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
01/20/18 01/20/18 Sat. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pilot Center, 138 Free
01/24/18 01/24/18 W 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pilot Center, 138 Free

Deer and Game Heads/Birds and Waterfowl

Instruction will be provided on skinning, fleshing, tanning and drying the skin as well as ordering manikins and other necessary parts to complete the mount. Students will also learn how to alter and rebuild a manikin. Pertinent laws and regulations will be discussed.

Classes

Start Date End Date Day(s) Time Location Cost
01/29/18 03/28/18 MW 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pilot Center, 138 $183
02/10/18 06/16/18 every other Saturday 8:30 am - 3:30 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 Surry’s 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
01/29/18 03/28/18 MW 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pilot Center, 138 $183
02/10/18 06/16/18 every other Saturday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Pilot Center, 138 $183

Interested in this course?

View/Register for Classes

Pre-registration for this orientation is required by calling (336) 386-3618 by Thursday, January 19th.

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