November 9, 2019
Noir Arts and Oddities, Kansas City, Missouri
Tickets $280 through Noir Arts and Oddities' Website Here
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.**