Taxidermy

The following courses are appropriate for anyone interested in learning the art of taxidermy or for those wanting to improve their techniques. Included throughout each topic is instruction on habitat, casting, operating a taxidermy business, state and federal game laws, how to make specialized tools, and much more. Students may enter at the beginning of either class and may choose between evening or Saturday classes. Classes are taught at the Pilot Center in room 138.

Orientation to Taxidermy

These free sessions are open to anyone who would like to visit the classroom/lab and meet with the instructor to learn more about the class, associated costs, required tools/supplies and the training facility.

Classes

Start Date End Date Day(s) Time Location Cost
07/29/17 07/29/17 Sat. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Pilot Center, 138 Free
08/02/17 08/02/17 W 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pilot Center, 138 Free

Fish, Reptiles, Small Game and Life-size

Our Summer/Fall taxidermy class covers both fish/reptiles and small game/life-size mounts. Topics include skinning, fleshing, tanning, and drying of skins of fish and small to large mammals. The correct use, alteration and rebuilding of purchased manikins and other parts will be covered also.

Classes

Start Date End Date Day(s) Time Location Cost
08/05/17 12/09/17 every other Saturday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Pilot Center, 138 $183
08/07/17 10/18/17 MW 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pilot Center, 138 $183

Advanced Techniques and Special Topics

The advanced taxidermy class is open to advanced taxidermists, past students or those currently enrolled in one of our other taxidermy courses. Topics can include form alterations and form building, casting, molding, advanced painting and finishing methods and artificial habitat molding. Participants may work on deer, fish, birds or life-size projects of their choice and receive individualized instruction as needed.

Classes

Start Date End Date Day(s) Time Location Cost
08/05/17 12/09/17 every other Saturday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Pilot Center, 138 $183
08/07/17 10/18/17 MW 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pilot Center, 138 $183

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Pre-registration for this orientation is required by calling (336) 386-3618 by Thursday, July 27.

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