Join us for a fun afternoon learning the art of taxidermy with local Taxidermist Simone Smith. This beginner’s class covers all of the basics of small mammal taxidermy. All materials for the class will be provided including an ethically obtained mouse that students will work on from start to finish to learn the process of skinning, preserving the flesh, building a form, mounting and posing the mouse, and finishing techniques. Students will leave at the end of the day with their very own taxidermied mouse and the knowledge to continue to create future mounts.

This is a beginner’s class, no experience required. This class is 18+ We will be covering the entire process from start to finish including skinning the animal, the gore is minimal but this class may not be for everyone.

A wood base will be provided to display your mouse on. You decide how to pose your mouse, mount a natural lifelike mouse or give him a mustache and glasses! Students are encouraged to bring any small props they want to use with their mount.

No dangerous chemicals are used in this class

Gloves will be provided, students may want to bring an apron if desired

A notebook, pen, and camera are recommended for taking notes

The mice are disease-free and are not killed for the purpose of this class.

The mice are provided, please don’t bring any dead ( or live) animals to class.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 18 years of age to attend this workshop.

What can I bring to the event?
Please feel free to bring a drink and snack since this is a 5-hour class. There will be opportunities for breaks and you can grab a beverage over at Blip Roasters.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions about the workshop please feel to contact us at and use the subject of the title of the workshop, e.g. - "August Beginner's Taxidermy Workshop".

What's the refund policy?
There are no refunds however if you should not be able to attend for whatever reason, please email us at info@noirartsandoddities ASAP so we can assist you. 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
As mentioned above, please contact us immediately as soon as you know you cannot attend and we will do all we can to accommodate your situation.