|BILL ALLEN'S POCONO INSTITUTE OF
1100 FOSTER AVE
(Route 940 1 mile west of White Haven)
WHITE HAVEN PA 18661
PHONE (570) 443-9166
ART OF TAXIDERMY - COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
|2 Hours ~ ORIENTATION
Introductions, your future in Taxidermy, laws, explanation of how our course is operated, explanation of equipment, precautions.
|160 Hours ~ FISH COURSE |
Skinning, scraping, patter making, body carving, mounting, finish work, airbrush painting techniques and displaying.
|118 Hours ~ BIRD COURSE
Skinning, body making, mounting, finish work, and displaying.
|192 Hours ~ FUR COURSE|
Skinning, fleshing, eye setting, mounting, finish work, natural habitat bases, and displaying. Demonstrations and hands-on sculpting.
|8 Hours ~ BUSINESS COURSE
Setting up a business, pricing and overhead, targeted marketing, doing displays, advertising, taking in work, receipts, licensing, and State and Federal regulations.
|480 TOTAL HOURS |
( equivalent to 12 weeks )
|PARTIAL COURSE OPTIONS ~|
Fish Course ~ 4 Weeks
Bird Course ~ 3 Weeks
Fur course ~ 4.5 Weeks
** The 40 hours , or 12th week not included in the list above, is combination of sorting, tagging, and specimen preparation for each course. A business course is included in each course. A certificate will be awarded to all students who complete the course in a satisfactory manner.
Meet Bill Allen, Director
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