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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

Welcome Pacific Heart Childcare!

Welcome Pacific Heart Childcare! Pacificheart Childcare is a space with intention. Intent to create kids with a sense of community, creativity and curiosity. Spending time interacting with different members of our community we pride ourselves in the [...]

Fun Art Show

Fun Art Show Call for Submissions Submissions open May 16 − August 7, 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 [...]

2018 Summer Camps

Wednesday – Friday, July 4th – 6th 9:00 – 12:00pm  |  Ages 10 – 14 Calling all wizards and witches. Come join our Harry Potter inspired arts camp! You have just been accepted to Hogwarts’ Summer [...]

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 [...]

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!