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 (Beginner) Sep 17 to Nov 19 05:30 PM-06:45 PM Unavailable
      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*
      7001023
      Tue from Sep 17 to Nov 19 (10 Sessions)
      05:30 PM-06:45 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • 3D Kids Club (all levels) Sep 18 to Nov 20 05:15 PM-06:30 PM Unavailable
      3D Kids Club (all levels)
      Wednesdays, 5:15pm – 6:30pm
      Age range: 6-12
      In this class students will discover the art of the third dimension! Students will explore the world of sculpture by experimenting and building objects with clay, fabric, foam, boards and more. Recycling art will be also an important part of this course. At the end of the program, our graduates will take home their creative objects. *All supplies included*
      7001027
      Wed from Sep 18 to Nov 20 (10 Sessions)
      05:15 PM-06:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Cub Club (Parent and Tot Class) Sep 17 to Nov 19 04:00 PM-05:00 PM Unavailable
      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*
      7001022
      Tue from Sep 17 to Nov 19 (10 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room

Adult Programs

  • Art Lessons - Adults

    • Pallet Knife Art Nov 30 10:00 AM-01:00 PM Waitlist
      Pallet Knife Art:
      Description: Whatever your level of experience, you will learn and expand your skills while enjoying creative time in our studio! All participants will create a piece guided by a professional local artist. All supplies included.
      Instructor: Katya Petuhova
      7001161
      Sat Nov 30 (1 Sessions)
      10:00 AM-01:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Pallet Knife Art II Dec 07 10:00 AM-01:00 PM Available
      Pallet Knife Art:
      Description: Whatever your level of experience, you will learn and expand your skills while enjoying creative time in our studio! All participants will create a piece guided by a professional local artist. All supplies included.
      Instructor: Katya Petuhova
      7001300
      Sat Dec 07 (1 Sessions)
      10:00 AM-01:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room