In this beginner's taxidermy class, students will learn the basic skinning and mounting processes involved in creating a taxidermy squirrel. Class cost includes the lesson, squirrel specimen, and all supplies including a professional quality squirrel mannequin form, glass eyes, etc. A variety of squirrel mannequins in different poses will be available at the class. Each student will leave the class with their own finished taxidermy squirrel mount. The size of the mounted squirrel is about 7 inches tall if standing upright. Students are encouraged to bring miniature props if they'd like to decorate their piece; a select amount of dollhouse props and clothing, as well as a wood base, acorns, pine cones, moss, etc will be provided free of charge by the instructor to those interested. Real squirrel skull for your squirrel to hold (as shown in pic) is available upon availability for an additional $25 at the class. Glass domes may be available for additional cost. Please use the drop-down menu to choose your class date. All classes are BYOB if you like. 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 get the best end result. 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: No experience necessary. No harsh or dangerous chemicals are used. No animals are killed for the sake of taxidermy. This is a great beginner’s class. 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.