Art Kits

CREATIVITY FOR ALL AGES
These Ready to assemble art kits include all supplies to create your
custom work of art. Designed, laser cut and packaged on Vancouver Island, BC.

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McTavish Academy of Art resides in a former elementary school building. The 18,000 sq/ft space has been transformed into a vibrant and inclusive arts facility. We are a family run facility where you can explore your creativity, discover new passions and experience a variety of events, activities and art kits! We strive to provide space for community to feel empowered and encouraged to express themselves through art, movement and community engagement on Vancouver Island and across Canada. We look forward to creating and connecting with you.

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$15 flat rate shipping across Canada or free local pickup.

Mix & Match Monsters
Spring Wreath

Thank you Lulu’s Craft World and Mary Jane Howland Photography for the fun videos showing your creation of the art kits.

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Options available for kids and adults.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are located at 1720 McTavish Rd in North Saanich, BC on Vancouver Island. The former Mctavish Rd School.

We make these kits in house. We design and laser cut all the pieces, with our amazing team of artists including packaging and shipping. We also use local print shops for the printing of instructions. We are a family run community art center in North Saanich, BC on Vancouver Island.

Each kit is unique and includes everything needed to create your custom piece. For example the 3D Bear kit and the 3D whale kit come with multi layer laser cut wooden pieces, paints, brushes, wood glue, colour mixing guide and colour bifold instructions. If you have any questions about a kit you can send us an email to admin@mctavishacademy.ca we are happy to assist.

First of all, thank you for your order! With our small but mighty team we are working on the creation of your order. We do our best to have orders ready fo pickup/shipping within 48-72 hours Monday-Friday.

For local pick up order, we will send you an email as soon as your order is ready with all the pickup details. We can do pickups Monday-Saturday.

If you would like to request a rush order/shipping, alternative pickup time or have any questions please send us an email to connect@mctavishacademy.ca and we are happy to assist. Thank you for supporting local, we hope you have fun creating!

First of all, thank you for your order! With our small but mighty team we are working on the creation of your order. We send all items expedited with Canada Post and ship all across Canada. At this time we do not have shipping options available outside of Canada.

If you would like to request a rush order/shipping, alternative pickup time or have any questions please send us an email to connect@mctavishacademy.ca and we are happy to assist. Thank you for supporting local, we hope you have fun creating!

*Please note due to extreme weather events across BC there may be some delays in shipping. We are happy to provide tracking numbers upon request.

First of all, thank you for your order! With our small but mighty team we are working on the creation of your order and do our best to have your order ready within 48-72 hours from the time you place your order. We will send an email as soon as your order is ready for pickup with full details and pickup times. Thank you.

For monthly subscription pick up. Your order will always be ready for pick up on the first business day of each month, please send us an email to let us know which day you would like to pickup your order to connect@mctavishacademy.ca

If you would like to request a rush order/shipping, alternative pickup time or have any questions please send us an email to connect@mctavishacademy.ca and we are happy to assist. Thank you for supporting local, we hope you have fun creating!

For the wooden items we use Premium Baltic Birch wood sourced from a local wood shops. Baltic Birch is a higher quality wood that works great for art projects like this. It can be sanded if you would like to leave a natural look and easily painted. If you would like to leave your project outside we recommend the use of a wood sealer or varnish so that the wood does not absorb moisture (we do not provide this).

The paint is a water-based, non-toxic, fast drying acrylic paint. For use in general arts and crafts, stencilling, ceramics, school projects, home decor, decorative painting and many other surfaces. Shake well. Intermixable, use water to clean up promptly. Adult supervision is recommended, do not ingest paint.

Please note: Acrylic paint is water based and can be removed from most non-porous surfaces before the paint dries, but it may not come off all surfaces or fabric. Once the paint dries, it can be very difficult to remove if it comes off at all. We always recommend setting up your crafting area by wearing crafting clothing, covering your surrounding area and any furniture around you. Once the paint dries on skin it will come off by scrubbing with soap and warm water.

All of our kits are created for all ages 5-105! Although we do not recommend the art kits for kids younger than 3 due to small parts, many kids ages 4-7 have lots of fun creating with these kits with some help from a parent or guardian. For example, Lulu who is featured on some of the art kit video’s is 7 years old. We are happy to help with recommendations for a specific person or event, just send us at email to admin@mctavishacademy.ca!

For bulk order discounts please send us an email to admin@mctavishacademy.ca, we will be happy to help!  It is helpful to include how many kits are you looking for, which kits you would like and where they are shipping to. Thank you, we look forward to creating with you!

Custom Project, Bulk Pricing or Exclusive Wholesale?

We are happy to connect with you! Please send us an email to admin@mctavishacademy.ca.
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These can be used for art classes, rentals, birthday parties, paint parties, yoga passes, events, art kits and more. Thank you for your support! We are also happy to create custom packages for you to make it just right. Give us a call or send an email to admin@mctavishacademy.ca and we are happy to assist
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