DOBSON — Anyone interested in learning more about the taxidermy classes offered by Surry Community College is encouraged to attend one of two orientation sessions happening this month at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. The first session will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The second session will be held Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
This free session is open to anyone who would like to visit the taxidermy classroom/lab; meet with the instructor to hear more about the class; learn about the associated costs, required tools and supplies; and see the training facility.
Advanced registration for this orientation is requested. For more information or to register, call 336-386-3618.
The Taxidermy: Fish, Reptiles, Small Game and Life-size class will meet every other Saturday, Aug. 20 through Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Another section of this course will be offered Sept. 12 through Oct. 31 each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m.
Instruction will be provided on skinning, fleshing, tanning, and drying the skins of fish and small to large mammals. The correct use, alteration and rebuilding of purchased manikins and other parts will be covered also.
The Taxidermy: Advanced Techniques and Special Topics class will meet every other Saturday, Aug. 20 through Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An additional section of this course will be offered Sept. 12 through Oct. 31 each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m.
This advanced taxidermy class is open to advanced taxidermists, past students or those currently enrolled in one of our other taxidermy courses. Topics can include: form alterations and form building, casting, molding, advanced painting and finishing methods, and artificial habitat molding. Participants may work on deer, fish, birds, or life-size projects of their choice and receive individualized instruction as needed.
All classes are located in Room 138 of The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Advanced registration and payment of $183 class fee are required for each class. For more information, call 336-368-3618. Visit www.surry.edu for information and registration form.