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FISH TAXIDERMY CLASS
2 week class 96 hours. Tuition* includes all supplies and materials. This course is a must for future financial stability. All elements for the preparation
and mounting of fish will be taught during this two-week course. There will
be four different species of fish in this two-week course. All instruction will
be extensive hand-on.

* Please note the above fees are tuition only and donít cover costs of
specimens. See specimen section for costs and policy.
** A down payment is due at the time of enrollment.

Week 1

Day 1 - (Pan fish and Bass) - Instruct for measuring fish for manikin and
eyes. Instruct on skinning and fleshing 1st fish. Students skin and flesh two
fish. Soak in solution over night.

Day 2 - Instructor will lead a demonstration for fitting fish skins on manikins
and preparation of manikins used for mounting. Students will prepare
manikins and fit fish skins on manikins. Student will follow step-by-step
instruction on fitting of the first specimen; followed by one on one instruction
with the student on the studentís 2nd fish. Instructor will lead a demonstration
on mounting of specimen. Student will follow step-by-step instruction on the
first specimen; followed by one on one instruction with the student on the
studentís 2nd fish. Instructor will lead a demonstration fining fins. Student will
follow step-by-step instruction on fining of the first specimen; followed by
one on one instruction with the student on the studentís 2nd fish. Demo on
1st fish. Students finish 2nd fish.

Day 3 - (Walleye and Northern Pike) - Students measure two fish for
manikins and fish eye. Students skin and flesh two fish. Soak in solution over
night.

Day 4 - Students mount two fish and card fins. Demonstration on finishing
fish fins. Students finish fins on two fish. Instructor will lead a demonstration
on finishing back of fish, applying hangers to back of fish and epoxy work on
fish.

Day 5 - Student finish fins on two fish, finish back of fish and apply hanger.
Epoxy work on fish two fish.

Day 6 - Finishing fish, preparing for paint finishing. Students prepare
driftwood for all four fish.

Week 2
Students will complete any projects from the previous week. The second
week will include airbrush techniques, maintenance and selection of
equipment and includes practical painting, patterns and scenery selection.
Studentís projects will be critiqued and evaluated.

Day 1 - Students continue finishing fish and preparing driftwood for fish.

Day 2 - Lecture in depth about airbrush maintenance, airbrushing
techniques, purchasing airbrush, repair of the airbrush. Students begin
practice air brushing on paper, pattering airbrush and grade wash. Instructor
will lead a demonstration on vermiculation markings, and spot patterning.
Instructor will lead painting demonstration on Pan fish and Bass. Students
paint Pan fish and Bass.

Day 3 - Instruction followed by a demonstration using artificial trout head on
trout mount.  Instructor will conduct painting demonstration on Walleye and
Northern Pike. Students paint Walleye and Northern Pike.

Day 4 - Student will continue painting fish.

Day 5 - Instructor will lead mounting demonstration attaching fish to drift
wood and scenery. Students attach 4 fish to drift wood and scenery.

Day 6 - Critique all fish mounts. Fill out Evaluation survey sheets


Professional Taxidermy program includes:
 
Deer Head Taxidermy Class (1 Week) DETAILS CLICK HERE
Turkey Taxidermy Class (1 Week) DETAILS CLICK HERE
Bird Taxidermy Class (1 Week) DETAILS CLICK HERE
Small Mammal Taxidermy Class (1 Week) DETAILS CLICK HERE
Fish taxidermy Class (2 Week) DETAILS CLICK HERE
 
Wegner's School of Taxidermy, LLC. 
2214 E. Manogue Rd. 
Milton, Wisconsin. 53563
608-868-4022
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