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 Cub Club -Parent/tot Art Classes (ages 2-5) Apr 17 to Jun 19 05:00 PM-06:00 PM Unavailable
      Creative Cub Club -Parent/tot Art Classes Age range: 2 - 5 (parental participation is optional, however one parent/guardian must be present) Parents! 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. Taught by a professional 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.
      301946
      Tue from Apr 17 to Jun 19 (10 Sessions)
      05:00 PM-06:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club Art Classes -Ages 6-9 Apr 18 to Jun 20 03:45 PM-04:45 PM Unavailable
      Creative Kids Club Art Classes -Ages 6-9 Have you noticed a natural talent for art in your child? These classes allow kids to spread their artistic wings and discover a new passion. Taught by a professional artist, these classes have been specifically designed to explore the arts. These classes are age appropriate and focus on mediums such as drawing, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor painting, as well as oil and soft pastel, clay sculpture, and more. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an authentic gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. All supplies included.
      301947
      Wed from Apr 18 to Jun 20 (10 Sessions)
      03:45 PM-04:45 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Youth Club-Art Classes (ages 10-15) Apr 18 to Jun 20 05:00 PM-06:30 PM Unavailable
      Creative Youth Club-Art Classes (ages 10-15) Time to unleash your creativity with a variety of artistic materials! This 10 week art program is perfect for students that crave creative outlets! Lead by a professional artist, our students will gain experience with age appropriate projects. Exploring mediums such as drawing, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor paint, oil and soft pastel, as well as clay sculpture, collage and more. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an authentic gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. All supplies included
      301949
      Wed from Apr 18 to Jun 20 (10 Sessions)
      05:00 PM-06:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club Art Classes -Ages 6-9 Apr 19 to Jun 21 05:00 PM-06:00 PM Unavailable
      Creative Kids Club Art Classes -Ages 6-9 Have you noticed a natural talent for art in your child? These classes allow kids to spread their artistic wings and discover a new passion. Taught by a professional artist, these classes have been specifically designed to explore the arts. These classes are age appropriate and focus on mediums such as drawing, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor painting, as well as oil and soft pastel, clay sculpture, and more. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an authentic gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also complete an art portfolio to take home. All supplies included.
      301948
      Thu from Apr 19 to Jun 21 (10 Sessions)
      05:00 PM-06:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • GRAFFITI 101 Apr 19 to Jun 21 06:30 PM-08:00 PM Unavailable
      GRAFFITI 101 Looking for a new creative endeavor? Graffiti is not what most people think it is! In Graffiti 101 students will spend 10 weeks learning, both artistically and fundamentally as well. Artistically our students will discover lettering, calligraphy, reverse painting, sketching, and much more! Fundamentally our students will learn the history of Graffiti, how and why it is expressed, as well as the laws about respect of public and private property. Liam Renner is a very active local artist working mostly with our youth. At the end of the program, our graduates will experience an authentic gallery opening to display and present their creations. Students will also be given a sketch book to work from and take home at the end of the 10 weeks. All supplies included
      301956
      Thu from Apr 19 to Jun 21 (10 Sessions)
      06:30 PM-08:00 PM
      Pool View Room - #4 - Syne Room
  • Art Summer Camps

    • Playhouse Presentations Art Summer Camp (July 9-13) Jul 09 to Jul 13 07:30 AM-05:30 PM Available
      Playhouse Presentations Art Summer Camp (July 9-13) An incredible opportunity for those looking to explore their creative side in theatre, production, dance, visual art and music! During this week campers will work as a team to create, set design, produce and direct their very own production. All supplies included.
      301969
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Jul 09 to Jul 13 (5 Sessions)
      07:30 AM-05:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Rockin' Art Summer camp Jul 16 to Jul 20 07:30 AM-05:30 PM Available
      Rockin' Art Summer camp Inspiration for this camp stems from the movie “school of rock” where we will collaborate as a group to produce our very own band! We will utilize supplies to construct our own instruments and campers will work together to create, set design, produce and direct their very own production! All supplies included.
      301978
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Jul 16 to Jul 20 (5 Sessions)
      07:30 AM-05:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Animal Planet Art Summer Camp Jul 23 to Jul 27 07:30 AM-05:30 PM Available
      Animal Planet Art Summer Camp Let’s get wild! The theme of this week’s camp will be animals! Students will be able to create all things animal related! Using different techniques and media such as painting, drawing, collage and clay to create masks, paintings, habitat dioramas and more! We expect this camp to be a “roaring” good time. All supplies included.
      301979
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Jul 23 to Jul 27 (5 Sessions)
      07:30 AM-05:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Over the Rainbow Art Summer Camp Aug 13 to Aug 17 07:30 AM-05:30 PM Available
      Over the Rainbow Art Summer Camp With this theme we will explore visual arts through the hunt of what could be at the end of a rainbow! We will get creative using our problem solving and detective skills with geocaching, scavenger hunts and much more. All supplies included.
      301980
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 13 to Aug 17 (5 Sessions)
      07:30 AM-05:30 PM
      2nd Floor - Curved Area - Fit/Child Mind
    • The TINY GIANT Summer Art Camp Aug 20 to Aug 24 07:30 AM-05:30 PM Available
      The TINY GIANT Summer Art Camp All things art with this theme where the week will be a free ranged art attack! We will spend our time focusing more on individual projects by getting creative with the TINY to GIANT spectrum! Your little artist will have a lot of fun with the space and supplies to discover what they really can be capable of! All Supplies Included.
      301981
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 20 to Aug 24 (5 Sessions)
      07:30 AM-05:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Earthy Art Summer Camp Aug 27 to Aug 31 07:30 AM-05:30 PM Available
      Earthy Art Summer Camp Art in Nature theme for this week! It’s time to explore nature in art and art in nature. Capturing scenes around the MacDonald Island Park, we will discover, paint and create the beauty around us! We will focus on creating with nature, spending time discovering how nature can be art, and how art was made before we had art supplies! We will focus on creating from recycled products and how we can reuse what is already around us! All supplies included.
      301982
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 27 to Aug 31 (5 Sessions)
      07:30 AM-05:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room

Adult Programs

  • Art Lessons - Adults

    • Makeup Basics 101 Jun 16 04:30 PM-06:30 PM Available
      Makeup Basics 101: Instructor: Darlene Scharf - This class will provide you a great foundation on Makeup Basics and teach you the skills you need to feel confident in your own Makeup Application.
      4000225
      Sat Jun 16 (1 Sessions)
      04:30 PM-06:30 PM
      Pool View Room - #4 - Syne Room
    • Acrylic Fox Painting Jun 24 10:00 AM-01:00 PM Available
      Acrylic Fox Painting: Instructor: Kritsana Naowakhun In this workshop you will learn how to use basic structure drawing and explore the painting process of under painting and brush strokes while understanding the basics of the realistic painting process and it is not as difficult as you think
      4000224
      Sun Jun 24 (1 Sessions)
      10:00 AM-01:00 PM
      Pool View Room - #4 - Syne Room