SPAC Winter/Spring 2018

January Coffee Party!!

Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 2:00-4:00 pm
McTavish Academy of Art* – 1720 McTavish Road, a little past the Roost Cafe.

Come dressed in your best 1950’s gear if you wish as we celebrate the decade that SPAC was started! Please bring a plate of sweets or savouries.

We need a few more volunteers to sign up to help make this event a success. Volunteers will need to come at 1:00 pm on the 21st.
   * NOTE: NEW location for the Coffee Party

This meeting is the last opportunity to sign up for the SPAC Mini Workshops!

Check which MiniWorkshops are Available (as of January 5/18)

***Don’t forget the Mini Workshops are being held at McTAVISH ACADEMY of ART, 1720 McTavish Road North Saanich.

Remember to bring your name tag to the meeting. You must have it to win one of the door prizes!

**NOTE: Change in times for some of our monthly meetings.
     • February, March
         DAYTIME  2-4 pm
     • April, May, June
         EVENING   7-9 pm
All meetings will continue to be on the first Monday of the month.

SPAC celebrating in the new year!

New and exciting things are coming up in the new 2017-2018 SPAC year. See below for updates on our 65th Anniversary celebration! The guest artist workshops for the next year have just been announced (see workshops page) and there are some very talented & well known artists who will be sharing their expertise with us.

SPAC has now moved deeper into the social media world and has launched its own Facebook page which can be found at Our Social Media Chair, Susan Siemens, has also set up Instagram! You can contact her at, subject line ‘Social Media’  or on the facebook page.

This is really exciting as we can all show samples of our artwork on it – a perfect and easy way to show our talent to the world. There will be lots of links to art magazine articles, seminars & videos and tips on art making. Everyone is invited to contribute. FYI – Susan will help with ‘technical issues’!

SPAC is now 65!

The Board has a 65th Anniversary Committee who is very busy planning the year long celebration & looking for volunteers to join in. There are several special events taking place throughout 2018.

• Monday, January 29 at 10AM – a guided tour of the One Tree Exhibit at the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria.
• February 15 – 21 –  ‘Taste of Tulista’ – a sample show of various activities that take place at Tulista Art Centre during the year.
•  June 25 – July 1   ‘SPACTIVITY’ – a series of art related activities all week: an art show, demonstrations, en plein air competition (with prizes); children’s painting area; a raffle and an information tent.  Held at Tulista Art Centre.

This is your chance to participate and celebrate a major milestone
for SPAC!

John Moloney, our Archives Chair, has found the following information about SPAC’s inception:
Originally formed as the ‘Saanich Peninsula Arts Centre’ it later became known as ‘Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts’, and on March 25,1977 was incorporated as the ‘Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society.’