We invite you to join taxidermist Amber Maykut for a beginners class in raccoon taxidermy. All materials, including an ethically sourced, skinned and tanned raccoon, professional raccoon taxidermy mannequin form, glass eyes, ear liners, wood plaque, etc., will be provided for each student to learn the taxidermy mounting process. Each class member will leave class with their own taxidermy raccoon shoulder mount on a wood plaque, ready to hang on the wall. Please use the drop-down menu to choose the class date. There are no refunds and no rescheduling for students who miss or cancel their class. Class size is limited to 4 students per class for each student to receive maximum step-by-step attention from the instructor to obtain the best end results. All classes are BYOB if you like. Students may choose to return to the studio in the weeks after the class to do a free 1 hour finishing work lesson on their piece to learn to epoxy, airbrush, and grooming techniques on their piece. There is no video or audio recording allowed during class, but taking photos of your work and the taxidermy studio is permitted. Students age 13 and up are welcome to join, however those under age 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when arriving at the class. Parents, family members, etc who are not paid students are unable to remain in the studio during the class. There are is a coffee shop, pizza, a park, etc 2-3 blocks away on Nassau Ave. For more info please visit our FAQ page.
Please note: We recommend students take a smaller mammal class before the raccoon and fox classes, however, no experience is required to sign up. No harsh or dangerous chemicals are used. No animals are killed for the sake of taxidermy. For questions, feel free to email us through our contact page.
Gift certificates: Please use the class date drop-down menu to choose 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 date they wish to attend. The value of the gift certificate can alternately be put towards any other type of class.