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McTavish Academy Of Art

McTavish Academy Of Art (MAOA) transformed an 18,000 sq. ft. unused school in North Saanich into a vibrant and creative arts facility. MAOA is a center where the community can connect and explore their creativity, expand on talents, explore new ones and host amazing events. This bring cross generational collaboration, family and learning to life through the arts.

A community united by the ideas of compassion and creativity has incredible power. Art of all kinds, music, dance, literature, yoga, traditional arts, visual arts can lift a community, we look forward to exploring them with you.

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

Electric Pineapple Paint Party

Electric Pineapple Paint Party April 14th, 2018 from 6:00 - 9:00pm  at McTavish Academy of Art $30 per person Come and join us for a fun night! Paint your way into spring at our Electric Pineapple Paint Party. [...]

McTavish Road School Reunion Party

McTavish Road School Reunion On June 2nd from 2 - 6 pm we are hosting a McTavish Rd School Reunion Party! If you or your family members attended, worked at or were affiliated with McTavish Rd School during [...]

Welcome Storyoga!

We have big news! We are excited to announce that Storyoga will be opening a new full day preschool program for 2.5 - 5 year olds at McTavish Academy of Art! Storyoga is a progressive nature and yoga based program [...]

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!