Thanks for signing up for one of our classes -- we can't wait to see you! In the meantime, here's some information that you may find helpful in preparing for your upcoming taxidermy course. All of this information will be reiterated in an email to you the Tuesday prior to class.

Where to go: We are located at 2684 Lacy St., #209, Los Angeles, CA 90031, right across the street from the Lacy Street Animal Shelter. Information about how to access the studio will be provided to you in the email that will be sent the Tuesday before your first class day.

Where to park: Free street parking is usually pretty ample on Lacy St. or the surrounding streets on the weekend. Please do not leave any valuables in your car as LA is experiencing higher crime rates.

What time to arrive: Please arrive between 15 and 30 minutes prior to the start time included in your class listing.

Our lesson will start promptly at the time indicated and we cannot wait for any latecomers. Anyone arriving later than one hour after class begins will not be admitted and will not receive a refund. If you are flying in for class, please do not book a flight for Sunday night. Class tends to run late and lines at LAX tend to run long. If you have to fly out Sunday, please catch a red eye.

What to wear: Wear something comfortable that you might wear to any art class. No open-toed shoes. Gloves and aprons will be provided. We have central air and tend to keep it at 73 degrees. Masks are optional.

What to bring: We will have bottled water on-site and soft drinks, but feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic drinks, water, snacks or lunch.

You do not need to bring any of your own tools or specimens; all of that will be provided. We also ask do not bring large bags or bulky items as space in the studio is limited.

Bring your most positive, curious, and motivated self. This an intensive workshop, so expect to work hard (but don’t worry, we will be working hard right alongside you). You will be challenged, but this is a space for learning and we don’t encourage perfection – perfection doesn’t exist! You will be challenged, but I promise we won’t let you leave with something you aren’t proud of. Just get plenty of rest the night before and come in prepared to work.

What about lunch:  Lunch will take place around 12:30pm and will last for 1 hour. This time can change slightly, but you can help yourself to snacks in between steps when you need a quick break. You are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy it in our beautiful community courtyard. We have some refrigerator space, but an insulated bag is a good idea. Or you may hop out to grab lunch at one of our local lunch spots:

https://www.elarcolincolnheights.com/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/melas-cocina-mexicana-los-angeles (Saturday only)

http://www.theheightsdeli.com/

https://www.bigantsbbq.com/

https://www.btwentyfourcafe.com/menu/

https://www.guisados.la/ (Boyle Heights location)

What’s important: Please sign and return this liability waiver if you have not taken a class with us before. Parents must sign for/with minors. We will be handling sharp objects and tools. There is a safety briefing at the beginning of the class, but ultimately everyone is responsible for their own safety.

What not to do: We ask that students do not record video or audio of the class. There are plenty of documents for each step given after the course with detailed instructions and tool resources. This is for privacy in Allis’s own studio, and we ask that you conserve our ability to garner income from these in-person classes to support the studio's operation.

How long is the class: There is always the possibility that class can run a little late depending on the progress and pace of the entire group. It’s a team effort with no taxidermist left behind.

What about you: Please feel free to write back with anything we should know. We strive to make Prey Taxidermy a safe, diverse, and welcoming place to learn. If you would like to share your preferred pronouns, have special needs, purchased the class for someone not under the billing name, or anything else that might help accommodate you, just email us at info@preytaxidermy.com.