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.
Art of all kinds, music, dance, literature, yoga, traditional arts, visual arts can lift a community, we look forward to exploring them with you.
We have dedicated art, yoga, dance, music, photography and workshop studios. The academy is filled with works ...
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3 Sessions

For ages 7-10 yrs

Learn the basics of acrylics while painting wild and funky animals. Olivia, a future public school art teacher and practicing artist, will guide students through drawing animals, laying out composi... Read More

Mon-Wed -
9am - 12pm
McTavish Academy Of Art

For ages 7-11 yrs

Does your child love to dance and create? Tita & Tara are excited to share this summer camp with you! Making a Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty will be a week full of experiences that will provide part... Read More

Mon-Fri -
9am - 4pm
McTavish Academy Of Art

For ages 13-17 yrs

Come join us at the Academy to learn foundations for illustration and graphic design, with our comic book design workshop. After this series you will walk away with an understanding of character de... Read More

Mon-Fri -
1pm - 4pm
McTavish Academy Of Art

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November 23, 2017

I have watched the founders of McTavish Academy of Art dream, envision, and create a gem of a facility in North Saanich. They built this dream inside the much loved (but closed) McTavish Elementary school surrounded by peaceful farmland in a lovely neighbourhood. They have embraced the whole creative community young and old. Just walking into the facility is an experience with the local art displayed on the walls, fantastic music playing in the background and rooms filled with different events and activities from art classes, yoga, music and kids programs. When you meet the owners you can't help but be excited about what they are creating within the hallways. I was thrilled to hear they are offering programs for children - I wish they were open when my family was younger! Just go there and take a tour and see for yourself. You will be back!

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November 22, 2017

What an incredible space for the peninsula! I am so grateful for the amazing art classes, yoga classes and exciting events created for the community; not to mention the lovely people that we have met while at the space. There is something to do for all ages!!

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