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    • The Etobicoke Art Group

      For over 53 years, EAG has been an organization devoted to furthering the best interests of art, through the mutual and cooperative efforts of our members.

      Our classes are held in Studio B, a bright and cheery studio, that provides space for up to fifteen members in a class situation to work together and share ideas. Studio B is equipped with tables, chairs, easels, drawing horses, both large and small printing presses, slot-hood and overhead ventilation, and a variety of still-life materials. This past year, classes included portraiture, life drawing and painting, painting in oils or acrylics, sculpture, printmaking and workshops in encaustic, printmaking and still-life.

      EAG MEMBERSHIP is open to everyone upon payment of an annual membership in Neilson Park Creative Centre and payment of EAG’s annual fee. No membership fee is required for students under 18 years of age. The EAG membership year is September 1st to August 31st annually. At present the EAG membership fee is $30.00 plus the Neilson Park Creative Centre fee of $75.00. An application form can be obtained from Neilson Park Creative Centre by calling 416-622-5294 or it can be downloaded from the link on the NPCC Membership page.

      In addition to all the benefits of NPCC membership, an EAG member is entitled to:

      • receive EAG quarterly newsletters which include the current Calendar of Activities and annually, one EAG membership list
      • free admission to EAG art lectures, featuring well-known artists who demonstrate, lecture, show slides or films
      • one vote at the Annual General Meeting of members
      • register in a class, workshop, open studio, demonstration, or critique upon payment of the fee
      • submit works of art, upon payment of the entry fee, for the juror’s selection in the Annual Juried Exhibition held at Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery (applicable only for memberships paid before November 30th annually )
      • submit works of art, upon payment of the entry fee, to the member's choice exhibition held each year in the NPCC Gallery
      • purchase supplies at a discount as arranged by the group or upon presentation of your membership card to local suppliers

      Our current schedule of classes is available at http://www.etobicokeartgroup.com/classes.htm

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    • Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto
      If you have an interest in the art of lettering and paper arts, The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto (CAGT) welcomes you. Membership is open to all, regardless of calligraphic ability. Our aim is to provide opportunities for the study of calligraphy, to foster a spirit of cooperation and sharing of ideas and techniques and to encourage public awareness of fine lettering as both craft and art.

      The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers. Funds generated from membership, workshops and special events are used to further the goals of the Guild and its members.

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    • Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners
      The purpose of the Guild is to:
      • Encourage an interest in handweaving, spinning and dyeing amongst its members and in the community.
      • Provide opportunities to increase skills and artistry in these crafts by sharing of experience and by providing opportunities and services.
      • Assist those practising these crafts in any appropriate manner
      Affiliated with:
      • The Ontario Crafts Council
      • The Toronto Arts Council
      • The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners
      • Neilson Park Creative Centre
      The Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
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    • Humber Valley Art Club
      The aim of the Club is to attain a professional level of competence and to experience the joy of creation though painting. A non-profit organization, founded in 1951, Humber Valley Art Club has established a strong reputation in the art milieu offering quality instruction to adults at all levels. For more information please call (416) 231-3212 Membership
      • $25.00 plus $75.00 NPCC Membership
      • offers quality art instruction to adults at all levels in watercolour, acrylic, drawing, printmaking

      Workshops

      Held in Studio A, Neilson Park Creative Centre every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00AM to 3:30PM, from September to May Humber Valley Art Club offers quality art instruction to adults at all levels in watercolour, acrylic, drawing, printmaking. Class size is usually limited to 30, unless a specified limit is advertised. Workshops are varied, interesting, and challenging. Classes fill rapidly and are on a first-come first-served basis. Applications will not be processed until membership fees for both Neilson Park Creative Centre and Humber Valley Art Club have been paid and a cheque for the workshops of choice has been received by the registrar. However, if you are a member and interested in attending a class now filled, you may have your name put on the "waiting list" as there are generally some last minute cancellations for a variety of reasons.

      Shows

      Two shows are held in a year:

      • Artists Choice show at Neilson Park Creative Centre
      • Annual Juried Show at Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery To exhibit at the Juried Show a member is required to attend at least one series of classes in the current season.
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    • Heritage Rugcrafters of Etobicoke
      The members of the Heritage Rugcrafters of Etobicoke aim to practice, promote and teach the techniques of traditional rughooking in a congenial group setting. Membership
      • Branch of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild
      • $30.00 plus $75.00 NPCC Membership
      • borrow books from the library
      • trips to rughooking events
      • sponsored workshops taught by accredited instructors from the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

      Meetings

      Four meetings a month are held in the Fibre Arts Studio "C" in Neilson Park Creative Centre

      • 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
      • 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7.00 pm. to 9.30 pm

      During regular meetings, members work on projects of choice using various techniques: primitive, colour shading, pictorial and oriental. New and recycled materials are used to create rugs, cushions tops, wall hangings, coasters, chair pads and other items.

      For more information please contact Marilyn Funk at (416) 620-5293

      Remember, the Rugcrafters meet all year round in beautiful, air-conditioned Studio C at Neilson Park Creative Centre. We’ll be there on the first and third Tuesdays all day and the second and fourth Tuesdays in the evening. So come visit if you are in the neighbourhood of 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke.

      Call (416) 622-5294 or Shirley Kirby at (416) 626-3618 for more info.

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    • Etobicoke Quilters Guild
      The goal of the Etobicoke Quilters' Guild is "to further interest in quilting by inspiration and encouragement, and by learning though sharing, thus helping quilters to enjoy their media and improve their standards. For more information visit our Website www.EtobicokeQuiltersGuild.com
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