The Polygon Gallery is proud to be hosting the regular program – Kids First Saturdays. Join us on the first Saturday of every month for hands-on creative activities. Visit the Gallery, explore the artworks, and participate in activities that lead to deeper engagement with art and creativity.
As a regular Kids First visitor, you will always be greeted with new and exciting methods of creative play, encouraging experimentation with various media and materials.
Saturday, July 6, 11am – 3pm
In celebration the opening of The Clock by Christian Marclay, visitors of all ages will learn how to create makeshift time pieces. Options will be provided for a variety of ages and abilities. Time to get busy!
Ages 5 and under will make visual half-day timekeepers to illustrate the differences between night and day.
Ages 6 – 12 can discover how to transform recycled plastic bottles into a clepsydra, which are ancient water clocks.
More practiced children and adults can build their very own sundial using our carefully measured cardboard examples.
(All activities are open to everyone; age groups are only suggested)
Saturday, August 3, 11am – 3pm
Find inspiration from the many furry friends that populate the Dog Days exhibition, or from some of our four-legged gallery goers.
By using cut-out fun foam, a variety of coloured pom-poms and pipe cleaners, and googly eyes, visitors of all ages will be able to design their own dog-shaped fridge magnet to take home (no leashes required).
Saturday, September 7, 11am – 3pm
Pose, click, cut and paste. The work of Vancouver-born Sara Cwynar combines elements of high-end fashion shoots with old-school collage techniques to create a contemporary take on portrait photography. Designed for visitors both young and old, our project will begin with a coloured photo booth opportunity to pose for the camera. This image will then be printed out on a sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper, which can be cut, pleated, folded or combined with a selection of art and fashion images taken from magazine sources.
Saturday, October 5, 11am – 3pm
Activity details to be confirmed soon.
Mark your 2019 calendar for the first Saturday of each month!
Good to know
Kids 12 and under are required to bring a parent or caretaker to attend the program.
Activities are geared towards ages 6-12, however all are welcome to join and participate.
Image: Anita Bonnarens, 2018