Welcome to Arts IQ

What is Arts IQ?

Arts IQ is Canada’s premiere online performing arts platform where professional artists from across Canada offer inspiring, engaging and educational virtual programs and performances for students of all ages.

We work with nationally recognized and award-winning school touring artists from a variety of artistic disciplines, including music, theatre, dance to storytelling.

Arts IQ Principles

Arts IQ virtual programs are guided around three basic principles to inspire students to become life-long creative learners: entertain, engage and educate.

We offer educators easy access to a roster of curated artists who have years of experience delivering professional arts performances and workshops in schools, theatres and festivals across Canada and internationally.

Arts IQ content is fresh and relevant, and also supports arts education in schools, which has been subject to budget cuts by school districts for many years. Arts IQ virtual programs support educators in their teaching practice and inspire students to learn through the arts.

Best of all, Arts IQ programs are virtually delivered into your classroom, and can be accessed anytime throughout the school year as soon as you sign up your class or school.

Meet the artists


Kung Jaadee

Indigenous storyteller, educator and author

Professional storyteller, educator and author Kung Jaadee, belonging to the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations, shares her telling of famous Haida and Squamish legends, which have universal teachings.

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Karima Essa

Award-winning Bollywood choreographer, performer and instructor

Karima Essa is one of Canada’s top Bollywood dancers, choreographers and instructors, who is also a three-time National Dance Champion and two-time semi-finalist on OMNI TV’s reality dance show Bollywood Star. She teaches captivating Bollywood dance workshops with her signature charm, humor and flair.

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Will et Seeka

Learn and sing a second language with Will et Seeka

Will et Seeka — of Will’s Jams and Seeka Sings — are nationally recognized musicians and educators who both have a passion for music, languages, and childhood education. Their new French virtual program, “Will et Seeka: Amis avec tout le monde,” includes downloadable French songs and instrumental tracks, lyric music videos, lesson ideas and printable worksheets.

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Will’s Jams

A JUNO-nominated bilingual musician and educator and one of Canada’s top touring artists in schools

Will Stroet of Will’s Jams is a JUNO-nominated bilingual musician, educator (BA and BEd) and former CBC Kids TV star. Since 2005, he’s performed 2,000+ shows in schools, festivals and theatres across Canada and China. As a former French immersion music teacher, Will’s developed top notch school concerts, which are highly interactive, educational and full of witty wordplay and sing-along choruses.

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Candy Bones Theatre

Award-winning physical theatre and clowning

Candice Roberts is an award-winning actor and the artistic director of Candy Bones Theatre. She is dedicated to creating and sharing innovative and original theatre works of artistic excellence for young audiences. Her hilarious physical theatre shows, “Ideas Bobert” and “Oopsie,” weave physical comedy, music, movement, tap dance and clowning and share inspiring messages for students.

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The Blues Berries

Popular and rockin’ blues music history shows for kids

Performing for 20+ years in schools across North America, The Blues Berries have created popular historical music shows about the blues for young audiences, including Blues Rocks and The History of the Blues featuring popular soul-singer Dawn Pemberton.

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Gord’s Guitars

JUNO award-winning guitarist and composer

Gord’s Guitars is one person, seven guitars and an oud and is a musical journey about the the history of guitar around the world.

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Booking Live Shows

Arts IQ Artists may also be booked by teachers, schools, school districts and other organizations for live and livestream performances. For bookings, visit pebblestarartists.com and contact Kim at (604) 727-4413 or bookings@pebblestarartists.com to discuss your event.

Format & Pricing

Each Arts IQ Artists’ virtual courses are customized for specific grades from JK to grade 12 and vary in length. Pricing varies by artist and is available for an individual class or school. When you purchase a class or school licence, you will have access to the virtual program until for duration of the school year (until the following July 31).

Click on an Artist’s profile to see their virtual program(s)

Curriculum Connections

Our content is also created in collaboration with educators and language consultants and have strong curricular connections to school subjects, including social studies and history; literacy and language arts; music, drama and visual arts; dance and physical education; French education; and applied design skills and technologies (ADST).

Core Competencies

Our arts-integrated content also supports the educational core competencies of:

  • social awareness and responsibility
  • valuing diversity
  • positive, personal and cultural identity
  • creative, critical and reflective-thinking
  • social and ethical responsibility