Art Kits

CREATIVITY FOR ALL AGES

These ready to assemble kits are created and packaged locally by the team at
McTavish Academy Of Art on Vancouver Island, BC.
$15 flat rate shipping across Canada or free local pickup!

Love love love this place! It inspires me every time I go there to paint.

Teri K.

The most creative and inspiring place on the Saanich Peninsula! We are lucky to have this place!

Patrick S.

An inspiring place! Love everything they’re doing here and only wish we lived closer!

Tayler K.

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

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 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 laser cut wooden pieces, paints, brushes, wood glue 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. Orders are created and ready for pickup/shipping within 48 business hours Monday-Friday. For local pick up order, once your order is placed please email us at admin@mctavishacademy.ca to request a day for pick up Monday-Saturday and we will have your kits ready at the front entrance.

If you would like to request a rush order/shipping, alternative pickup time or have any questions please send us an email to admin@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 admin@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 and it will be ready within 48 business hours from the time you place your order. To arrange a day for pick up please send us an email to admin@mctavishacademy.ca about 2 days after you place your order to arrange a day and time for pick up Monday-Saturday.

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 arrange pick up.

If you would like to request a rush order/shipping, alternative pickup time or have any questions please send us an email to admin@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 Baltic Birch wood sourced from a local wood shop. 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!

Are you looking for a custom project?

We are happy to work with you to create custom pieces with your design ideas and inspirations! We will work with our team of artists to create a custom art kit with you. We even offer custom engraving so we can include a message or your company logo in the design! To find out more, send us an email to admin@mctavishacademy.ca.
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