Fish Carving Seminars

The 2022 WFCC Fish Carving Seminar Schedule

One of the major highlights of the World Fish Carving Championships is the seminar program. The world-class instructors for this year’s lineup represent some of the best seminar instructors ever assembled for one event.

The 2022 Fish Carving Seminar Program will feature world-class instructors for seminars Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The instructors presenting seminars during the 2022 World Fish Carving Championships include:

              Bob Berry
              Josh Guge

Don Frank
Phil Brannan

Thursday, May 5, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted
Springfield Expo Center

The World Show fish carving seminars will begin on Thursday, May 5, and end on Saturday, May 7.

Thursday Fish Carving Seminars
May 5, 2022

Thursday, May 5th
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted

Seminar #1
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Thursday, May 5, Texas Room
Bob Berry: Presenting Your Fish Carving
Bob Berry, a multiple World Champion fish carving artist, will explain his basic method for presenting your fish carving. His approach is to pick a pedestal approximately the same size as your fish, then carve a branch approximately the same size as your fish, add 1, 3 or 5 carved stones, attach your fish, and you are done.

Seminar #2
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Thursday, May 5, Texas Room
Don Frank: Special Effects
Master fish carver and taxidermist Don Frank will present a live demonstration and discussion of his innovative techniques to produce a variety of textures on habitats using air tools, metal reactive paints, applying gold- and silver-leafing, and other creative methods.

Friday Fish Carving Seminar
May 6, 2022

Friday May 6th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Critiques
Springfield Expo Center
A sign-up list for critiques will be available in the Springfield Expo Center.

Seminar #3
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Friday, May 6, Texas Room
Josh Guge: How to Create a Successful Sculpture
World Champion fish carver Josh Guge will cover all the fundamentals necessary for success from a judge’s perspective.

Saturday Fish Carving Seminar
May 7, 2022

Seminar #4
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Saturday, May 7, Texas Room
Phil Brannan: Painting a Largemouth Bass
This seminar will demonstrate the aspects of painting a largemouth bass using only the dry brush technique. It will cover the advantages of layering acrylic washes to build depth and add flexibility to enhance the patterns of not only bass, but other species using this technique.