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A Practiced Eye: Bob Hines

February 22 - May 12

LaMay Gallery Robert W. Hines was a wildlife artist who embodied the visual aspects of the federal conservation movement. This exhibit draws from an important collection of works donated to the museum by John and Frances Juriga of Elmyra, NY, longtime collectors, biographers, and enthusiasts of Hines’ work. As an illustrator, Hines was responsible for... Read more »

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Skilled Service: The Volunteer Art Show

April 19 - September 15

Welcome Gallery Many of the volunteers at the Ward Museum are accomplished artists themselves. The Welcome Gallery features a collection of works made using a variety of media and techniques by our dedicated volunteers.

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Ward World Championship Education Conference

April 22 - April 28

Create award-winning carvings with World Champion and professional carvers.  A full menu of one-, two-, three-, and four-day classes are offered in conjunction with the Ward World Championship by such artists as Rich Smoker, Pat Godin, and more. Registration in advanced is required; space is limited.

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Laurie Truehart: Carve and Paint a Great Horned Owl Bust

April 22 @ 9:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
$450 – $500

Focusing on the detail and the overall essence of this charismatic bird of prey, a mix of hand tools and rotary tools will be used to create a realistic bust of one of North America's largest owls. Laurie and Mike Truehart will instruct carvers of all levels in this fun and informative class.

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Rich & Ross Smoker: Carve and Paint a Golden-Age of Waterfowling Brant

April 23 @ 9:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
$350.00 – $400.00 -2 tickets left

Beginner-advanced, micro-motor or hand tool carving. Discover the exciting world of the Atlantic brant with Rich and Ross Smoker. Drawing upon the styles of makers from the golden age of waterfowling up and down the East Coast, carve, paint, and finish a classic brant of your own.   This class is currently sold out, please... Read more »

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Al Jordan: Carve and Paint a Red-tailed Hawk Tail Feather

April 24 @ 9:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
$275.00 – $325.00 4 tickets left

Create a lifelike feather from the unmistakable tail of the red-tailed hawk with raptor extraordinaire Al Jordan. Participants will develop their work through carving, burning, texturing, and painting.

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Glenn McMurdo: Painting Techniques

April 24 @ 9:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
$275.00 – $325.00 4 tickets left

Beginner-advanced. Using brushes and acrylic paints on a cast from an original carving by Glenn McMurdo, add a soft and fluffy look to the finished piece. Learn color theory, how to add and blend colors, and how the paint the final detail, as well as the how and why of paint and paintbrushes.

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Josh Guge: Paint a Redpoll Study Cast

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$175 – $200 Sold out
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Painting is always the most difficult aspect of the bird sculpting process. Josh will teach you how to conquer these challenges in a one day paint class. He will cover all aspects of painting including: Using thin washes to create depth in base coats How to utilize texture to benefit your painting results The right... Read more »

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Jerry Painter: Miniature Techniques – Legs and Feet

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$175 – $200 6 tickets left

Put your best foot forward. Perfect your legs and feet techniques with miniatures master Jerry Painter. Using micro motor tools and brass rod, learn to shape and sculpt legs and feet for micro-type miniatures.

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