Interested in learning the art of taxidermy? 30-year career taxidermist, Tom Mirabile, offers beginner taxidermy courses which will teach you the foundations of a lifelike mount. These 40 hour courses take place over one week and allow you to learn 1:1 alongside Tom. Each course includes a specimen to take home.
This course will take your bird taxidermy to the next level. It does not matter if your a beginner or have years of bird work under your belt. We walk you thru our process step by step. You'll learn the proper technique to skin, flesh & wash a bird; obtain hands on instruction for mounting the bird from trial fitting to finish work & create a natural looking habitat to display your finished piece.
This course will show you our secrets for a lifelike mount -- hint, it's all about the details. You'll learn the best way to handle the hide once it returns from the tannery, form selection, and our best tips for mounting the deer from trial fitting to detailed finish work. Create a natural looking piece you will be proud of in your finished shoulder mount.
This course will dig into one of the most challenging areas of taxidermy.
You'll learn to prepare the tanned skin for mounting; our secrets of mounting mammals and create a natural looking habitat to display your finished life size mammal. Specimen provided for this course is either a red fox or a raccoon.
This course will teach you the secret to fish taxidermy -- proper color blending. During this course you'll learn airbrush principals; preparation for reproduction blanks; hand painting & create a natural looking habitat to display your finished fish.
Join us on Zoom from the comfort of your own home. Since it is a working studio you will have the freedom to log in at your convenience and watch us work on various items from deer, elk, bears, ducks, geese, turkeys, small mammals and everything in between. Multiple price plans exist depending on the amount of weeks per month that you would like to follow us. Please reach out for prices.
Starting at $500. per week. That's only $12.50 per hour.
Courses are offered from June to August and spaces are limited.
Register below or contact me directly to reserve your spot.
Spot's are confirmed with a $300 non-refundable deposit.
We accept all major credit cards, or cash for cost of enrollment.
Courses take place over the course of a week.
There are several hotels within 5 miles of Mirabile Taxidermy.
Lunch is included each day.
Discounted Hotel Rates
Holiday Inn Express in Limerick, PA
Staybridge Suites in Royersford, PA
“I was fortunate enough to take the full Mirabile Taxidermy course with Tom. I couldn’t be happier with what I learned and am still learning from him. I was confident enough from what I learned to start my own business right out of the course. What’s great is even though I’m finished with his course he is still willing to help, guide or answer my many questions! I would highly recommend his course or even individual classes if you’re looking to learn from a master taxidermist!”