*March 29th Update – At this time province wide restrictions have been put in place until April 19th which include suspension of all indoor high intensity and low intensity programming for participants over 21 years. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this time. This is an amazing community and we so very much look forward to having you join us again soon. We will weather this storm and continue to find ways to keep things moving forward until we can return to the studio.
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McTavish Academy Of Art

Creativity is experimenting, taking risks, breaking rules,
making mistakes, and having fun.

Create with us!

McTavish Academy of Art (MAOA) resides in a former elementary school building in North Saanich. The 18,000 sq. foot space has been transformed into a vibrant and inclusive creative arts facility.

MAOA is a community focused centre where you can explore your creativity, discover new passions and experience a variety of events and activities. We strive to provide space for our growing community to feel empowered and encouraged to express themselves through art, movement and community engagement.

Art Kits

These locally made and ready to assemble Art Kits include everything needed to make your custom art piece. Available for all ages. From 3D Bears, Dinosaurs and Owls to Catapults, Sculpting, Card Making & More. Shipping is available.

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Every artist was first an amateur

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Classes & Workshops

We are working with local instructors and organizations to develop new classes, workshops and events for you to experience, at any age.

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Testimonials

Here’s what our happy students had to say about maoa:

MAOA is one of my favourite places on the Peninsula to host events. Writing Workshops, Creative Classes, Speaker Series, Fundraisers, Kids Camps and Birthday Parties. They do it all! Looking forward to more in the very near future. Sean is incredibly accommodating and very helpful.

Emily Olsen

A true hidden gem of a place! We love all it has to offer for our family- from Yoga, Arts, and Dance, we have all benefitted from the amazing classes and even MORE amazing instructors and staff. There is always a smiling face to greet you at the door, and give you a high five on your way out. We love MAOA!

Bee Louise

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