Type of Artist:
Readings and discussions of his children's books, with or without AV Presentation.
Dinosaur Roar! Assemblies, with AV, a great way to start the day.
Dinosaur or Monster Drawing Workshops, with funny flipchart drawings, before the children show me how it’s really done!
Pop Up Book Workshops and Pop Up Paper Bug, Monster or Dinosaur Workshops – Very popular indeed! Huge fun and very successful for stimulating storytelling skills in even the most reluctant and wonderful for motor skills.
Paul’s skill set ticks several curriculum boxes:
Pop Up Technology – DT
Papercraft Skills – encouraging fine motor skills
Storytelling – The pop up workshops have a proven success in encouraging storytelling in even the most reluctant.
Bugs and Insects – Pop Up Paper Bug Workshops
Drawing – Dinosaur drawing is always popular!
Dinosaurs – Paul’s witty take on the subject will resonate with all who love Dinosaurs!
DetailsPreferred age range:
Any age depending on type of session.
Pop Up Workshops for 5+
No of sessions per day:
Max 3 x 90 minute sessions, happy to give a Dinosaur Roar! Assembly to start the day
20/30 minutes for assemblies
45/60 minutes for talks and readings
90 minutes minimum for Pop Up Workshops, preferably whole morning or afternoon sessions. The longer the better!
Happy to look at multi day / whole school bookings.
My aim is to gently guide and encourage the children in their natural skills. I like to take time to engage with all the children on an individual basis to empower and inspire. To leave them thrilled with their achievements and full of ideas to create in the future.
Areas prepared to travel to:
For events over 100 miles from DT93EH, reasonable overnight expenses.
I am particularly interested in International and International School work, location unimportant but France in particular.
Car @ 40ppm
Train when possible. Close to both Western Rail Networks.
Please email us for details
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Current DBS Will have new PLI asap.
Paul Stickland's website
Paul Stickland's blogspot
Paul Stickland's diary of recent events
Bugstore: very successful council sponsored community outreach project involving local schools
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs
The Christmas Bear
Pop Up Books:
A Number of Dinosaurs
Big Bug Little Bug.
Buff Baughan - Director Storyfest www.storyfest.co.uk
"Paul Stickland is a creative powerhouse and we have been so lucky to have him with us at Storyfest for the past two years. His workshops have been hugely popular, delighting children with his incredible pop-up books and his iconic dinosaurs, and inspiring and encouraging them to create wonderful works of their own.
Feedback from the children and their parents has been tremendous and his events are always the festival "hot ticket" - a great testament to his wonderful enthusiasm and engaging personality. He is always developing new ideas and is open to suggestions for tailored events - this year he created two amazing giant dinosaurs - our now treasured Storysaurs - for the children to decorate. We would always jump at the chance to have a Paul Stickland event at Storyfest."
Sally Gardner, Fairchildes Primary School, Croydon
"Paul attended our school for 3 days this July as part of our Pop-Up Festival. We are so glad he came! Paul brings sheer enthusiasm with him.
Every child feels like an important part of his workshops. He speaks with such excitement and energy the children were caught up in his ideas and listened as he showed them what it really is like to be a successful author and paper engineer. He knows how to speak with children at their level and completely held their attention. He is very funny too and entertained the children with stories and funny ideas! The curved pop-up monsters he made with them went in all sorts of directions. They were experimenting and trying out all sorts of ideas - lots of creativity and googly eyes! When it came to looking at the children's work we held an awards assembly - Paul led this with our Headteacher and made the children feel successful and valued their work so sincerely. A pleasure! Thanks Paul!"
“Thank you, Paul. You are helping! Love the books, bugs & dinosaurs and all you do to inspire children's creativity.”
Sir Ken Robinson
Available direct from Paul.
I am very happy to work with children with special needs, or those with learning difficulties. The pop up workshops have been particularly successful with children with attention and focus issues.
I am interested in artist residencies, including those over several days. Particularly if we are doing Pop Up Workshops, to enable whole school participation. It’s really helpful to hold an initial workshop, to allow the children to go off and work on their ideas, then to return to assess and praise their individual efforts. It gives children a real chance to shine and is particularly helpful for slow starters.
I am very happy to take on special and unusual challenges, eg.
Seven Stories 3 metre Dinosaur Roar Mouth!
Life size dinosaur drawing
BugStore: A council sponsored multiple school outreach project
Very happy to create special events for children’s / music / literary festivals that take place over a few days. Or festival appearances with local outreach work.