This is a multi-media class that has four main components: sculpture,
printmaking, painting and drawing. The sculptural activities involve
using wire, wooden blocks and stretchy nylon fabric. The printmaking
process introduces and experiments with various methods to print ink
onto paper, such as monoprints, dendritic transfer and collagraphs.
These are techniques that use the printing press with both dry and damp
paper. The students learn about embossing and mixing printmaking ink.
The painting projects use acrylic paint and involve creating painterly
textures, while the drawing activities involve using pencils, charcoal
and inks. Much of the artwork is created on larger sheets of paper.
Currently, Paul is teaching with the North Vancouver School District
as an elementary grade teacher. Raised and educated in New Zealand, Paul
earned a visual communications design diploma before embarking on a
career as a designer, illustrator and cartoonist for various newspapers
and magazines in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong. He moved with
his family to Vancouver in 2001, where he completed his Bachelor of
Arts. At UBC, He earned a Bachelor of Education and Diplomas of
Education in Art Education and teaching English as a Second Language.
His interests include printmaking, drawing and sculpture.