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

Tuesday Painting Studio am

Tuesday, Jan 4 – March 8   (10 sessions)  

9:30 am -12:30 pm

$60.00 (incl HST)
Location: Studio B
Sessions: 10 Tuesday mornings
Self-directed, no instructor. Sorry, no drop in option.

Tuesday Painting Studio pm

Tuesday, Jan 4 – March 8   (10 sessions)  

1:00 pm -4:00 pm

$60.00 (incl HST)
Location: Studio B
Sessions: 10 Tuesday afternoons
Self-directed, no instructor. Sorry, no drop in option.

Wednesday Printmaking Studio WP1

 Jan 5 – March 9      (10 sessions )

9:30am – 4:00pm

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

Location: Studio B

Sessions: 10 Wednesdays

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."

 

Advanced Printmaking Studio Winter

Thursday, Jan 6 – March 10      (10 sessions )

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.

                      

Advanced Printmaking Studio Spring

Thursday, March 17 – May 5    (10 sessions)

9.30 am - 4:00 pm

$77.00 (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 with Rosemary VanderBreggen W1a

Details TBA

Friday, Jan 7 – Feb 4   ( 5 sessions)

10:00am – 2:00pm

$ 115.00  

Location: Studio B

Sessions: 5 Fridays

Let’s do mixed media with collage and acrylic. Each week we will try out a new idea and see where it takes us! 

Using collage as our start point we  will experiment with the addition of acrylics, trying patterns, some printing, textures maybe even a bit of sewing! 

 

COLLAGE with Rosemary VanderBreggen W1b

Details TBA

Friday, Feb 11- March 11  ( 5 sessions)

10:00am – 2:00pm

$115.00  

Location: Studio B

Sessions: 5 Fridays

Let's collage in old books, building up pages, that will form a journal/ idea book. Using collage as journal material, to document our days and memories. Weekly exercises and artists will be presented to get ideas flowing. 

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOP

TBA

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.

​revised June 2020​

 

 

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WINTER STUDIO CLASSES SUSPENSION -Zoom class starts

Effective January 3rd, EAG is suspending the winter program of in-studio 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.

Please see the revised schedule below and check back often.



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


 

Revised Winter 2022 Schedule (includes Friday Zoom class)

Mondays -Classes with a model postponed until at least the  week of March 14th

Tuesday Open Painting Studio 

Tuesdays, February 1 - March 8  

9:30 am -12:30 pm

$60.00 (incl HST)
Location: Studio B
Sessions: all day  Tuesday 
Drop in fee $10.00 per day.

Wednesday Printmaking Studio 

Feb 2 – March 9     

Wednesdays, 9:30am – 4:00pm

$10.00 (incl HST) daily drop-in fee plus materials fee payable to the convener

Location: Studio B

Sessions: Wednesdays

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."

 

Advanced Printmaking Studio Winter

Thursdays Feb 3– March 10     

9.30 am - 4:00 pm

$10.00 (incl HST) daily drop-in fee plus materials fee payable to the convener

Location: Studio B

Sessions: 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.

                      

Advanced Printmaking Studio Spring

Thursdays, March 17 – May 5    (10 sessions)

9.30 am - 4:00 pm

$77.00 (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 with Rosemary VanderBreggen via Zoom

Fridays, 

1:00pm – 4:00pm

$ 115.00  

Location: Zoom

Sessions: 5 Fridays

Let's collage in old books, building up pages, that will form a journal/ idea book. Using collage as journal material, to document our days and memories. Weekly exercises and artists will be presented to get ideas flowing. 

Make papers for collaging, working prompts, sharing, chatting about our art.  Learn ways of incorporating paint and collage. Colour theory and elements of design as they apply to collage. 

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOP

TBA