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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

Live Music Night: Featuring Kickstarter

Live Music Night: Featuring Kickstart Come see KICKSTART -Playing music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. at the McTavish Academy of Art on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th 7:00 - 9:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm) Tickets $10 at the [...]

McTavish Road School Reunion Party

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

Valentine Prelude

Please join Terry Ann Carter & Lorraine Douglas in celebrating a Valentine Prelude This is a three part workshop: First: a short reading from Terry Ann Carter’s newly edited “Erotic Haiku: Skin on Skin” Second: a workshop [...]

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 [...]

Rhythm & Soul Dance Experience

RNS DANCE EXPERIENCE! January 14th, 8:30 - 4:30pm Come spend the day at the Academy and experience a variety of dance classes and instructors. Classes range from intro, advanced, pre-professional and adult and include more than 11 styles. There will [...]

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!