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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

We have been working hard to expand the art kit offerings, creating new kits each week. Available for all ages. We can now create laser cut wood projects in house, from Bird houses and Catapults to 3d bears, biplanes and much more!

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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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classes and workshops for kids, youth and adults

Art Studio
Yoga Studio
Dance Studio
Kids & Youth
Kids Summer Camps


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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Kids Art Kits

Kids Art KitsWe have teamed up with the amazing team at Island Blue Art Store, Art For Everyone Foundation and generous contributions from the community to create these awesome art kits!We know extra time at home has you exploring all different ways to create. By now you may be wondering whats next? We

Kids Summer Camps

Aug 31st – Sept 4th (5 days) Monday-Friday 9am – 3pm | Ages: 8-13 years Learn the Hollywood movie secrets in this special week long camp for youth. Designed as a hands on program, groups will create animated claymation movies, act out skits and direct short films

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