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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

Piano Man

Piano Man – Music by Sunny Shams A mix of classic songs and jazz from Sinatra to Billy Joel and more. Friday, September 15 | 5:30pm Doors: 5pm Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance from Alexander’s Coffee [...]

Call to Instructors

Call to Instructors, share your ideas! McTavish Academy Of Art is growing! We are putting the word out in search of instructors who have exciting and innovative classes and workshops to share with the community. We are [...]

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!