The Etobicoke Art Group

Established in 1951, the Etobicoke Art Group (EAG) continues as a vital group of practicing artists today. All EAG activities are run by volunteer members who enjoy classes, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions organized for their mutual benefit. EAG classes focus on studio opportunities to improve skills in portraiture, life drawing and painting, painting in oils or acrylics, and printmaking. Workshops expand our repertoire in different media, materials and techniques.

Our programs are held in Studio B, a bright and cheery studio that provides space for up to fifteen members to work together and share ideas. Studio B is equipped with tables, chairs, easels, drawing horses, a large etching press and a small press, slot-hood and overhead ventilation, and a variety of still-life materials.

In addition to all the benefits of NPCC membership, including a discount on purchasing supplies from many retail stores, an EAG member is entitled to:

  • register in a class, workshop, open studio, demonstration, or critique upon payment of the fee
  • free admission to EAG art lectures, featuring well-known artists who demonstrate, lecture, show slides or films
  • submit works of art, upon payment of the entry fee, for the juror’s selection in the Annual Juried Exhibition (applicable only for memberships paid before March 31st annually)
  • submit works of art, upon payment of the entry fee, to the member’s choice exhibition held each year in the NPCC Gallery
  • Receive regular email updates on member activities
  • and, of course, a vote at our AGM

Our current schedule of classes is available at

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 EAG membership fee is required for students under 18 years of age).

Membership fees for EAG are paid to NPCC along with the Centre’s fees while class fees are paid directly to EAG.

The EAG membership year is September 1st to August 31st annually.

Contact info:
The Etobicoke Art Group
56 Neilson Drive
Etobicoke, ON  M9C 1V7

Banner Photo Image: Sue Archibald, “Up the Rock to the Edge of the Sea II”, acrylic.