School Outreach

What is the School Outreach Program?

LunarFest School Outreach Program aims to encourage students in learning about the diversity in their environment. Through our craft workshops, we are inspiring creativity and sharing stories. 

Every year, LunarFest brings arts and culture into classrooms. While the Lunar New Year is typically celebrated by Asian cultures, we believe the more the merrier. Using fun, interactive activities, we ask students to think about the stories they grew up with, and be curious about the stories of their friends and neighbours. 

In the Year of the Dragon, let’s use our hands and imagination to create a society where everyone is Born to Be Free!

Online Program
Jan 22 - Feb 8

Leaping Dragon Workshop

Dragons are vastly different from one culture to the next. Their appearances vary greatly, their powers even more so, but there’s one thing that is the same across the many legends: 

Dragons are Born to Be Free!

This paper craft is a dragon that never stops reaching for the skies. Conquer your favourite colours, decide on how many legs your dragon has, and soar into the air with your handmade dragon! The sky’s the limit.

What kind of dragon represents the real you?

There is no wrong answer, and only one rule—be brave and be true to yourself!

Onsite Program
Feb 5 - 9
Location: Metro Square, 3636 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON L3R 1K9

Dragon Charm of Freedom Workshop

Did you know that dragons of the East do not have wings? Dragons are mythical creatures that are related to natural elements and phenomena. They are free to go wherever they want, the sky, the water, and anywhere else—so free, they don’t even need wings!

Let’s make our own dragon charms to protect us wherever we go. Using shrink paper and your favourite colours, this keychain will surely inspire you to chase after freedom. What does it mean to be as free as a dragon?

Onsite Program
Feb 5 - 9
Location: Metro Square, 3636 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON L3R 1K9

Colour the Dragon Workshop

Dragons are magic! They can fly, they can twist into funny shapes, and they can even change colours!

The scales of the dragon are something unique. Just like the colours of our skin, or our names, or our taste in food. Each one reflects something unique, like each of us standing together. Pieced together along the dragon’s graceful shape, it colours a beautiful creature like no other.

This group project uses polarize film sheets, light, and a little imagination to create dragons as majestic and bold as every one of us. Like the colourful dragons that dive through the air, we are free to change and grow.

Let’s create a dragon that represents the Canada you see around you!

LunarFest Vancouver is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose cultures and stories inspire us to bring communities together.