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 Youth Club Jan 09 to Mar 19 06:30 PM-08:00 PM future
      Creative Youth Club
      Age range: 13-17
      This 10-week art program is perfect for students that crave more advanced creative outlets. 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. *All supplies include*
      7001232
      Thu from Jan 09 to Mar 19 (10 Sessions)
      06:30 PM-08:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club (Intermediate/Advanced) Jan 09 to Mar 19 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, Classes 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.
      7001231
      Thu from Jan 09 to Mar 19 (10 Sessions)
      05:00 PM-06:15 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Cub Club! (Parent and Tot Class) Jan 07 to Mar 17 04:00 PM-05:00 PM future
      Creative Cub Club! (Parent and Tot Class)
      Age range: 2.5 - 5
      This 10-week art program taught by an experienced artist, these classes will offer a unique opportunity to explore the arts. Each class will focus on an age appropriate art project for both parent and child.
      *All supplies included*
      *Parent/guardian participation is optional; however, one parent/guardian must be present*

      7001228
      Tue from Jan 07 to Mar 17 (10 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Kids Club (Beginner) Jan 07 to Mar 17 05:30 PM-06:45 PM future
      Creative Kids Club (Beginner)
      Age range: 6-12
      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.
      *All supplies included*

      7001229
      Tue from Jan 07 to Mar 17 (10 Sessions)
      05:30 PM-06:45 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • 3D ART Kids Club (all levels) Jan 08 to Mar 18 05:15 PM-06:30 PM future
      3D ART Kids Club (all levels)
      Age range: 6-12
      In this class 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*
      7001230
      Wed from Jan 08 to Mar 18 (10 Sessions)
      05:15 PM-06:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room

Adult Programs

  • Art Lessons - Adults

    • Watercolor Seascapes 18+ Adult Art Workshop Jan 25 11:00 AM-01:00 PM future
      18+ Adult Art Workshop
      7001233
      Sat Jan 25 (1 Sessions)
      11:00 AM-01:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Pastel Portraits 18+ Adult Art Workshop Mar 14 11:00 AM-01:00 PM future
      18+ Adult Art Workshop
      7001234
      Sat Mar 14 (1 Sessions)
      11:00 AM-01:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Landscapes 18+ Adult Art Workshop May 02 11:00 AM-01:00 PM future
      18+ Adult Art Workshop
      7001235
      Sat May 02 (1 Sessions)
      11:00 AM-01:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room