MAC SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

At the MAC our goal is to help you learn to express yourself freely through art.  We believe the art of creating is more important than the end product itself.

Creating art helps us achieve a deeper understanding and awareness of the world around us.

With that in mind, the MAC’s School for the Creative Arts programs encourage everyone to explore art as a means of expression, regardless of their experience and skill level.

School for the Creative Arts Faculty

Margery Blom, Faculty Director

Margery Blom  BFA is an oil paint artist specializing in scenes from Vancouver Island. Margery displays in galleries all over the Island, is an active member of FCA, and has a BEd degree.  You can find Margery as Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre.

Margery has been instrumental in sourcing instructors for the MAC’s School for the Creative Arts programs and is also a member of the MAC’s Gallery Committee.

Margery’s website

Rhonda Roy, Faculty Administrator

Rhonda Roy is a Zentangle artist and Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She has a BEd. Degree, has taught in public schools and privately, and as a School Trustee, was part of developing educational policy at the school district level.  Rhonda is also a Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre.

Rhonda believes we are all born with a need and an ability to create, and that it’s important to awaken that creative side in us all.

Rhonda’s website

School for the Creative Arts Programs

Art Bites Program

Coordinators: Margery Blom and Rhonda Roy

A variety of 2-hour introductory classes, with materials included, designed to let individuals try out different mediums to see what they like.

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Aging Artfully Program

A free art program for seniors in the Oceanside area sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council  (OCAC)

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Students and volunteer in Aging Artfully program

ART Open Studio

Facilitator:  Heidi Abbott

Open studio group art therapy and project demos to enhance a creative practice.

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Associate Faculty

Associate Faculty are those instructors who hold regular classes and workshops at the MAC, including our popular Art Bites program.

Heidi Abbott

Mixed Media Artist – ART Open Studio and Art Bites

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Margery Blom

Water Mixable Oils Artist – Art Bites and Workshops

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Margie Davidson

Textile Artist – Art Bites and Workshops

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artist Margie Davidson

Carla Flegel

Watercolour Artist – Art Bites and Workshops

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watercololur image of teacups - Art Bites class with Carla Flegel

Debra Hagen

Mosaic Artist – Art Bites and Workshops

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mosaic for Fresh Start entry

Joan Larson

Pastel Artist – Art Bites and Workshops

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Merrilyn Laursen

Mixed Media Artist – Art Bites

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Judi Malcolm

Mandala Artist – Art Bites

Deborah Nicol

Abstract Acrylics Artist – Art Bites

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Abstract painting by Deborah Nicol

Lynn Orriss

Mixed Media Artist – Art Bites

Joanne Purdy

Relief Sculpture Artist – Art Bites

Relief sculpture of cala lilies - Art Bites class with Joanne Purdy

Rhonda Roy

Zentangle Artist – Art Bites and Workshops

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Catherine Trembath

Mixed Media Artist, Art Bites and Creative Kids Instructor

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Shino Yoneda

Origami Artist – Art Bites