Taxidermy for Beginners
This workshop will introduce students to basic small mammal taxidermy processes. This one day workshop is designed for beginners to learn techniques used in small mammal taxidermy. The class is designed for absolute beginners (but will also satisfy more experienced students) and cover all steps used in small mammal taxidermy from start to finish. No harsh or dangerous chemicals will be used and all animals are disease-free and deceased. Students will learn the taxidermy processes of skinning and mounting either a small rat (specimen, size and color depending on availability). All specimens are ethically sourced and each participant will receive a mouse to work on and complete. Class cost includes the lesson, specimen, and all supplies. Students will be able to pose the arms and legs of their mouse to their liking, and are encouraged to bring miniature props to decorate.
*A select amount of props will also be available in house for purchase at This Monkey’s Gone To Heaven.
About the Instructor:
Jonna Lepeska graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland 2011 as Bachelor of Arts in Theater Production with Honors and Distinction. She specialized in Scenic Art and has worked with the Finnish National Opera, BBC Scotland, in several film, theater, and event companies in Finland, UK and UAE.