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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Ward World Championship Education Conference

Special Conference Pass

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27 - 30

Enjoy a full schedule of lectures and workshops for the weekend with a Special Conference Pass. Special Conference Pass includes admission to ALL signature lecture series and ONE technique workshop. WORKSHOPS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, IF FULL, A WORLDS T-SHIRT MAY BE SELECTED INSTEAD OF A WORKSHOP.


Lectures - 1 hour long, in the Performing Arts Center Theater, no maximum number of participants (ALL INCLUDED IN PASS)

$12 for members and $15 for non-members without Special Conference Pass

Friday, April 28
Jay Goldstein - Dynamic Symmetry in Fine Arts Sculpture  - 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Tom Horn - Influences and Motivations for Focusing on Tropical Species - 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, April 30
Jeff Krete - A Discussion of the 2015 Interpretive World Champion, "The Anatomy of Flight" - 11:30 - 12:30 pm
David Turner - Wildlife Sculpture from Clay to Bronze - 2:30 - 3:30 pm


Workshops - 2 hours long, in the Board Room, with access to the speaker, maximum of 20 participants (CHOOSE 1 w/PASS)

$20 for members and $22 for non-members at the door without Special Conference Pass or for additional ticket.

Friday, April 28
Eddie Somers & Ed Thieler - Model Boats of the Bay - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Richard Reeves - Texturing - 11:30 - 1:30 pm
Peter Palumbo - Improve your Carving through Drawing - 2:00–4:00 pm

Saturday, April 29
Laurie J. McNeil - Custom Fitting & Setting Glass Eyes - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Tom Christie - Drake Widgeon Combing and Painting Techniques - 12:00 - 2:00 pm


CLASS - 1-DAY Class: Sunday, April 30, 2017

$80 Member; $100 Non-Member -  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ross Smoker - Carving for Beginners, Carve a Minature (unpainted) Shorebird: Ross Smoker leads a class in basic carving techniques to create a minature shorebird. Participants will finish class with an unpainted shorebird.Tools and materials provided. 



Please Note: Conference pricing does not include admission into the competition hall or admission to the Ward Museum. Pre-registration is required for all classes, workshops and lectures. All classes are subject to cancellation before April 1, 2017. Adult and Youth lectures are on a first come, first serve basis. Workshop and lecture balances are due at registration. Member prices are for current Ward Museum Members only. Youth under the age of 18 receive FREE admission to lectures and workshops. Lectures and workshops subject to cancellation without notification. Refunds honored in full upon administrative cancellation of classes/lectures/workshops.

last changed 4/24/2017