CLASS DETAILS

Learn basic taxidermy skills through a one day, hands-on class

BASIC TAXIDERMY CLASS

Sunday, September 25, 2022
1:00-5:00pm
$100/per person

Located in “Who Gives A Scrap” Classroom
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OVERVIEW

You won’t need to bring anything, simply register and show up. Feel free to bring your own accessories to pose with your mouse (glasses, shoes, toys, etc).

1) SKIN: Pelt removal and internal examination
2) PRESERVE: Add drying agents
3) 20 MINUTE BREAK
4) FORM: Create armature and sew up
5) FINAL TOUCHES: Pose and add accessories

Along the way will also discuss:
• Wet specimens
• Bone cleaning techniques
• Various other taxidermy topics

FAQS

• All tools and specimens will be provided.
• Feel free to bring some funny hats or props for your piece.
• Each student will take home their completed specimen.
• You will experience a very small amount of blood.
• The class averages 4+ hours.
• Students under the age of 18 are welcome. A consent form from the guardian is required along with the standard registration form: – Under 18 Form –

MORE FAQS

REGISTER/COST

• $100/per person for public or private classes
• Pay via cash, PayPal or Venmo
• You must register before class

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THE TEACHER

Howdy, my name is Sally. I have been practicing various bone/flesh preservation techniques for many years. My work is both scientific and art centric.

MY SERVICES

LOCATIONS

Public and private classes take place all around Colorado Springs. View the specific class for location.

Classroom Setting: “Who Gives A Scrap” 810 Arcturus Drive / 80905
My Home: Colorado Springs / 80905
Your Choice: Indoor / Outdoor

SCHEDULE A CLASS

PRIVATE CLASS: Host a class at your home or at mine. Birthday, girl’s night, etc.
PUBLIC CLASS: Curious when the next class will be or want to make sure one is available a particular day? Submit a request and I’ll see what I can do.

CONTACT

APRIL 2022

BIRTHDAY PARTY

When you mix 5 women, a birthday, and drinks; you get a party. When you add in some rats and razor blades, you get a celebration of a lifetime. Plus, hosting the class at my house allowed for a tour of the dermestid beetle colony and a variety of works in progress.

JANUARY 2020

DERBY GIRLS

A group of 5 derby girls came over to spend the day opening up rats. We were shocked when 7 babies were pulled out of one of the specimens.

FEBRUARY 2019

MOTHER & DAUGHTER

Lupita and her daughter Salomé came over to create the amazing Priscialla. We had such a wonderful time creating, learning, and laughing.

JANUARY 2019

THE FOX & WOODPECKER

When Becca found a fox, she was determined to give it a bird friend for eternity. We spent a few weekends together preserving the fox and then the bird that rested on his shoulder.

SEPTEMBER 2018

HOLIDAY FUN

What do you do for a Labor Day party with friends? Taxidermy of course. Munchies, drinks, and a beautiful Colorado day gave way to holiday they will remember forever.

July 2017

KITCHEN TABLE

There is nothing like sitting around on a Saturday evening laughing and cutting open specimens. This group enjoyed the comforts of sitting in my kitchen while we did some taxidermy. My (live) cat enjoyed the company too, so she napped on the table.

Summer 2017

DENVER STUDENTS

Some students come from Denver to learn the process. On this particular day, a journalist showed up for info and pics. I talked her into joining us so she could truly understand the class.

July 2017

TIME FOR LOVE

A great way to bond is to do something new and exciting. This couple got to know each other even more by exploring the innards of small rodent.

May 2017

SO MUCH FUN

Sometimes the classes at CoCo Crafted went on for hours after scheduled time due to the conversations and laughs. It was great to meet all of the students and hear how their minds morphed during class about the idea of cutting open dead animals.

April 2017

COCO CRAFTED

Hands-on taxidermy classes were offered through CoCo Crafted in downtown Colorado Springs. The ages and levels of experience varied, but they all enjoyed the process in the end.

October 2015

FIRST GRADE

When you are in first grade, everything is interesting. So I took some live bugs and cleaned bones to a local school to entertain their growing minds. They didn’t like the smell, but loved the idea of bugs cleaning the dead.

November 2010

THE SLAUGHTER

Ranch Foods Direct offered a live slaughter demonstration at Venetucci Farms in Colorado Springs. The bull was shot with a gun in the back of a trailer, then hung up to have the head removed and blood drained. They finally loaded it up into the mobile slaughter trailer, removed the innards, and cut up for consumption.