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.

EAG SPRING 2018 Program


Monday Morning 

Photoshop Studio with John Bingham
9.30 am - 12.30pm 
Apr 9 to May 7
5 sessions  [ $141.13+ 18.35 HST] $ 159.48

Monday Afternoon Life Drawing 
Short pose warm up then sustained longer poses
1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Apr 1 to June 11,  No class May 21
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 Studio with John Leonard
Tuesday am 9:30 – 12:30
Tuesday pm 1:00 – 4:00
Apr 3  to May 8  (6 sessions)
 [132.29 + 17.20 HST] $ 149.49  *please mark your application for AM or PM class

Tuesday Afternoon “A” Group
No instructor, limited to 12 spaces 
Tuesday pm 1:00 – 4:00pm
Apr 3  to May 8  (6 sessions)
 [$ 75.00 + 9.75 HST] $ 84.75, includes some instructor support
No drop in option.


Wednesday Members Open Studio
9.00am to 4:00pm
Mar 21 to May 23
[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
Mar 29 to May 31 (10 sessions)
[100.00 +13.00 HST] $ 113.00 plus material fees $20 payable to convener


Intaglio Printmaking with Agustin Rojas
includes drypoint etching procedures and other techniques
Feb  23 to Mar 16 (4sessions)
[$162.38 + 21.11 HST] $ 183.49 plus material fees $10 payable to convener

Friday Open Studio for Printmakers
9.00am to 4:00pm
Apr 6  to May 25 (8 sessions)
[80.00 +10.40 HST] $ 90.40 


“‘The Tangled Garden” with Pod Prouse

An Artistic Salute to Our Upcoming 2018 Growing Season.
The garden; floral and leaf patterns, intriguing flower shapes and joyous colours have influenced artists from Botticelli to Bush.
This painting workshop will explore a variety of painterly and aesthetic considerations that pay homage to this rich subject.
This will be acrylics and mixed media with a bent to abstracting the subject matter.
Saturday, Mar 10 & Sunday, Mar 11
Set up at 9am, 9.30 - 4.00pm each day
[$150.00 $19.50 HST ] $169.50

A Week-End Mini-Series with Debra Krakow

 Embarking on an art series needn't be daunting! Over the course of this weekend, participants will produce a mini-series of four to six small works in paint or mixed media. Debra Krakow will guide each artist in creating works that inter-relate along a theme of their choice. Students will work on several pieces at once to create consistency through the series while fostering the cross-pollination of ideas. Artists of all levels are welcome.    
Saturday, Apr 21 & Sunday, Apr 22
Set up at 9am, 9.30 - 4.00pm each day
[$150.00 $19.50 HST ] $169.50  

EAG WINTER 2018 PROGRAM  Dates of programs currently in progress:

Monday Morning Photoshop – Artistic Practices with John Bingham
9.30 am - 12.30pm 
Jan 15 to Feb 12
Monday Afternoon Life Drawing 
1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Jan 15 to March 26  No class Feb 19

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)

Wednesday Members Open Studio
9.00am to 4:00pm
Jan 10 to March 14
Thursday Advanced Printmaking Studio
Wait list only - class full
9.00am to 4:00pm
Jan 11 to March 15

Open Studio for Printmakers
9.00am to 4:00pm
Jan 19 to Feb 16 (4 sessions)