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.

We are excited to be creating with you. In doing so we will be continuing to follow guidance from public health officials, maintain small class sizes and provide a fun creative environment. For further details, please visit BC Gov Website

Art Kits & Superhero Fundraiser

These locally made and ready to assemble Art Kits include everything needed to make your custom art piece. Available for all ages. From 3D Bears, Dinosaurs and Treehouses to 3D Ornaments, Lighthouse, Unicorns & 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

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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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