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 and Tot Class) Sep 17 to Nov 19 04:00 PM-05:00 PM future
      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
    • Creative Youth Club Sep 19 to Nov 28 06:30 PM-08:00 PM future
      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*
      7001024
      Thu from Sep 19 to Nov 28 (10 Sessions)
      06:30 PM-08:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club (Intermediate/Advanced ) Sep 19 to Nov 28 05:00 PM-06:15 PM future
      Creative Kids Club (Intermediate/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*
      7001026
      Thu from Sep 19 to Nov 28 (10 Sessions)
      05:00 PM-06:15 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • 3D Kids Club (all levels) Sep 18 to Nov 20 05:15 PM-06:30 PM future
      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 Kids Club (Beginner) Sep 17 to Nov 19 05:30 PM-06:45 PM future
      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
  • Art Summer Camps

    • Earthy Art Camp Aug 19 to Aug 23 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      Earthy Art Copy
      An art in nature theme will take over 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.
      7000715
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 19 to Aug 23 (5 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • 7 wonders Art camp Aug 26 to Aug 30 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      7 wonders Art camp

      Our last camp of the season’s theme will focus on the Seven Wonders of the World. As our campers get creative we will have the opportunity to explore some incredible monuments that are all over our beautiful planet. This camp will be packed full of fun, creative learning, and exploration. All supplies included.
      7000716
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 26 to Aug 30 (5 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room

Adult Programs

  • Art Lessons - Adults

    • Adults: Intro to Drawing and Colour Harmony Sep 18 to Nov 20 07:00 PM-09:00 PM future
      Adults: Intro to Drawing and Colour Harmony
      Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
      Age range: 18+
      Description: This course introduces students to a range of media and techniques in drawing and painting. Students will learn the elements of design while practicing line, shape, texture and space. Two projects will be completed by the end of the 10 classes. *All supplies included*
      7001025
      Wed from Sep 18 to Nov 20 (10 Sessions)
      07:00 PM-09:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room