In this class, students will learn to pin and mount a variety of butterflies. All specimens and materials are included in the class cost. Five butterflies, an entomology spreading board, entomology pins, pinning tape, and a shadowbox frame are included for each student to work on and take home with them. Butterflies species will vary due to availability. The class cost is $80 per student. All classes are BYOB if you like. No refunds can be given if you miss or cancel a class. Please note: the butterflies are pinned into place during the class. They then take 1 week to dry. Students may choose to leave their pinned butterflies to dry in the studio and return 1 week later for a free to receive help in mounting their dried butterflies into the frame. Otherwise, students will receive simple directions to frame their butterflies themselves at home.
No prior experience is required. No harsh or dangerous chemicals will be used and all animals are disease-free and deceased. No specimens are killed for the sake of taxidermy or entomology. Feel free to email us via the contact page with any questions.
Gift certificates: When purchasing the gift certificate option, you will be emailed a PDF gift certificate with a one year expiration date from date of purchase. The recipient can then look at the class calendar and email us to confirm the class they wish to attend. The value of the gift certificate can alternately be put towards any other type of class.