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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

2018 Summer Camps

Tuesdays, July 3rd – August 7th 2:00 – 5:00pm  |  Ages 14 – 18 Here’s your chance to paint on the wall without getting in trouble. Spend the summer designing and painting a massive mural! Whether you’re [...]

Creative Mother’s Day Workshops

Get Creative this Mother's Day! We have two exciting creative courses planned for Mother's Day weekend. Saturday, May 12th 1:00- 4:00 pm Children 8-12 & Parent/Guardian Celebrate Mother's Day by spending the afternoon working together on [...]

Love & Light

Love & Light - a journey through song Join tenor Sunny Shams and collaborative pianist Braden Young on an exquisite song and aria recital as they engage you through their sensational collaboration and take you along on a story [...]

Spring Into Wellness

Spring Into Wellness Saturday, May 12th 2018 9:00 - 4:30pm Register before April 12th - $125 Register after April 12th - $140 at McTavish Academy of Art Nurture yourself and join us for a full day of health and [...]

Live music – VOYAGER

Live music night featuring VOYAGER Come join us at McTavish Academy of Art for a fun night of live music with Voyager. Voted Victoria’s #1 live band 5 years in a row! Saturday, April 21st, 2018 | Doors open [...]

Electric Pineapple Paint Party

Electric Pineapple Paint Party *Additional date Saturday, May 5th 2018 from 6:00 - 9:00pm  April 28th, 2018 (Registration full for April 28th) At McTavish Academy of Art $30 per person Come and join us for a fun night! Paint your way [...]

Hook, Line & Sinker : Episode 2

Hook, Line & Sinker Comedy Series Episode 2 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 [...]

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 [...]

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!