Author Archive for The MAC

Beatrix Potter: Victorian Rebel, Victorian Genius

Beatrix Potter

A TALES FOR THE TELLING EVENT Featuring Marva K. Blackmore, Qualicum Beach You loved her stories, but did you really know her? Her story may break your heart, but her resilience and brilliance can mend it. Friday, January 26,2017 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) Tickets $18 ($15 for OCAC Members) Tickets available online or at the MAC office PICK…

Writing the Watercolour Workshop

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Create an image using watercolour washes then write what inspires you to illustrate with words textures, shapes, line and tell the hidden story or paint the poem. Wednesday, February 7 – 28: 1-3 pm Price: $45.00: supplies not included Instructor: Betsy Symons MA To register contact: This class is for beginners and intermediate artists wanting to explore the blending of…

Mike Rud in Concert

Mike Rud

“the State of the Art of Canadian Jazz guitar…” Join us for a live recording with Mike Rud, featuring Brian Buchanan (keyboards), Ken Lister (bass) and Hans Verhoeven (drums). Saturday, January 13th at 7:30 pm Tickets available now:  Get them online or at the MAC office!

Zentangle Basics Class


This is the perfect time of year to explore your inner artist! Humans are born with a drive to create.  Zentangle is a simple, relaxing and fun way to get in touch with your creative side. Even if you think you can’t draw, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!  It’s also a great way to unplug from a…

Saskia and Darrel: The Great Plains

Coming January 12, 2018 Saskia & Darrel; The Great Plains

For those who do not know Saskia and Darrel yet………..come on down to meet them…they are very friendly. They are certainly no strangers to Vancouver Island as they have played up and down every Canadian highway and byway with their delightful show.  Friday, January 12, 2018 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) Tickets $18 ($15 for OCAC Members) available…

Festival of Tiny Trees is here!

Bidding now open - closes Dec 19

 – Slideshow of Entries –  Join the fun with our 2nd Annual Festival of Tiny Trees Fundraiser!  Bid on your favourite handcrafted wreath, swag or tiny tree.* Purchase a one-of-a-kind original Christmas ornament from our tree in the Oceanside Gallery, or find that perfect gift in our Artisan Gift Shop. All proceeds support the MAC and our programs Thank you…