In this one day taxidermy class, you'll be learning how to skin, prep, and mount a life-size standing rat. 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!


Where: Hive and Forge in Salem MA


When: Sunday November 7th, 2021 Class runs 12pm-5pm


Who: Working alongside licensed taxidermist Nicole Baldelli. She is the owner of the businesses Nikki Deerest Novelty Taxidermy and Lone Fox Taxidermy. She has over 6 years of taxidermy experience and a wide range of background with art and animals.


Details: This class is 18+ as we will be working with sharp objects. We do allow responsible young adults ages 13-17 with a signed parental consent form. After purchasing a ticket please email us to let us know you will need a parental consent form which will be signed at the day of the class. 


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.


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 rat! We will also provide some light refreshments.


Class sizes are limited to 6 students to allow proper social distancing guidelines. Masks are required while inside Hive & Forge and the workshop.

Rat Taxidermy Class - Paid in full

  • In case of cancellations and emergencies, 50% of the full ticket price will be refunded if you cancel before 72 hours of the class. There will be no refunds given if you have to cancel within 72 hours of the class. If you need to transfer to a different class before the 72 hour mark, please contact us to do so, there will be a $50 transfer fee. The only exception to this is if you are able to fill your ticket spot, please contact us if this happens. Other than that, there are no exceptions to these policies. 

    Please remember we are a small business and not able to make exceptions to these policies as we rely on this income. Please contact us if you have any questions.