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The Ward Museum

January 2019

Girl Scouts Drawing Badge

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and nurture your inner artist during this creative session at the Ward Museum. Using different media you will work on still life drawings, shading, and perspective. After honing your drawing skills, you put them to use in a graphic design project creating your own Girl Scout cookie. Girl Scout Junior Badge Level

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February 2019

Joe Scukanec: Photoshop, Beyond Basics Class

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Joe Beyond

Join accomplished photographer Joe Scukanec as he guides you through perfecting your Photoshop techniques. This intermediate level class will cover topics ranging from image sizing, editing, adjustment layers, layer blend modes, adding effects to layers, brush selection, and creating custom brushes. Students must bring their own computer with Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Bridge already loaded.

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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 iconic and educational images of American wildlife throughout his decades of work with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (U.S.F.W.S.) in the mid-twentieth century.…

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How We Live With Nature: The Student Art Show

February 22 - April 14

The annual student art show at the Ward Museum showcases the artistic works of local students. The Ward Museum invites PreK-12 students from Delmarva to submit their artwork for the show. This year’s theme is “How We Live with Nature” in conjunction with the exhibit A Practiced Eye: Bob Hines.

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Carve and Paint a Half-Size Antique-Style Swan

February 22 @ 9:00 am - February 24 @ 4:30 pm
Antique Style Swan

Expert carver Ed Jacobs will teach you how to create this unique, eye-catching swan from start to finish. Carve using the tools of your choice, burn using special techniques to achieve a striking antique look, and finish off with paints - all in three days. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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March 2019

Shorebird Carving Weekend with Rich Smoker

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 17 @ 5:00 pm
$65.00 – $100.00

3 days, 3 birds—just in time for migration! Join World Champion and Living Legend, Rich Smoker, for a unique opportunity for all skill levels. Beginning Friday with a beginner-level class, participants will carve and paint a progressively larger and more detailed bird each day. Register for 1, 2, or 3 days—perfect for anyone from the carving-curious to advanced.

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“A Practiced Eye: Bob Hines” Guided Exhibit Tour with biographer Dr. John D. Juriga

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Ward Museum on March 20 from 5-7 pm for a guided tour of the LaMay Gallery exhibit A Practiced Eye: Bob Hines with Hines biographer Dr. John D. Juriga. Bob Hines was a prolific wildlife illustrator, painter, and conservationist whose work with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Rachel Carson, and others helped to shape both the contemporary conservation and environmental movements and the artistic representation of the natural world. This exhibit, from the generous donation of Frances…

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April 2019

Youth Environmental Action Summit

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

A one-day conference to harness the power and enthusiasm of students for making positive environmental change in their community! The Youth Environmental Action Summit (YEAS) is open to students in grades 3-12 from Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset counties.   Before the summit, students will submit a "proposal" for an action project (due March 15th - see www.yeasummit.org for details). At the summit, students will have the opportunity to present on their ideas, learn from their peers, and hear from local…

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Girl Scouts H2O Wetlands Badge

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wetlands are an important ecosystem for many different forms of life, especially our local birds. The many marshes and swamps of the Delmarva Peninsula provide vital habitat for many bird and other species. Learn about these local habitats that are essential to the wildlife of our region. Part one of four of the H2O badge series. Girl Scout Daisy through Junior Badge Level

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May 2019

Girl Scouts H2O River Badge

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Follow course down the river to the world’s wider waters. From fun to conservation and art to science, explore our local river systems to understand how water circulates across the planet – and how we can all contribute to keeping it beautiful and healthy. Part two of four of the H2O badge series. Girl Scout Daisy through Junior Badge Level

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Chesapeake Visual Icons Opening Reception

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The area surrounding the Chesapeake Bay has a distinct visual appeal that is centered on the iconic images of the Bay, its people, and the incredibly diverse bounty of both the water and land. From the arch of the Bay Bridge rising over the Chesapeake to the Ward Brothers in their workshop, this exhibit features historical pictures that have shaped the wider understanding of the Chesapeake. Paired with the historical images, contemporary photographers will display works that feature the Chesapeake…

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Girl Scouts H2O Bay Badge

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays are major nursery areas for a variety of life. Learn about the aquatic animals in the bay and the many shore birds that depend on the life in those bays – all while learning about conserving water. Part three of four of the H2O badge series. Girl Scout Daisy through Junior Badge Level

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June 2019

Skilled Service: The Volunteer Art Show Opening Reception

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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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Art Camp (Ages 7-9)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 4:00 pm
Camp Art Young

Nurture your little artist! Whether it’s mixing colors, sculpting clay, folding origami, or crafting pieces from recycled materials, they’ll learn it all at the Ward Museum and have a fabulous time too! This art camp is for children ages 7-9. With a range of options, the Ward Museum’s summer camp offerings have something for everyone. From science to art, we have the perfect mix of fun and education for your child. Space is limited. All camps are Monday through Friday,…

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July 2019

Nature Camp (Ages 7-9)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 4:00 pm
Camp Nature

Have your 7- to 9-year old participate in a fun-filled outdoor experience. Watch them become a naturalist in training while they explore the natural world around us. Hikes, flower pressing, nature journaling, and skull examinations are just a few of the exciting activities we have planned. Outdoors, messy, and fun! With a range of options, the Ward Museum’s summer camp offerings have something for everyone. From science to art, we have the perfect mix of fun and education for your…

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