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McTavish Academy Of Art

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 people can explore their 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.

Get creative in our multi-media art studio. Explore various classes & workshops.


Center yourself in the yoga studio. Open 7 days a week with classes for all levels.


Find your groove in the dance studio, with a range of dance styles to choose from.


Learn more about this unique facility and start planning your next event with us.


Looking for a special getaway? We can facilitate a creative retreat for your group.


Stay up to date with us. Don’t miss any of our upcoming, creative community events.



News & Events

Open Mic with Southbound and Friends

OPEN MIC with Southbound and Friends Join us at McTavish Academy Of Art Sunday July 22nd for an afternoon of live music. There will be an open mic with Southbound and Friends from 1:30pm-4:30pm.  Free to the public, just [...]

Mountains on Wood Rounds Paint Party

Mountains on Wood Rounds Paint Party Friday, July 27 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00pm SOLD OUT At McTavish Academy of Art $30 per person Calling all lumberjacks! We’re tossing the canvases out the window this month and [...]

Food and Farm Art Display

Call to artists for Food and Farm themed artworks!We are looking for artists to display food and farm themed art pieces for the August and September show at McTavish Academy Of Art. This show will coincide with the Flavour Trails [...]

Fun Art Show

Fun Art Show Call for Submissions Submissions open May 16 − August 15, 2018 Submissions are open to artists of all mediums. The Fun Art show is all about making art exciting and engaging with the community. Artists will [...]

Third Annual DeBOCCEry Tournament

Third Annual DeBOCCEry Tournament Friday, July 20 2018 Registration 11am - Start 12pm McTavish Academy of Art, 1720 McTavish Road We encourage creative team names, costumes and challenges. Make sure to register early as it was a sold out [...]

Hook, Line & Sinker : Episode 3

Hook, Line & Sinker Comedy Series Episode 3 Ratfish Presents: Hook, Line & Sinker Comedy Series Come join us at the academy a fun night of stand up comedy. Each night will feature great local talent and [...]

Looking to run Creative & Educational Workshops or Events?

Send us an email with your idea and we would be happy to explore the possibilities. If you have not had a chance to see the space, stop by and explore the creativity!


Stay Up To Date on upcoming Classes, Workshops & Events

Leave us your name & email, we would be happy to update you with the monthly calendar. We will also let you know about fun events that pop up, fun for the whole family!