessions: 9 Tuesday mornings
Instructor: John Leonard
Level: advanced

This high demand program provides an opportunities for members to work with John Leonard and advance in their own towards a more professional approach to their painting.

 

 

John Leonard’s Advanced Painting Studio

Tuesdays, April 5 - May 31

1:00 pm -4:00 pm

$180.00 (incl HST)
Location: Studio B
Sessions: 9 Tuesday afternoons
Instructor: John Leonard
Level: advanced

This high demand program provides an opportunities for members to work with John Leonard and advance in their own towards a more professional approach to their painting.

 

Advanced Painting “A” Group -waiting list

Tuesdays,  April 5 - May 31

1:00 pm -4:00 pm

$110.00 (incl HST)

Location: Studio A-west
Sessions: 9 Tuesday afternoons
No Instructor
Level: advanced

Self-directed, convener only, no instructor, limited spaces. Sorry, no drop in option.

 

Wednesday -Printmaking

Wednesdays, March 23 - May 25

9.30 am - 4:00 pm

$110.00 (incl HST), all or any part of a day

Location: Studio B

Sessions: 10 Wednesdays

No Instructor

Self-directed, convener only

 

Thursday -Advanced Printmaking Studio

Thursdays, March 24 - May 26

9.30 am - 4:00 pm

$110.00 (incl HST) plus materials fee payable to the convener

Location: Studio B

Sessions: 10 Thursdays

No Instructor

For those with experience using a press. Use of the large press is limited to those with approved training; otherwise, the small press is also in the studio for members’ use.

                    

Collage

Fridays via ZOOM

April 8 – May 13, no class April 15

1:00-4:00pm

$115.00 for 5 sessions

Via Zoom

Instructor Rosemary VanderBreggen

Collage, with paint and drawing 

We will take a look at women artists in history and some contemporary ones too. We will use these women as our inspiration for each weeks collage adventure! 

 

Painting Week with John Leonard

June 13 - 17

Monday to Friday. 9:30 - 4:30

Studios B & A-west

$ 375.00

 

 

Weekend Workshop with Rod Prouse.

May 7 & 8

Saturday and Sunday 9:30 - 4:30

Studio B

$150.00 (incl hst)

My inclination for a topic this Spring would be to use Floral Composition, a bit of outside work to create narrative content combined with  contemporary concepts like Juxtaposition to give a seasonal subject a bit of a personal spin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER 2022

 

OPEN STUDIO

Tuesday painting,

Wednesday / Thursday Printmaking

9:30 - 4:30 each day

Studio B

$12 per day or any part of a day

starting June 21, through July and August

Registration required.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is eligible to take an EAG class? 

  • EAG offers both classes and weekend workshops. Non-members may take weekend workshops, space allowing. Please contact us to register.

  • To register for a regular multi-session class or open studio option, EAG & NPCC membership is required. This supports our use of the our wonderful art centre.  

2. ​How can I pay?

  • EAG accepts payments by cheque or e-transfer only.

    • Cheques should be payable to the "Etobicoke Art Group". Cheques may be mailed or dropped off at the NPCC reception desk.Please use black or blue ink when writing cheques as other ink colours do not scan well in the bank machines.

  • e-transfers can be sent to <eagpayments@gmail.com>

    • DO NOT include a security question 

    • Please make sure to type the address exactly including the "s"

    • Use the note at the bottom of the transfer to state the class, date & time for which you are registering

  •  HST is included in all class fees.

 

3. Why do we have to pay drop in fees?

  • EAG pays rental fees to NPCC for every session. In addition, there are costs such as insurance and equipment to be covered. Our costs remain low as most work is done by volunteers but the cost of using studio space has to be covered. Studio costs are built into class fees as well.

 

4. If I join EAG or take a printmaking class, can I use the large press? 

  • ​The Thursday program is the only group that may use the large press.  The Thursday program always has a waiting list. Ongoing membership and documented printmaking experience is required to have your name maintained on the waiting list. 

5. Is the small press available to members during Open Studio times?

  • The small press may be used by members who have taken an EAG printmaking class and conditionally on another printmaker working with them. At least 2 printmakers must be present for use of the small press. In addition, there is a set of rules for use of the small press that must be followed. Copies of the Small Press Guidelines are available in the studio.

6.  Is there a Class convener ?

  • Every EAG class and workshop has a convener. The convener is responsible for relaying messages to the class, ensuring that every class member uses the equipment correctly and follows safety procedures, and that the instructor has a class list.

7. Are there extra supplies that I need to bring to class ?

  • Every particpant must bring a table covering, and if they are using an easel, a drop cloth to protect the floor beneath it.  Please also  bring your own paper towels and other items need for clean-up.

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