William Callaghan expresses his interest in Tlingit style Northwest Coast art. Throughout his career as an artist William has been a part of carving projects consisting of masks (big and small), panels, Totem poles of various sizes, and an ocean going dugout canoe. He has worked within group projects as a student of the Northern Cultural Expressions Society Carving Program – formerly known as the Sundog Carving Program. As a student in the carving program William learned things from every teacher he had, which is included in his current art . William has taught carving to students in the Yukon with Elementary and Secondary Schools. Form-line designing, whether 3D or 2D, in various media William says he will be a part of Tlingit formline design and sculpture until his hands and eyes won’t let him anymore.
Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC is the art school William decided to expand his artistic abilities within. “I felt it was time for me to try other art mediums so I can include what I’ve learned into future projects. I want to add my little touch to the art world in more categories than one: Emily Carr is a school that has a lot to offer for this goal.” While attending ECUAD William has examined the different approaches to art the school has to offer; from design, drawing, sculpture, silkscreening, ceramics, but his main studio focus for the remainder of time at ECU towards his BFA will be painting.