The elusive American Jackalope, first spotted in Wyoming in the early 1800s, is a strange rabbit hybrid with the antlers of a deer or antelope. 1934 marked the first time a Jackalope was stuffed, mounted, and put on display, and now you too can learn to taxidermy an American legend. 

Join us for a fun afternoon learning to taxidermy a Jackalope with local licensed Taxidermist Simone Smith. In this class you will create a Jackalope shoulder mount that will hang on a plaque. The class will cover the entire process from skinning the animal to fleshing, preserving, mounting, and finishing techniques. In this class you will learn to mount the Jackalope on a professional commercial form and focus on correct facial details and antler placement. No experience is necessary and all experience levels are welcomed. You will leave class with your completed Jackalope  and the knowledge and confidence to create future mounts.



All materials including the rabbit, antlers, and plaque are provided and students are encouraged to bring any props or accessories they’d like to incorporate into their piece. We will be covering the entire process from start to finish including skinning the animal, gore is minimal but this class may not be for everyone.

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 and a bag or box to safely carry your mount home in.

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

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

**Please Note: Colors of rabbits may vary as our supplier sends what they have available at random.**  


 FAQs

 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 18 years of age to attend this workshop. Exceptions can be made for minors if accompanied by an adult, please contact us about arrangements before purchasing tickets. This class is not suitable for students under the age of 14. 

 What can I bring into the event?

Please feel free to bring a drink and snack since this is a 6-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 info@simonesmith.com or info@noirartsandoddities.com and use the subject of the title of the workshop, e.g. - "Jackalope Taxidermy Class".

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@simonesmith.com ASAP so we can assist you.

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just check in with us when you arrive to the class

 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.