We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.
Learn about the fantastic history of taxidermy and then get hands-on with your very own taxidermy project! Using tanned hides, students will craft their own mannikin heads and bodies and learn how to set eyes, wire limbs, groom, pose, and more. This workshop specifically focuses on mounting and finishing techniques, but a skinning and tanning guide will be provided in order to supplement future projects students may choose to work on. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will keep their own small mammal mount. The mount will need to dry for a few weeks before it is ready for permanent display in your home.
This class starts promptly at 10:00 am and ends between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the taxidermy process, late students are asked to call ahead with an expected arrival time. A contact phone number will be provided after registration. We will accommodate late arrivals to the best of our ability, but late students are not guaranteed to finish their projects during the designated class time.
Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis
Fees: $225 members/$250 nonmembers
This event is sold out. Please email Reservations to be added to the wait list.