HOST A TAXIDERMY WORKSHOP

I am currently booking a variety of taxidermy classes on weekends through the summer and autumn. All hosts will need to provide the following:

  • a well-lit indoor area with controlled heating and cooling
  • tables and chairs for students)
  • a restroom with a sink for students to wash their hands
  • access to a vacuum cleaner for any craft supplies that get dropped during the process

There will be little to no cleanup and no bio-hazardous material, making it much like hosting an arts and crafts night.

Curricula to choose from

Cabinet of Curiosities

  • Students will learn to spread and pin a sustainably sourced butterfly or moth, dissect an owl pellet, embalm a sustainably sourced small animal for a jarred wet specimen, and press flowers and plants in their own handmade plant press.
  • Students get to keep their specimens AND all of their tools and equipment (for use on future projects) at the end of the class and will receive aftercare instructions via email.
  • Preferred class size: 12-20 students, absolute minimum 10 students
  • Class cost: $150 per student, profit share negotiable 
  • Class length: Please allow 3 hours, may finish early

ENTOMOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS

  • Students will learn to spread and pin a sustainably sourced butterfly or moth, empress cicada, and a large atlas or stag beetle. They will also be provided with an already-spread butterfly or moth to insert into a shadow box, which is ready for immediate display.
  • Students get to keep their specimens AND all of their tools and equipment (for use on future projects) at the end of the class and will receive aftercare instructions via email.
  • Preferred class size: 12-20 students, absolute minimum 10 students
  • Class cost: $200 per student, profit share negotiable 
  • Class length: Please allow 3 hours, may finish early

Squirrel Taxidermy

  • Students will learn to mount a sustainably sourced, tanned fox squirrel or grey squirrel hide using a cast foam head, glass eyes, and a hand-built mannikin (body).
  • Students get to keep their finished squirrels at the end of the class and will receive aftercare instructions via email.
  • Preferred class size: 10 students, absolute minimum 7 students
  • Class cost: $300 per student, profit share negotiable
  • Class length: Please allow 5 hours, may finish early

Rabbit or Jackalope Bust Taxidermy

  • Students will learn to mount a sustainably sourced, tanned rabbit skin by carving their own mannikin heads and wrapping their own rabbit bodies. The finished product will be a rabbit mounted on a plaque to hang on a wall.
  • Students get to keep their finished rabbit at the end of the class and will receive aftercare instructions via email.
  • Preferred class size: 10 students, absolute minimum 7 students
  • Class cost: $225 per student, profit share negotiable
  • Class length: Please allow 4 hours, may finish early

Raccoon or Skunk Head Taxidermy

  • Students will learn to mount a sustainably sourced, tanned raccoon or skunk using a cast foam head and glass eyes. The finished product will be a mammal head mounted on a plaque to hang on a wall.
  • Students get to keep their finished rabbit at the end of the class and will receive aftercare instructions via email.
  • Preferred class size: 10 students, absolute minimum 7 students
  • Class cost: $400 per student, profit share negotiable
  • Class length: Please allow 4 hours, may finish early

In exchange for hosting a weekend of classes, you will receive the following benefits:

MUSEUMS, SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES

  • Negotiable profit share
  • Options for lectures, demonstrations, and other non-workshop events during my visit, free of charge

Any and all museums and schools (K-12 and higher ed.) are encouraged to make inquiries!

BUSINESS OWNERS

  • Tickets to classes you host OR profit share OR a combo of both, negotiated before confirming booking
  • Options for cocktail events and demonstrations offered to clients for small admission fee ($10-$20)

 

I am willing to teach in boutiques, studios, antique stores, etc. - just ask! Please be prepared to provide photos.


Please choose at least two curricula, or one type of class that you would like to host two days in a row.
PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT THIS FORM IF YOU ARE NOT THE REPRESENTATIVE OF A VENUE.
PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT THIS FORM IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY PREPARED TO HOST A CLASS.


Available dates:

  • November 3rd & 4th
  • November 10th & 11th
  • November 17th & 18th
  • December 1st & 2nd
  • December 8th & 9th
  • January 5th & 6th
  • January 12th & 13th
  • January 19th & 20th

More will be added as time goes on.

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