Learn about the fantastic history of taxidermy and then get hands-on with your very own taxidermy project! Using tanned hides, students will craft their own mannikin heads and bodies and learn how to set eyes, wire limbs, groom, pose, and more. This workshop specifically focuses on mounting and finishing techniques but a skinning and tanning guide will be provided in order to supplement future projects you may choose to work on. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will keep their own squirrel mount. Your squirrel will need to dry for a few weeks before it is ready for permanent display in your home.
This class starts promptly at 10 am and ends between 3 and 4 pm. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the taxidermy process, students who are delayed are asked to call ahead so we know when to expect you. A contact phone number will be provided after you are registered. We will accommodate late arrivals to the best of our ability but late students are not guaranteed to finish their projects during designated class time.
This class is open to adults 18 and older.
Materials and tools provided.
Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis, Professional Taxidermist
Fees: $225 members/$250 nonmembers