Taxidermy Classes

by Mickey Alice Kwapis

Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8

If you've ever been curious about the craft of taxidermy, we've got just the class for you. Licenced and professionally trained taxidermist Mickey Alice Kwapis travels the world teaching and her next two Ontario classes right in our studio! From Mickey's website: 

"I will supply everything you need to learn how to taxidermy a specimen (or two) from start to finish and take it home with you when you are done. To learn more about sustainable taxidermy, please visit the FAQs. Skills taught will include making a primary incision, skinning, properly splitting and turning facial features, cleaning the pelt, mounting, aftercare, as well as discussions on bone cleaning and wet specimen preservation. The entire class will also serve as an open forum to ask questions and discuss anything related to the taxidermy industry, mortality, etc"

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451 Christie St. Toronto, ON. M6G 3C7

Saturday, February 7th - Domesticated Rabbits

Sunday, February 8th - Victorian-Style Rat Dioramas

2:00-6:00 PM

What the class provides
all supplies and materials


Book Now

Mickey's classes are now sold out, but we still have availability for our Taxidermy 101 Speaker Series!

Read more and purchase a ticket here.  


Feel free to email us with any other questions

Further information regarding policies can be found on Mickey's website.



Teacher Bio

Mickey Alice Kwapis is a professionally trained, licensed taxidermist and traveling taxidermy instructor. She has been working professionally in the taxidermy industry since March of 2012. Known internationally for her pop-up classes, Mickey teaches students everything they need to know to mount small mammals using traditional, museum-quality skin study specimen preservation techniques from start to finish in one class session. Mickey practices sustainable taxidermy methods and has worked and taught at such institutions as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Audubon Zoo, and the University of Sydney Veterinary Science department.