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We appreciate you taking the time to enter the giveaway and for all the positive comments on social media. What a fun and creative community!

As a family run community art centre we take great pride in the design and creation of our programs and art kits, but also in the stories and pictures shared with us of the experiences they help facilitate.

Before we announce the winners (listed below) we wanted to take a quick moment to share a few announcements with you:

25% discount on all art kits, 1 week only:

As an extra bonus for entering this giveaway and sharing your favourite art kit, we wanted to share a 25% discount that can be used for art kits until Sunday, May 22nd. Enter code: create2022
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4 New art kits added:

We are excited to announce the addition of 4 new art kits we just completed! Three of these art kits are also our first to include watercolours. Coastal Bear, Victoria BC, Snail Mail and Vancouver Island Bear.

Bring our art kits closer to you:

We are looking to connect with locally owned toy stores or gift shops across Canada that would be interested in carrying our art kits. If you know of a local shop in your area, please send us your suggestions so we can reach out and connect. Thank you for your help!

And the Winners are……..

3rd Prize: Alana L. (Favourite Kit – 3D Bison)
2nd Prize: Sam S. (Favourite Kit – Howling Wolves)
1st Prize: Lydia H. (Favourite Kit – 3D Whale)

We have already contact all 3 winners directly with details of how to claim their prize. First name and last initial were used for all entrants privacy but we have asked if winners would be open to sharing a picture once receiving their prize. Thank you for entering and congratulations to the winners. All the best and we hope you have fun creating!

Designed, laser cut and packaged on Vancouver Island, BC.

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Ready to assemble art kits. All supplies included.

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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 wood. woods 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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