102638582_3222636541120390_4949781622015655936_oWe are looking forward to welcoming Studio Members 2021 by making some changes to studio access due to Covid19 !  Members may work in the studio up to 4 at a time and must pre-book time.  We have put in place rigid cleaning protocols and physical distancing to ensure everyone’s well being.  At this time, the studio is still closed to the general members and the public. Crossing our fingers that will change in early 2021.

Our primary focus remains to provide a functional printmaking and letterpress studio for the community in the region. In these times of limited in person classes, Studio membership is best suited to people who are self motivated learners. We hope to resume inhouse classes for 2021.  Each year we have improved the space, expanded our skills, and acquired betters tools.  Exciting news for 2021 is we are looking to acquire a new  mid-size etching press.

EGPs supports itself thru membership fees, fundraising and the labour of volunteers.  We offer two types of membership – Associate and Studio.  Associate memberships are suitable for people interested in supporting EGPS and occasionally participating in events or workshops.

Studio Membership fees cover the annual facilities costs (rent, insurance, general supplies) and are not fixed but set in January by dividing annual rent by number of members. 2021 Studio Membership rate is $350 annually. Studio Membership gives you 24 hr access, personal storage space, unlimited use of shared resources (etching press, small letterpress platen press, proofing press, book press, variety of metal type, oil and waterbased printing inks, screenprinting equipment and small UV lightbox, large and small rollers and and limited storage for personal supplies.  You can travel to our studio by walking, public transit, or vehicle. Located on the 2nd floor, we are accessible only by going up a set of stairs.  Take a digital tour of our studio.

2021 Associate Member $25//annual (January to December)

  • Discount on workshops and merchandize
  • Advanced registration for workshops and events
  • Invitation to members open studio activities
  • Vote at General meetings and AGM
  • Fee may be applied to Studio membership within same year
  • Newsletter

2021 Studio Member $350/annual (January to December)

  • Vote at General meetings and AGM
  • 24 hr access to studio
  • Use of printmaking facilities, presses, inks and equipment
  • Drawer in flat file for personal storage
  • Discount on workshops and merchandize
  • Priority registration for workshops, exhibits
  • Invitation to members open studio activities
  • Listing on website
  • Newsletter

Memberships may be paid by cash, cheques, or  e-transfer. Memberships may be purchased at anytime throughout the year and run January to December annually.  Studio memberships purchased after October are prorated for one time only.  Associate Membership fees may be applied to Studio Membership if paid in the same year.

Printmakers visiting the area are welcomed to apply for short term access as a visiting printer. Daily rates for experienced printmakers are offered but some restrictions apply.  If you are interested in using the studio on short term basis please email us. 

One comment

  1. Hi Laura Thank you for your interest. Are you interested in General or Studio Membership? You can use the Paypal button on the page to pay for membership if this is convenient. We can also set up a visit to the studio before you join if you are interested. Let us know!

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