Classes & Workshops

  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 only, 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 in the bank machines.
  3.  HST is included in all class fees.

1. 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. 

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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. It is also recommended that you bring your own paper towels and other items need for clean-up.
revised Nov 23, 2017​


All EAG classes and studio groups require a minimum number of registrants to run.
Fees are based on a minimum 10 members to cover costs of instructors, studio rates and model fees.
Please remember that payment, even for drop-ins, is by cheque only.

Monday Morning Photoshop – Artistic Practices with John Bingham
Over the last few years the Etobicoke Art Group has nurtured the development of the Photoshop Studio. At its core is a group of multi-disciplinary artists interested in understanding and using Adobe Photoshop as an aid in furthering their artistic practice. There is no avoiding the obvious. Every artist needs to know how to use digital software as a creative tool and to prepare submissions to galleries and funding agencies. That’s why the Photoshop Studio was created. The Photoshop Studio is an artist friendly environment. We collaborate and learn together.

The next session beginning January 15, 2018 will focus on applying Adobe Photoshop to traditional and abstract painting and the art of silkscreen printing. An understanding of the program is useful but not essential. The studio is for artists using every medium. It’s designed to familiarize you with the Photoshop program so that you can use it to your advantage.

Get in touch with the Photoshop Studio. We’d be glad to help you find your way into using Digital to further your creative ambitions.
You are welcome to join us.
Contact John Bingham, the studio leader, and find out how the Photoshop Studio can help you use Digital to your advantage…
9.30 am - 12.30pm 
Jan 15 to Feb 12
5 sessions [ $141.13+ 18.35 HST] $ 159.48           

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing 
Short pose warm up then sustained longer poses. No instructor.
1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Jan 15 to March 26  No class Feb 19
10 sessions [115.48 +15.01 HST] $ 130.49 includes model fees
The Life Studio requires a minimum of 10 registered participants.
Drop ins will be possible, space allowing, at $20 per afternoon, HST included. Payment by cheque only.

Advanced Painting Studio with Steve Rose
Tuesday am 9:30 – 12:30
Tuesday pm 1:00 – 4:00
Jan 30 to March 27 ( 9 sessions)
[198.43 + 25.80 HST] $ 224.23
*please mark your application for AM or PM class

Wednesday Members Open Studio
9.00am to 4:00pm
Jan 10 to March 14
[100.00 +13.00 HST] $ 113.00 for 10 weeks, any part of a day
Drop in [10.00 + 1.30 HST] =$11.30 any part of a single day, cheque only
*Sign in each session is required
Thursday Advanced Printmaking Studio
Wait list only - class full
9.00am to 4:00pm
Jan 11 to March 15
[100.00 +13.00 HST] $ 113.00 plus material fees $20 payable to convener

Open Studio for Printmakers
9.00am to 4:00pm
Jan 19 to Feb 16 (4 sessions)
[$ 40.00 +5.20 HST] $45.20 plus $5 materials fee

Intaglio, Drypoint, Chine Colle, and Aquatint with Agustin Rolando Rojas *NEW

Feb 23 to Mar 16 (4 sessions)
 [$216.50 + 28.15 hst] $244.65  plus $15 materials fee