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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: chester county, spring city, pa
Re: Thinking about pursuing Taxidermy~NEED ADVICE~
you can go to a taxidermy school...my husband attended pennsylvania institute of taxidermy...alot of money but you will do a little of everything(fish,mamals,birds)skinning,preping all of that.
you can look up master taxidermists who give private one on one classes. i ma not sure if you would learn skinning or hide prep with them maybe just mounting and finishing....you would need to seek out someone who specializes in each category(much more time consuming)
either way you could probably get a lot of one on one instruction for the price of school.
if you truly feel you will have a god given talent and you are artistic in other ways you should go for it. however if you are not naturally artistic it may YEARS to become good enough to do work for money! you have seen some shoty work on here i am sure and that is because it is HARD to recreate living creatures.
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