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.
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.
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.
Aging Artfully Program
A free art program for seniors in the Oceanside area sponsored by the Oceanside Community Arts Council (OCAC)
ART Open Studio
Facilitator: Heidi Abbott
Open studio group art therapy and project demos to enhance a creative practice.
Associate Faculty are those instructors who hold regular classes and workshops at the MAC, including our popular Art Bites program.
Mandala Artist – Art Bites
Mixed Media Artist – Art Bites
Relief Sculpture Artist – Art Bites
Charcoal and Pencil Artist – Art Bites and Workshops
Origami Artist – Art Bites