SCC Offers Taxidermy Orientation on January 23 & 26

SCC Offers Taxidermy Orientation on January 23 & 26 Surry Community College Taxidermy Instructor Teddy Speas demonstrates making form alterations. Orientation sessions will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain for those interested in learning more about Surry’s Taxidermy classes.

Posted: Dec 20, 2018

Anyone interested in learning more about the Taxidermy classes offered by Surry Community College is encouraged to attend an orientation on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. or on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. 

This free session is open to anyone who would like to visit the Taxidermy classroom and 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 Jan. 17. For more information or to register, call (336) 386-3618.

The orientation serves to prepare potential students for Surry’s Taxidermy courses beginning soon. 

SCC will offer two sections of the Deer and Game Heads/Birds and Waterfowl course at The Pilot Center. Students can attend classes every Monday and Wednesday evening, Jan. 28 through March 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. or every other Saturday, Feb. 9 through June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 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. 

Two class sections of Surry’s Taxidermy: Advanced Techniques and Special Topics course will also be offered at The Pilot Center. Students who want to enroll in the course can choose between taking classes every Monday and Wednesday evening, Jan. 28 through March 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 9 through June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

This advanced taxidermy class is open to advanced taxidermists, past students or those currently enrolled in one of the 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.

Pre-registration and pre-payment of $183 class fee are required for either class. For more information, call (336) 368-3618. Visit www.surry.edu for information and registration form. For more updates on Surry’s Taxidermy courses, follow along on Facebook @SurryTaxidermy. 


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