WEGNER'S SCHOOL OF TAXIDERMY
week class 96 hours. Tuition* includes all supplies and materials. This
course is a must for future financial stability. All elements for the preparation
mounting of fish will be taught during this two-week course. There will
four different species of fish in this two-week course. All instruction
Please note the above fees are tuition only and donít cover costs of
See specimen section for costs and policy.
A down payment is due at the time of enrollment.
1 - (Pan fish and Bass) - Instruct for measuring fish for manikin and
Instruct on skinning and fleshing 1st fish. Students skin and flesh two
Soak in solution over night.
2 - Instructor will lead a demonstration for fitting fish skins on
preparation of manikins used for mounting. Students will prepare
and fit fish skins on manikins. Student will follow step-by-step
on fitting of the first specimen; followed by one on one instruction
the student on the studentís 2nd fish. Instructor will lead a demonstration
mounting of specimen. Student will follow step-by-step instruction on the
specimen; followed by one on one instruction with the student on the
2nd fish. Instructor will lead a demonstration fining fins. Student will
step-by-step instruction on fining of the first specimen; followed by
on one instruction with the student on the studentís 2nd fish. Demo on
fish. Students finish 2nd fish.
3 - (Walleye and Northern Pike) - Students measure two fish for
and fish eye. Students skin and flesh two fish. Soak in solution over
4 - Students mount two fish and card fins. Demonstration on finishing
fins. Students finish fins on two fish. Instructor will lead a demonstration
finishing back of fish, applying hangers to back of fish and epoxy work
5 - Student finish fins on two fish, finish back of fish and apply
work on fish two fish.
6 - Finishing fish, preparing for paint finishing. Students prepare
for all four fish.
will complete any projects from the previous week. The second
will include airbrush techniques, maintenance and selection of
and includes practical painting, patterns and scenery selection.
projects will be critiqued and evaluated.
1 - Students continue finishing fish and preparing driftwood for fish.
2 - Lecture in depth about airbrush maintenance, airbrushing
purchasing airbrush, repair of the airbrush. Students begin
air brushing on paper, pattering airbrush and grade wash. Instructor
lead a demonstration on vermiculation markings, and spot patterning.
will lead painting demonstration on Pan fish and Bass. Students
Pan fish and Bass.
3 - Instruction followed by a demonstration using artificial trout
mount. Instructor will conduct painting demonstration on Walleye
Pike. Students paint Walleye and Northern Pike.
4 - Student will continue painting fish.
5 - Instructor will lead mounting demonstration attaching fish to drift
and scenery. Students attach 4 fish to drift wood and scenery.
6 - Critique all fish mounts. Fill out Evaluation survey sheets
Taxidermy program includes:
School of Taxidermy, LLC.
E. Manogue Rd.
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