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Chinook Salmon Urethane Carving Class
Back Row- Mike Dinkel, Ed Barrett, Roy Dewalt
Middle Row- Terry Congram, Fran Tranbarger, Keith Clements
Front Row- Andy Anderson, Jay McCoy


Jay McCoy
Eagle River Alaska

 


Roy Dewalt
Willmington Delaware

 


Fran Tranbarger
Cincinnati Ohio

 


Mike Dinkel
Soldotna Alaska

 


Keith Clements
Vancouver Washington

 


Ed Barrett
Dallas Oregon

 


Terry Congram
Oxford Station Ontario, Canada

 


Andy Anderson
Neotsu Oregon


 


Largemouth Bass Urethane Carving Class
Above- Bob Russell, Ed Walicki, Nancy Rolif, Fran Tranbarger, Roy Dewalt
Below- Curt Funk, Don Chasteen
Missing from photo- Carl Latz


Curt Funk
Milwaukee Wisconsin


Bob Russell
Dexter Michigan


Fran Tranbarger
Cincinnati Ohio


Nancy Rollf
Elma Washington


Don Chasteen
Elmhurst Illinois


Roy Dewalt
Willmington Delaware


Carl Latz
Elkhorn Wisconsin
(Carl hired a professional stunt double for his photo)



Scott Synder
Poca West Virginia


Bryan Sale
Hamilton Michigan


John Fincato
Newark Ohio


John Robie
Sylvania Ohio


Steve Kunnath
Royal Oak Michigan


Ed Joslin
Leather Plus
Farwell Michigan


Rod Walker
Clare Michigan


 


Bill Grenfell
York Nebraska
Chinook Salmon Urethane Carving Class on the AuSable River


Gerry Weisenseel
Palm City Florida
Chinook Salmon Urethane Carving Class on the AuSable River


Keith Schedel
West Lake Ohio
Chinook Salmon Urethane Carving Class on the AuSable River


Carl Latz
Elkhorn Wisconsin
Razorback Chinook Salmon
Chinook Salmon Urethane Carving Class on the AuSable River


Eric Knowlton
Wasilla Alaska
Chinook Salmon Urethane Carving Class on the AuSable River


Jerry Moody
Westland Michigan
Brown Trout Woodcarving Class on the AuSable River


Bill Rowe
Desoto Texas
Brown Trout Woodcarving Class on the AuSable River


Craig Larrabee
Michigan
Brown Trout Woodcarving Class on the AuSable River


Carl Latz
Elkhorn Wisconsin
Fish painting Course


John Yurka
Dracut Massachusetts
Fish Painting Course


Ron Dorsey
Philip South Dakota
Fish Painting Course


Terry Deen
Corning California
Fish Painting Course


Ron Copes
Clarkston Michigan
Private Class

 


3 Day Brown Trout Woodcarving w/Water Splash Seminar
Left to Right
Bryan Sale - Ralph Hook - Ed Walicki
Jerry Moody - Carl Latz


Dave Wagner
Birmingham Michigan
Rainbow Trout Class - Novi


Jerry Moody
Westland Michigan
Rainbow Trout Class


Nick Hartzell
Temperance Michigan
Rainbow Trout Class


Ken Nuorala
Kalamazoo Michigan
Rainbow Trout Class

 


Carl Latz
Elkhorn Wisconsin


Mike Janssen
St. Clair Shores Michigan


Roy Dewalt
Wilmington Delaware


Larry Large
Speedway Indiana


Russell Zick
Madison Wisconsin


Steve Pokines
South Wheelock Vermont


Ralph Hook
Fort Wayne Indiana

 


Carl Latz
Elkhorn Wisconsin

"Ed, I've been to allot of seminars in the last couple of years and your class was one of the BEST.  You gave me information that would have taken me years to figure out.  The week was jammed packed with useable instruction.  I would highly recommend your class to anyone interested in carving.  Even if their interest is not just in carving fish.  They will not go away disappointed.  Can't wait for to the next go around.  See you in a week for round two." ~ Carl Latz


Andy Anderson
Neotsu Oregon

"Ed, your Seminar was the most informative and friendly I have ever attended...Wish I had met you years ago.. I left your seminar felling I could never repay you enough for what you gave us. A memorable LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!!" - Andy Anderson
 


Keith Clements
Vancouver Washington

"For any one interested in Carving fish do yourself a favor, take an Ed Walicki class. Ed is a World Class Carver, and a World Class Instructor. Your experience will be one that you remember."   ~Keith Clements


Dave Cook
Houghton Michigan

"Ed - I would just like to send along my thanks and express my gratitude for your never ending patience during yet another extremely informative and rewarding week of carving with you and my classmates. You are truly the most unselfish artist I've ever met and your willingness to share your hard learned secrets, shortcuts and tricks of the trade make you a rare commodity in deed during these modern times. I hope that my students feel the same way about my mentoring  as I do about yours - what a rewarding experience." ~Dave Cook

 


Sharon Hallowell
Ottsville Pennsylvania

"As a re peat student of Ed's, I can't begin to explain how GREAT I think he and
his classes are.  Ed's methods of teaching, his wonderful sense of humor, and
his patience with students are unmatched.  Whether you're just beginning to carve fish, or are looking for those secrets to take your carvings to the next level, you can't go wrong taking one of his classes.  Hands down, it is the best investment I have ever made in my carving endeavor.   Can't wait until I can do it again!  Too bad all learning experiences aren't this much fun.  Thanks a billion, Ed, for EVERYTHING!"  -
Sharon Hallowell


Joan Lech
Lehighton Pennsylvania

"Taking a class with Ed is a total experience. I as a first time fish carver  not only learned about carving and painting but about how the fish lives and moves. We all think we know what a fish looks like, but not until you take a class with Ed do you really understand the fish’s anatomy. The class was not only informative but also fun, and it showed in Ed's teaching and as a human being.   I can truly say no matter what level carver, you will walk away from there inspired and have a better knowledge of the subject."  ~ Joan Lech

 

 


Steve Kunnath
Royal Oak Michigan

"Ed I would like to start this by saying that there is no way I could thank you or repay you enough for what I have gained from your class. I can honestly say this is one of the most worthwhile, informative, and enjoyable classes I have ever taken. I had always been interested in pursuing something like this, but had no idea it would turn into a rewarding addition to my life. I will be back for many more classes!!!!"  Steve Kunnath


Greg Crook
Sun Prairie Wisconsin

"I really enjoyed the class I learned more about fish carving in the week I spent with Ed then I did in the past 10 years. I hope that I get the opportunity to attend another class. Thanks for all the help." ~Greg Crook


 


Karl Scheidegger
Mt. Horeb Wisconsin


Nick Hartzell
Temperance Michigan

 


Rich Meeuwenberg
Newago Michigan

 

Ray Carnes
Portland Oregon


 


Ken Grabbert
Loves Park Illinois

"Ed, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks for offering fish carving classes and to encourage anyone with an interest in fish carving to enroll in one of your classes. I can truly say that I have learned more in one week from your "advanced" class than I could have learned in years on my own through trial and error. The class was not only informative but lots of fun too. One can tell you enjoy teaching fish carving almost as much as you enjoy fishing for those Big Browns!
 Thanks again,
Ken Grabbert"

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Karl Scheidegger
Mt Horeb Wisconsin

"Ed's knowledge of the creative (carving and display) process is truly remarkable. He
has a solid command of what it takes to be a successful fish carver and is more than willing to share his experiences and successes with his students.  More importantly is his post-class support, Ed will continue to be a valuable resource for any and all carving related questions.
Whether you are a beginning carver or an advanced professional, I guarantee that you'll find something to take home to improve your own work. I highly recommend an Ed Walicki carving class."     Karl Scheidegger  www.FishWorship.com

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Lionel "Boudro" Lorentz
Slidell Louisiana

"Taking a class with Ed was an experience I will never forget....I had the time of my life and learned things about fish carving I will never forget.  Words cannot express how proud I am of the carving I did in class that week with his guidance.  I will be back for another class this year!"   Lionel Lorentz

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Bob Eck
Plantation Florida

"The information is non-stop and covers everything from selecting wood, plans, roughing, detailing, scaling, painting, composition, environment, splashes, to marketing secrets.   Ed covers it all.   Ed's studio is a carvers dream and itself worthy of a "How To Do" book!  Ed's first hand 'tips' and 'secrets' for competitive carving will cut years off the time it takes to succeed. Bring a notebook! Bring a camera!  You will see and do things there you will never see done elsewhere.  Great info that you can take to the bank!"  Bob Eck 

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John Fincato
Newark Ohio

"Ed: just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed my class with you....I learned a lot of new techniques...my family and friends have commented on how realistic my trout looks and they especially liked the water splash effect...looking forward to a future class with you...sincerely, John Fincato, Newark, Ohio"

Note from Ed- Spending a week with John in class was inspirational, to say the least.  Here is an artist that has overcome the tragic loss of the use of his right arm by not only learning to do things with one arm.....but has learned to do everything left handed!  And is damn good at it!  His attitude, enthusiasm and dedication to the art of carving is a true inspiration.  I look forward to seeing his dust in my studio again soon! 

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Wayne Andrews
Middlebury Indiana

"Last night I returned from Ed's Brown Trout carving class, tired and exhausted but greatly enlightened. To say he's a master carver and excellent teacher is an understatement. I learned more in five days then I did in the previous eight years on my own. He teaches not only carving methods but how a fish reacts as it moves through the water, as well as how to mount your carving and how to price your work and market it. If you are thinking of getting into carving fish or are carving now and are not happy with the results then you need to get into one of Ed's classes, it will improve your results, and you will find the cost is a bargain."  Wayne Andrews, Middlebury Indiana

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Terry Congram
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada

"When you have carved with the rest, then do yourself a favor and carve with the best. It was mind boggling to have so much readily available info and his sources for new products and problem solving is worth its weight in gold. There were so many different ways of saving carving time, producing an awesome fish, and a lot of self satisfaction in completing an outstanding "art piece". I will "never" take instruction from another person - he's the "man".  Terry Congram, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Fran Tranbarger
Cincinnati Ohio

A friend put me onto Fishcarver.com and I admired Ed's carvings and the realistic look they portrayed.  If only my carvings looked that good!  I signed up for Ed's advanced carving class.  After completing the course and watching him in action, it is easy to understand why Ed is a world class carver.  He is also an excellent teacher and willingly shares many of his ideas.  The methods, resources and technology that is taught in his class goes into making realistic fish displays that are unsurpassed.  I look forward to taking another class from Ed.  Anyone who wishes to improve their artistic skills in fish carving is certain to find a class that Ed has to offer.  Oh, and not to mention a great time!  Fran Tranbarger, Cincinnati Ohio

 

 

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John Slanina
Rapid City South Dakota

"I first became interested in the art of fish carving through Ed Walicki's Fishcarver.com. with the aid of his Fish Pattern book, Videos, Rough-outs, reference casts and personal emails I became a fish carver. I also have attended classes given by several professional Fish Carvers and other wood carvers. I have learned to carve fairly well. Won my share of ribbons at Local and National Competition Shows.
 
However, not until I attended a class with Master Fish Carver Ed Walicki did I learn so much, not only on carving, but other aspects of the Art. Ed shared his knowledge of short cuts and other tips no where to be found.  I highly recommend Ed Walicki to anyone wanting to learn the Art of Fish Carving. Not only is Ed a Master Carver, he is truly an excellent Instructor and human being."  John Slanina, Rapid City South Dakota

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"Having taken 5 of Ed's classes so far over the years. You need only a sense of humor to survive his class. I can honestly say being around Ed is the most fun I have ever had carving. He has the patients of a rock and the ability to teach an old dog like me new tricks all the time."  Skip Chalmers, Marineland Florida

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"I too am a student of Ed's and have to say he is the real deal as a carving teacher. I have taken many classes over the years for carving wildfowl and nobody even comes close in comparison. What sets him apart is he teaches you there is more to carving than just to copy the steps. He opens your eyes to a way a thinking and using tools like nobody ever has for me. And "beware", his quick wit will keep you on your toes."  Karl Owen, Gary Indiana



Harold Joseph of Waterford Michigan



Ron Copes of Clarkston Michigan


Jan Campbell of Waterford Michigan
16" Brown Trout Woodcarving.  (Jan's first fish!! Great Job Jan!)


 

 


Dave Cook


Larry Large


John "Johnny Da Fish" Slanina


Joe Ambrosini


John Call


Ken Manick


Late Friday Night
(except for Dave Cook who had to catch a flight out earlier in the day.)

 


 

 

Pictured from left to right (click pictures for a larger image): Pen Hallowell, Mark Goldstein, Bryan Sale, Ken Grabbert, Jim Wiley, Sharon Hallowell, Ed Walicki, Fran Tranbarger, (Seated Below) Kodi, Terry Congram and Keith Schedel.

Group photo under the carving tent.


Terry Congram
Lower Sacksville, NS Canada
Brook Trout


Mark Goldstein
Middleport, New York
Brown Trout


Sharon and Pen Hallowell
Ottsville Pennsylvania
Brook Trout
(Sharon carved her trout all week while Pen caught trout all week)


Jim Wiley
Sparta Tennessee
Brook Trout


Keith Schedel
West Lake Ohio
Brook Trout


Fran Tranbarger
Cincinnati Ohio
Brook Trout


Bryan Sale
Hamilton Michigan
Brook Trout


Ken Grabbert
Loves Park Illinois
Gone Fishing!


The two little orphaned goslings that choose our group to be their parents.  We named them Part A and Part B.  Monday shortly after we started carving they ran up from the river and joined us for the week.  All week long there were underfoot in our activities.  They even did a little fishing with Pen, sat around the campfire with us and slept alongside Kodi.  We looked for the mother all week but suspect the local coyotes orphaned these two.  They were too young to survive on their own after we left, the coyotes or raccoons would have dined on them for sure so Sharon took them home to PA where they now reside at a local rehab center called AARK. 

 



Fran Tranbarger of Cincinnati Ohio


Ken Grabbert of Loves Park Illinois


Orlando Villarreal of Hudsonville Michigan


Leo Long of Troy Michigan


Jim Michehl of Antioch Illinois

 

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