Taxidermy Lab 101
Taxidermy Lab 101
Taxidermy Lab 101
Taxidermy Lab 101
Taxidermy Lab 101
Taxidermy Lab 101

Taxidermy Lab 101

February 21
This course is from 6pm to 9pm.

Space is limited!

Welcome to Taxidermy Lab 101. This demonstration course will provide students with an on-site tutorial into the world of museum taxidermy. Students will be invited into the Prey Taxidermy studio where they will discover how this 'dead art' is breathing life into conservation education.

This is an introductory course where students will learn the basics of taxidermy through detailed presentations and demonstrations followed by a Q&A.

Lab Curriculum

  • Welcome & Tour
  • Mammal Taxidermy presentation
  • Mammal skinning  demonstration
  • Bird Taxidermy presentation 
  • Bird skinning demonstration
  • Q&A

    Learn about the techniques used by award-winning taxidermist, Allis Markham and her talented team at Prey. Allis was trained at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and has a World Title from the World Taxidermy Championships. She is joined by her long-time apprentice, Paloma Strong, who holds a degree in biology with an emphasis in ornithology. Their clients include multiple Natural History Museums around the country, The Smithsonian, The Getty Research Institute, and even brands such as Gucci. 

    This is not one of our hands-on workshops but is a demonstration and presentation course. While students will not participate or take home any pieces, they will be given a comprehensive overview of the craft of taxidermy. Students will also be sent a follow-up email with a PDF copy of the presentations and a list of resources discussed in the course.

    This course is open to students of all ages. Please be aware that we will be demonstrating on actual dead specimens. We will send an email the week of the course to confirm all information about parking and studio entry.

    *Do not plan to miss any moment of class; i.e. arriving late or leaving early.

    ** There will be no video allowed during this course. Photos are allowed except for the specimen demonstrations to avoid potential issues with the general public. 

    Location & Cancellations

    ** Please review our strict cancellation policy here **

    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.