Friday Morning Painting Seminar by Tom Christie March 10, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cypress Room - Demonstration only, no supplies needed - Feather layout and painting of hen mallard, hen pintail and hen eider. - Seating is limited to 30 people so make your reservation now! - $35 pay at door
Improve your skills by attending this very special seminar. On Friday, March 10, 2017, Tom Christie, nationally-known Master carver, painter, and long-time ODCCA supporter will be presenting a seminar on his award-winning techniques.
As a young boy hunting with his father in northern Indiana, Tom developed a love for the outdoors and a passion for waterfowl. He graduated from Purdue with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but his love of hunting continued. Tom began carving his own decoys in 1986. He then joined the Maumee Bay Carvers Association where he was introduced to competitive carving.
Tom won his first Best of Show in 1989. He regards Bob Bolle, 2015 Ward Museum Living Legend Pat Godin, Jett Brunet and Jimmie Vizier as great influences. Since the late 1980s his awards in carving competitions include:
Six-time Ward World Champion in the Shootin' Rig category
Eight Best in Show awards in the Lem and Steve Ward World competition
Nine-time IWCA International Wildfowl Carving Association National Champion
Served as a judge at competitions throughout the country
Tom also has taught as a Master Carver in the Ward Museum's National Endowment for the Arts funded Carving Out Future Decoys Makers program. And for his many achievements and dedication to teaching and service in the wildfowl carving community...
the Ward Museum will honor Tom Christie as a Living Legend at the 2017 Ward World Championship.
Seating is limited to 30 people so make your reservation now!