Arts & Culture

Arts and culture are critical components of healthy, strong and vibrant communities; MacDonald Island Park is committed to contributing to the community through arts and culture initiatives designed to meet the needs of residents. Home to the Kirschner Family Community Art Gallery and the Mi Dance Academy, MacDonald Island Park also has a collection of public art pieces located at the TOTAL Aboriginal Interpretive Trail.

We encourage and promote creativity by providing opportunities to explore the arts!

Artist Opportunities

If you are an artist and would like to exhibit or teach, or if you love art and would like to be involved as a volunteer please contact a member of our Arts & Culture Team. Additionally, if you would like to be kept up to date on upcoming exhibitions, arts and culture programs and other exciting developments in the Arts and Culture department please join our mailing list.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to be part of the many art related exhibitions, events and programs at MacDonald Island Park.

Youth Programs

  • Art Lessons - 17 & Under

    • Creative Kids Club (Intermediate) Jan 09 to Mar 20 05:15 PM-06:30 PM Available
      Creative Kids Club (Intermediate)
      Age 6-12
      Has your child attended our Art classes in the past? These classes allow kids to spread their artistic wings and grow their passion for creativity and Art. With the basics already in their tool belt, they are able to work with more elaborate ideas and creations. Taught by an experienced artist, these classes have been specifically designed to explore the arts further. Classes are age appropriate and focus on mediums such as charcoal, acrylic and watercolor painting, soft pastel, clay sculpture and more! At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an art gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. *All supplies included*
      4000621
      Wed from Jan 09 to Mar 20 (10 Sessions)
      05:15 PM-06:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club (Beginner) Jan 08 to Mar 19 05:30 PM-06:45 PM Available
      Creative Kids Club (Beginner)
      Ages 6-12
      Have you noticed a natural talent for art in your child? These classes allow kids to spread their artistic wings and discover a new creative passion. Taught by an experienced artist, these classes have been specifically designed to explore technique while learning the basic elements of design. These classes are age appropriate and focus on mediums such as charcoal, acrylic painting, soft pastel, and clay. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an art gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. *All supplies included*
      4000620
      Tue from Jan 08 to Mar 19 (10 Sessions)
      05:30 PM-06:45 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club (Advanced) Apr 10 to Jun 12 06:00 PM-07:15 PM Available
      Creative Kids Club (Advanced)
      Age range: 6-12
      This advanced 10-week art program is for our artists that have attended Creative Kids club multiple times. With the additional experience, skills and knowledge, gained from previous sessions, our students are able to utilize time to focus more on the quality of their creative pieces. These age appropriate classes, taught by an experienced artist, have been specifically designed to explore the arts further as they focus on mediums such as charcoal, acrylic and watercolor painting, soft pastel, clay sculpture and more! At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an art gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. *All supplies included*
      7000581
      Wed from Apr 10 to Jun 12 (10 Sessions)
      06:00 PM-07:15 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club (Intermediate) Apr 10 to Jun 19 04:30 PM-05:45 PM Available
      Creative Kids Club (Intermediate)
      Age range: 6-12
      Has your child attended our Art classes in the past? With the basics already in their tool belt, our students are able to work with more elaborate ideas and creations. In this 10-week art program taught by an experienced artist, classes are age appropriate and have been specifically designed to explore the arts further as they focus on mediums such as charcoal, acrylic and watercolor painting, soft pastel, clay sculpture and more! At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an art gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. *All supplies included*
      7000580
      Wed from Apr 10 to Jun 19 (10 Sessions)
      04:30 PM-05:45 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Cub Club! (Parent and Tot Class) Apr 09 to Jun 18 04:00 PM-05:00 PM Available
      Creative Cub Club! (Parent and Tot Class)
      Age range: 2.5 - 5
      Are you looking to gain some artistic experience to share with your kids? Does your child have an interest in art? These classes are age appropriate and focus on creative and artistic parent-child interaction. This 10-week art program taught by an experienced artist, these classes will offer a unique opportunity to explore the arts. Discover untapped creative talents and gain more artistic experiences! Each class will focus on an age appropriate art project for both parent and child. At the end of the program, our graduates will take home a creative art portfolio.*All supplies included*
      *Parent/guardian participation is optional, however one parent/guardian must be present*
      7000578
      Tue from Apr 09 to Jun 18 (10 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club (Beginner) Apr 09 to Jun 18 05:30 PM-06:45 PM Available
      Creative Kids Club (Beginner)
      Age range: 6-12
      Have you noticed a natural talent for art in your child? These classes allow kids to spread their artistic wings and discover a new creative passion. This 10-week art program taught by an experienced artist has been specifically designed to explore technique while learning the basic elements of design. These age appropriate classes focus on mediums such as charcoal, acrylic painting, soft pastel, and clay. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an art gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. *All supplies included*
      7000579
      Tue from Apr 09 to Jun 18 (10 Sessions)
      05:30 PM-06:45 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Youth Club Apr 11 to Jun 20 05:00 PM-06:30 PM Available
      Creative Youth Club
      Age range: 12-17
      Time to unleash your creativity with a variety of artistic materials! This 10-week art program is perfect for students that crave more advanced creative outlets. Lead by an experienced artist, our students will explore art even further with age appropriate projects. This class works with mediums such as charcoal, acrylic and watercolor painting, soft pastel, clay sculpture, collage and more. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an art gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. *All supplies include*
      7000582
      Thu from Apr 11 to Jun 20 (10 Sessions)
      05:00 PM-06:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room

Adult Programs

  • Art Lessons - Adults

    • Creative Adult Club (Beginner) Jan 10 to Mar 21 07:00 PM-09:00 PM Unavailable
      Creative Adult Club (Beginner)
      “Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques”
      Would you like to develop your artistic vision, but feel that you wouldn`t know where to start?
      Whether you are just starting off, or already have some knowledge, this class will help you develop your skills and potential! This course will provide you with an introduction to a variety of media and basic techniques in drawing and painting. *Basic supplies included*

      4000623
      Thu from Jan 10 to Mar 21 (10 Sessions)
      07:00 PM-09:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Adult Club (Beginner) Apr 11 to Jun 20 07:00 PM-09:00 PM Available
      Creative Adult Club (Beginner)
      Age range: 18 +
      “Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques”
      Would you like to develop your artistic vision, but feel that you wouldn`t know where to start?
      Whether you are just starting off, or already have some knowledge, this class will help you develop your skills and potential! This course will provide you with an introduction to a variety of media and basic techniques in drawing and painting. *Basic supplies included*
      7000583
      Thu from Apr 11 to Jun 20 (10 Sessions)
      07:00 PM-09:00 PM
      2nd Floor - Curved Area - Fit/Child Mind