ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Martin H. Ward began his carving journey in 1988 while working for Ontario Hydro. He found an advertisement for a carving course where his first subject was a duck (smoothie). Although the course was fun, it was moving too slowly for him and decided to make things a bit more interesting by purchasing a book on how to carve songbirds written by Rosalyn Leach Daisey. He was able to carve three songbirds by the time the class was finished. He then entered a competition with his three songbirds and won first, second and third place.

Along with the carving courses he began taking ornithology and natural history at the University of Guelph. In 1993 Martin officially retired and began spending most of his time carving. He entered many local competitions which brought a variety of commissioned works that kept him quite busy. In 1997 Martin began teaching carving classes at a local High school. He loved teaching so much that he turned his garage into a teaching studio in which the classes were easily filled. Many of his students have taken multiple classes and won many competitions of their own. Students say he is a very patient and understanding instructor. To this day he still teaches three days per week. 

WHAT MATERIALS DOES MARTIN WARD USE?

Martin's carvings are 100% wood except for the legs (made out of metal for support) and eyes (made of glass). Tools used to make the carving consist of wood burners, rotary carver with diamond and ruby cutters and acrylic paint to bring them to life. Exceptional detail goes into the painting of each individual piece which gives them a life like presence.

COMMISSION THIS ARTIST

Do you want a personal and unique carving from this artist?  Whether it is for your own home or a gift to someone else, Martin can carve to your specifications in order to make your dream come true! Please click below to email Martin.

COMMISSION ARTIST

CARVING CLASSES?

Courses are suitable for beginners and advanced carvers. Hand and/or power tools can be used. Carving will include all aspects of anatomy and how to create feather texture. Maximum class size is eight.

 

All courses are taught by Martin Ward, winner of numerous first place ribbons at the World Carving Championship, the Canadian Carving Championship and other carving competitions. 

Courses are ten to twelve weeks long depending on the project.

12 weeks courses ($204)

10 weeks ($170) 

2 weeks ($34) 

Materials for each course cost between $20 and $30 dollars.

SPEAKING EVENT?

If you would like Martin to speak at your event please click the link below!

Book This Artist to Speak At Your Event.

WOOD CARVER. PAINTER. TEACHER.

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To Register or for more information please contact Martin Ward (519) 271-9654

CARVING COURSE REGISTRATION

COURSE HOURS

Tuesday OR Wednesday

Afternoon Class 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Evening Class    7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

CARVING CLASSES

Courses are suitable for beginners and advanced carvers. Hand and/or power tools can be used. Carving will include all aspects of anatomy and how to create feather texture. Maximum class size is eight.

 

All courses are taught by Martin Ward, winner of numerous first place ribbons at the World Carving Championship, the Canadian Carving Championship and other carving competitions. 

Courses are ten to twelve weeks long depending on the project.

12 weeks courses ($204)

10 weeks ($170) 

2 weeks ($34) 

Materials for each course cost between $20 and $30 dollars.

PLEASE SEE UPCOMING CLASSES BELOW

NEW COURSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2018. PLEASE CONTACT ARTIST TO FIND OUT MORE.

HABITAT FOR THE WOOD THRUSH

2 weeks. 

Starting Sept. 4 or 5

WOOD THRUSH

10 weeks. 

Starting Oct. 9 or 10

RED FOX or PINE MARTIN

10 weeks. 

Starting Jan 8 or 9 (2019)

CARVER. TEACHER.

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LOCATION: New Dundee, Ontario

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