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Sun, Feb 26


Hive & Forge

Red Squirrel Taxidermy Class

In this taxidermy class you'll learn how to mount a life-size standing red squirrel from start to finish and go home with your completed piece!

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Red Squirrel Taxidermy Class

Time & Location

Feb 26, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hive & Forge, 30 Church St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

About the Event

In this one day taxidermy class, you'll be learning how to skin, prep, and mount a life-size standing red squirrel. We'll be going over all of the details so that you learn the skills you need to start basic taxidermy. This is a great gateway into the world of this unique art form!

Pricing: Full ticket price is $250 / if you wish to sign up with a deposit please use coupon code "$100 deposit RS" and the remaining balance of $150 will be due at the class via cash, check, card, Paypal or Venmo. 

Working alongside licensed taxidermist Nicole Baldelli. She is the owner of the businesses Nikki Deerest Novelty Taxidermy and Lone Fox Taxidermy. She has over 7 years of taxidermy experience and a wide range of background with art and animals.

Details: All students are required to sign a waiver before class. Students ages 13-17 will need a parent/guardian to also sign the consent form. 

Parking: There is a lot next to Hive and Forge where you can park. Salem also has multiple parking garages and lots in the area. Pleae be prepared to pay for parking and plan finding parking in advance. Certain times of the year Salem can be very busy, please plan accordingly. Late arrivals of more than 30 minutes will not be allowed to attend the class. 

What's included: All basic supplies needed to complete your taxidermy piece! We will have wooden bases and other natural items. We also encourage you to get creative! Feel free to bring any fun props along with you if you'd like to dress up your red squirrel! We will also provide some light refreshments.

Class sizes are limited to 8 students.

***No animals used for my classes are harmed for the purpose of taxidermy. I work with breeders, friends, pest control, and fellow good Samaritans to source animals that have either died naturally or are a result of the farming/meat industry. All remains are used and nothing goes to waste.

Please email if you have any questions!

Refunds / Cancellations / Late Policy

There are no refunds for classes. We do allow class transfers for $50. If you have signed up for a class and are not able to attend, please contact us via email at about rescheduling and to pay your transfer fee. Class transfers are only allowed up to 72 hours before the event, if within 72 hours of the event your ticket fee is not refundable or transfereable. The only exception to this is finding another person to take your spot. If you cancel before the 72 hour mark you will receive a 50% refund of the full ticket price. Students that arrive more than 30 minutes late to class will not be allowed to attend. There are no refunds given for no shows and late arrivals. There are no other exceptions to these policies.





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