Anyone interested in learning more about the taxidermy classes offered by Surry Community College is encouraged to attend an orientation on Saturday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain, N.C. This orientation was originally scheduled earlier in the month, but it was rescheduled due to inclement weather.
This free session is open to anyone who would like to visit the taxidermy classroom/lab; meet with the instructor to hear more about the class; learn about the associated costs, required tools and supplies; and see the training facility.
Pre-registration for this orientation is requested by Thursday, January 28. For more information or to register, call (336) 386-3618.
The Taxidermy: Deer and Game Heads/Birds and Waterfowl class will meet every other Saturday, February 6 through June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain.
Instruction will be provided on skinning, fleshing, tanning and drying the skin as well as ordering mannequins and other parts necessary to complete the mount. Students will also learn how to alter and rebuild a mannequin. Laws and regulations will be discussed.
The Taxidermy: Advanced Techniques and Special Topics class will meet every other Saturday, February 6 through June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain.
This advanced taxidermy class is open to advanced taxidermists, past students or those currently enrolled in one of our other taxidermy courses. Topics can include: form alterations and form building, casting, molding, advanced painting and finishing methods, and artificial habitat molding. Participants may work on deer, fish, birds, or life-size projects of their choice and receive individualized instruction as needed.
Pre-registration and pre-payment of $183 class fee are required for either class. For more information, call (336) 368-3618. Visit “http://surry.edu/areas-of-study/job-training/taxidermy/advanced-techniques-and-special-topics” or www.surry.edu for information and registration form.