Learn the Art of Taxidermy at SCC

Anyone interested in learning more about the Taxidermy classes offered by Surry Community College is encouraged to attend one of two orientation sessions held this winter at The Pilot Center, 612 East Main St., Pilot Mountain. The first session will be Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. The second session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Pre-registration for this orientation is requested by Thursday, Jan. 19. For more information or to register, call (336) 386-3618.

The Taxidermy: Deer and Game Heads/Birds and Waterfowl class will meet every other Saturday, Feb. 11 through June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Another section of this course will be offered Jan. 30 through March 29 each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m.

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

The Taxidermy: Advanced Techniques and Special Topics class will meet every other Saturday, Feb. 11 through June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An additional section of this course will be offered Jan. 30 through March 29 each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m.

This 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.

All classes are located in Room 138 of The Pilot Center, 612 East Main St., Pilot Mountain. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $183 class fee are required for each class. For more information, call (336) 368-3618. Visit www.surry.edu for information and registration form.


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