Kids First Saturdays

Kids First Saturdays is an opportunity for families of all kinds to create an in-house art project, based on the exhibitions being shown in the Gallery. The projects are geared towards children ranging in age from 4 to 14 years old, though there is no age requirement to participate.

Our next in-house Kids First programming will take place on Saturday, October 3rd 2020, with activities inspired by the exhibition Third Realm: Contemporary Art from Asia

October Kids First Saturday is also part of Vancouver Art Book Fair‘s Art Book Month. Art Book Month is a parallel series of events hosted in spaces across Vancouver by a variety of artists, curators, collectives and institutions who are actively creating and presenting work in print media.

Advance registration for Kids First programming can be done by emailing s.bernard@thepolygon.ca, and same-day registration should be done by telephoning the admission desk at 604-986-1351.

Please read our new Covid-19 safety plan, which ensures a safe experience for all.

The instructions for these upcoming projects will be posted online every Saturday, building up to the event on October the 3rd, starting on Saturday, September 12th. These activities will help families create the project on-site as visitors can consult them with their own personal electronic devices, which allows us to maintain social distancing within the gallery.

Families can also use these same instructions to create similar projects from home. If that is the case, be sure to share your work online and tag @polygongallery as we would love to see your amazing creations.

Kids First programming is generously supported by The Hamber Foundation, North Shore Community Foundation, the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, and West Vancouver Community Foundation.

Drawing Value & Zines

Drawing Value & Zines

This week, we experiment drawing dark values using both graphite and charcoal as the last of three activities that will be used to create your own zine on Saturday, October 3rd 2020.

Drawing Value II

Drawing Value II

Improve your skills at drawing value by looking at Japanese comics as one of three activities that will be used to create your own zine publication on Saturday, October 3rd 2020.

Drawing Value

Drawing Value

Explore the differences in cultural gestures by drawing your hand as one of the activities that will be used to create your own zine publication on Saturday, October 3rd 2020.

Third Realm Results

Third Realm Results

Here are some of the completed zine publications made by our visitors on September 5th, 2020.

Calligraphy & Zines

Calligraphy & Zines

Be introduced to Chinese calligraphy as one of the activities that will be used to create your own zine publication on Saturday, September 5th 2020.

Ink and Wash Painting

Ink and Wash Painting

Experiment with ink and wash painting, which is one of the activities that will be used to create your own zine publication on Saturday, September 5th 2020.

Cyanotype Results

Cyanotype Results

Here are some of the completed cyanotypes made by our visitors on Saturday, August 15th.

Cyanotypes II

Cyanotypes II

Improve the composition of your solar silhouette photography on Saturday, August 15th.

Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes

Explore object-based photography produced with sunlight on Saturday, August 15th.

Hockey Logo Results

Hockey Logo Results

Here are a few hockey team logo designs made by our visitors on Saturday, July 25th.

Hockey Logos III

Hockey Logos III

These are the last tricks you'll need to make your hockey logo project on Saturday, July 25th.

Hockey Logos II

Hockey Logos II

Continue improving your hockey logo designs, in anticipation of our in-house Kids First Saturday on July 25th.

Hockey Logos

Hockey Logos

Learn to design your own hockey team logo from scratch.

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

Turn your room into the insides of a camera.

Collagraphs

Collagraphs

An introduction to print media through collography.

Shadow Play II

Shadow Play II

Advanced techniques for our shadow puppeteers.

Shadow Play

Shadow Play

Growing weary of streaming television? Stage your own adventures with a shadow puppet theatre!

Hearts for Seniors

Hearts for Seniors

You can brighten the day for people who are among the most impacted by COVID-19.

Floortraits

Floortraits

Gain a new perspective by exploring photography from a different angle.

Collage Portraits

Collage Portraits

Combine a photoshoot or illustration with old-school collage techniques to create a contemporary take on portraiture!