Birds 101
Birds 101
Birds 101

Birds 101


On Hold Due to Covid

Birds 101 Class with Allis Markham

Class will be held from 10AM - 5PM each day.

This class is recommended for individuals who have not done taxidermy or small bird taxidermy before and are looking to learn this precise craft. Birds are a perfect way to start learning taxidermy because students can go from frozen to finished all in one class!

You'll learn the same techniques used by award-winning taxidermist, Allis Markham. Allis received '3rd in the World' at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships for her African Jacana non-game bird. Her clients include multiple Natural History Museums, The Getty and Gucci. 

Each student will learn proper museum-quality techniques; skinning, fleshing, wiring, body creation, mounting and grooming their own bird to take home. All supplies, tools & specimens will be provided and are included in the class fee.

We will be working on European Starlings that were collected as nuisance animals. These are an invasive species not native to North America and were taken as part of pest control. They eat crops and destroy the nests of native birds. Their deaths are not related to the art. 

This is an intensive workshop, so be prepared to work and focus each day. The second day can go slightly over time depending on the class. We also ask that this class be attended only by students 18 years of age or older. 

LOCATION: The class will be held at the new Prey Taxidermy in Highland Park, Los Angeles 90042. The exact address will be emailed to you after purchase and in a confirmation email before the class day. 

Please be aware of our strict cancellation policyDue to continual last-minute cancelations impacting our business, we must charge a $100 cancellation fee and will attempt to re-sell your spot. However, if we cannot resell your spot, you forfeit all payments. Canceling within 24 hours of class or 'no show' will not receive a refund. 'Switching' classes is considered a cancelation.*
Please be aware of our cancellation policy; in order to get a full refund, you must cancel before 72 hours of class start time. 'Switching' classes is considered a cancelation. Additionally, if less than 50% of class is purchased 72 hours before start, class is subject to reschedule.

This class is temporarily unavailable