Raccoon & Red Fox Shoulder Mount
This course will be taught by Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy.
Geared for taxidermy beginners or those with some experience looking to improve their skills. This course focuses on the intricacies of mammal faces.
Canines and Raccoons are known for their expressive eyes and facial muscles. Students will give special attention to facial details by sculpting and learning to read reference. Having an understanding of anatomy and character is key. Happily, we will be joined by a canine companion who has volunteered to help us out.
In this class, you will use and modify a commercial form, insert proper commercial ear-liners, shape noses, set eyes, tuck eyelids, tuck mouth, and practice the finer aspects of grooming hair/whiskers. We are also offering an open-mouth option for foxes. Students will learn how to shape and tuck the lips on an open-mouth form and insert a tongue.
We will be working with specimens that have already been skinned, prepped, and tanned to our standards. Additionally, students will be given information & videos on how to do those aspects on their own in the future. Each student will also be given a finishing kit that includes grooming and painting supplies. All supplies, tools & specimens will be provided by Prey for your classes. Students will be given a PDF of each step, supply lists, tools lists, and resources that might help you on your taxidermy journey. Videos of skinning faces and tanning skins will also be provided.
Students may leave a 50% deposit on this class with code 'SHOULDER50'. We will contact you for final payment on March 28th.
We will be working on specimens collected as part of pest control/abatement. Because of urban encroachment, these animals have become dependent on humans for food and their populations have increased beyond what would be natural. These have been removed from the population for those reasons. Their deaths are not related to the art and are simply a by-product of pest & population management.
This is an intensive workshop, so be prepared to work and focus. We ask that this class be attended only by students 15 years of age or older-- though exceptions can be made under certain conditions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Location & Cancellations
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LOCATION: The class will be held at the new Prey Taxidermy studio at 2684 Lacy St Los Angeles 90031. You will receive a confirmation email with a liability waiver and other information a few days before class.