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Course Content

  • Explanation of bird anatomy, utilizing photos, drawings and skeletons

  • Proper skin preparation, repairs, and cleaning procedures

  • Effective mounting methods

  • Incorporating basic art concepts into your work

  • Complete in-depth painting and finishing techniques (including use of air brush)

  • Molding and casting artificial parts (10-day course only)

  • Advice on specimen evaluation, business tips on client communications, pricing, and standard contracts.

Weekend Group Workshops (2 - 4 persons)

Learn something new! Discover in just one weekend how to mount a basic bird and leave with a work of art of which you can be justly proud!

If you ever dreamed about trying your own hand at the fascinating art of bird taxidermy, this workshop is the answer.

Sportsman bring your friends and mount your favourite birds during a fun short weekend course, for less than the average cost of having them professionally mounted.

Designed for those who have always been curious about taxidermy but do not have enough time to commit to the full length, in-depth course offered by BIRDS ONLY, these weekend hands-on workshops provide an educational and entertaining alternative, enabling you to mount your first bird under expert supervision.

As the instructor explains and demonstrates the proper procedures step by step, each participant follows along on his/her own bird.

You will be shown the entire mounting process, from skinning and washing the specimen to painting, finishing, and making a suitable base to compliment your mount. All tools and habitat supplies included. Hardwood bases or panels available at nominal extra cost.

For information regarding tuition fees, course dates, and availability,

E-mail:, or phone (604) 538-6655 or TOLL FREE 1-888-850-8822
25% non-refundable deposit required to secure course date. Students responsible for own meals and lodging.

Reservations can be arranged at excellent nearby motel. Room and board can also be arranged on location if necessary. Transportation to and from airport available, if needed, at no extra charge.


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