Join us for the best field trip around! Your class will not only visit our Imagination Stations but will create alongside our professional artist instructors in a variety of disciplines. Skating at the Minoru Arenas during lunchtime is also available at no extra cost.

Creativity Classes provide an in-depth artistic experience for your students and allow you to absorb methods and ideas that can be implemented within your classroom. Grades 1-7 classes attend two Creativity Classes while Kindergartners attend one Creativity Class and the noon hour performance.

Located in various locations around the building, participate in Imagination Stations between classes; these include Scratch Animation with Cinevolution, Balloon Twisting, Tiaras and Crowns, Face Painting, Tie-Dye T-shirts, Spin Art, Jackson Pollock-inspired Painting, Kindness Rocks, Graffiti Wall, Printing Press, Drawing Table, Soo Gee Ghet: New Generation – Interactive Storytelling, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting


Some exciting Creativity Classes being offered in 2018 include: Dance and Movement, Clay, Our Glorious Sky Silk Hoop Painting, Taiko Drumming and authors workshops with Edward Lee Fodi, Tanya Lloyd Kai, Ashley Spires and Kallie George
February 13 – 16, 2017 (SOLD OUT)
Cost: $12.00 per student



Just want to congratulate you for putting so many smiles on the faces of the Whiteside students. They came back to school with those great paper hats and art work and had such a great day. Our teachers were exhausted in a great way and really enjoyed the day. Once again, you have put together a first class event and I wish you all the best in the next few days of the festival.

— Mark David, Directeur Adjoint/Vice Principal, École Élémentaire James Whiteside Elementary School

My kids described it as “the best field trip ever” Thanks for giving them a special memorable experience!

— Liz Stephenson, Whiteside Elementary Grade 3/4 teacher English

I wanted to let you know that the children of Noah’s Ark are always very impressed by their experiences at the Festival each year, as they often chatter happily together remembering their past Festival memories! This year was no exception as our Festival field trip days were eagerly anticipated by all.

Please pass on a big THANK YOU to the wonderful educational leaders with whom our children worked at the Richmond Children’s Festival for two days this past week (Circus Arts, Puppetry, Clay Work, First Nations Storytelling, Drama Workshop and Performance Theatre). Our guides were highly professional, patient and thorough. The variety and quality of creative programming was exceptional and directly supported the educational learning outcomes for the Arts which we work towards at school within the confines of an often limited classroom framework and resources.

For such a young group (5-8 yrs), our students were completely engaged every step of the way, as you can see by their shining faces. Our school parents, teachers and the children are grateful to have these types of learning opportunities available to them right in our own community. As educators, it makes us very proud to live and work in Richmond where this type of event for the arts is supported and nurtured. Please count us in for 2013!

— Adina Priel and Regena Narayan, Teachers, Noah’s Ark School