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 (Advanced) Apr 10 to Jun 12 06:00 PM-07:15 PM Unavailable
      Creative Kids Club (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*
      7000581
      Wed from Apr 10 to Jun 12 (10 Sessions)
      06:00 PM-07:15 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creative Cub Club! (Parent and Tot Class) Apr 09 to Jun 18 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*
      7000578
      Tue from Apr 09 to Jun 18 (10 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
  • Art Summer Camps

    • Creative Canada Art Camp Jul 02 to Jul 05 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      Creative Canada Art Camp
      Start the summer off exploring Canada, creatively! This week’s theme will focus on Canadian artists, Canada’s art history, and what makes Canada incredible. Working with all mediums our campers will experience workshops such as, flag making, landscape paintings, Canadian animal puppets, and the list goes on! All supplies included.

      Please note: There will be no camp on Canada Day, but be sure to check out our Complimentary Canada Day celebrations here at MacDonald Island Park.
      7000708
      Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Jul 02 to Jul 05 (4 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Animal Planet Art Camp Jul 08 to Jul 12 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      Animal Planet Art 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.
      7000709
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Jul 08 to Jul 12 (5 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Rockin’ Art Camp Jul 15 to Jul 19 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      Rockin’ Art 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.
      7000710
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Jul 15 to Jul 19 (5 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Over the Rainbow Art Camp Jul 22 to Jul 26 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      Over the Rainbow Art 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.
      7000711
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Jul 22 to Jul 26 (5 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • The TINY GIANT Art Camp Jul 29 to Aug 02 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      The TINY GIANT Art Camp
      Get ready for all things art, with this theme 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 are capable of! All Supplies Included.
      7000712
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Jul 29 to Aug 02 (5 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Playhouse Presentations Art Camp Aug 06 to Aug 09 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      Playhouse Presentations Art Camp
      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.
      7000713
      Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 06 to Aug 09 (4 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • Creation Station Art Camp Aug 12 to Aug 16 08:00 AM-04:30 PM Available
      Creation Station Art Camp
      The theme for this week will be creative freedom! We will explore what comes naturally to our campers. Exploring mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, paper mache, drawing, book making and more! If your child is a free spirit when it comes to their creativity this camp is for them. All supplies included.
      7000714
      Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Aug 12 to Aug 16 (5 Sessions)
      08:00 AM-04:30 PM
      Snye Pool View Room
    • 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