McMillan Arts Centre - Oceanside Community Arts Council

September 2016 Exhibits at the MAC

SEPTEMBER promises to be a month of great exhibits at the MAC with 3 exciting and different solo and group exhibitions! OPENING EXHIBIT RECEPTION:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 1-3PM JENN WILLIAMSON is an abstract, impressionist painter.  Rather than creating a literal image she seeks to capture a feeling or experience, allowing the viewer to discover something personal and meaningful to them. …

Sound Connection Choir now at the MAC

Sound Connection

Sound Connection Choir is perfect for women and men who love singing; no experience is necessary. Sing both contemporary and international music in two or three part harmony.  Vocalists will receive instruction and guidance on vocal technique, harmony and improvisational singing.  Each singer will receive recordings of the songs and the lyrics. Thursdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Beginning September…

Leaves of Gold Zentangle Class – Jerryann Haggart


In this autumn themed workshop we will begin  Leaves of Gold with pages from an old tome of inspirational writings, where we create ‘found’ poetry, learn easy ways to paint     beautiful fall leaves with Twinkling H2O watercolours, and then turn it into a ZIA  (Zentangle inspired Art) with tangles between the leaves… truly a showpiece when finished! During our time together we…

Group Music Lessons – MAC School for the Creative Arts


Research shows how music lessons can boost memory and improve brain development.   Learning in a group setting is also cost effective, as well as social and fun for teens to seniors!  Two classes are being offered this fall; Beginners’ Classical Guitar and Beginners’ Recorder. Sunday afternoons, October 2 – December 11, 2016 1:30-3:00 pm Register before September 18, 2016 by…

Painting Classes with Norma Emerson


BE INSPIRED to paint by Canada’s Group of Seven starting with Lawren Harris and Frederick Varley. Use watercolours or acrylics; all levels of development are welcome. $120.00 for 8 classes held at the MAC Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, noon October 11 – November 29, 2016 Call instructor Norma Emerson, B.Ed., to register: 250 752-9057 or  email