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 Available
      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 Available
      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 Available
      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 Available
      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 Available
      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

Adult Programs

Arts & Culture

Art Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday: 5:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Stat Holidays: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Projects

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