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Fish Mounting Class Schedule
 
  • Specimen handling and care, tagging
  • Anatomy and structure of specimen
  • Proper Measurements
  • Skinning, scraping and preserving
36 hours
  • Manikin selection preparation and mounting
  • Finish work: fin work, repairs and coverage of imperfections, proper eye setting and sealing
36 hours
  • Airbrushing basics: learn proper handling
    and techniques of using an airbrush
16 hours
  • Airbrushing fish
16 hours
  • Finish work
4 hours
   
Business lectures at various times.  
 
 
 

Class Requirements:

 
  • Each Student will mount 10 fish, 4 panfish and 6 gamefish
  • One of the gamefish will be a pedestal mount (360°) which is a fish that can be viewed from all angles. This type of mount is used in competition.
  • A natural habitant base for the 360° mount will be made.
Fish mount in process
   
Fish Mounting course completion photo

Specimens: Student may bring their own specimens (provided that they are properly cared for) or obtain specimens at a cost from American Institute of Taxidermy.

   

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
After completion of the each taxidermy course, a Certificate of Completion is given to the student.

Fish mount Certificate of Completion
 
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