The University of the arts

Taxidermy as Wearable Art
The University of the Arts

CE 5054N 01 Taxidermy as Wearable Art

CE 5054N 01

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Beth Beverly



Fall 2017

  • (Nov. 1 to Dec. 6)
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Tuition: $225 / Fees: $50
Creatively repurpose, design and fabricate animal specimens in this introduction to one of the world's oldets and most alluring crafts. Learn the essentials of basic taxidermy to gain visual and hands-on knowledge of animal anatomy and an understanding of natural fibers, ultimately completing an accessory or wearable embellishment of your choice. Specimens for class are sourced humanely and are safe to handle. Additional costs may be incurred for materials depending on the scope of the individual project selected.

Course Overview

You will begin processing your specimen on the first week and choose one of the several design options given for final pieces. Over the course of five weeks specimen will be preserved and mounted into completed pieces.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Have visual and hands on knowledge of animal anatomy plus an understanding on the preservation of natural fibers.
  • Acquire a solid foundation of taxidermy craft from skinning and fleshing to design and process.
  • Be competent in incorporating taxidermy work into various disciplines.


  • Ethically sourced specimen provided by the instructor.
  • Scalpel and blades
  • Varying materials specific to student’s individual design (to be determined in class)

View images from Beth Beverly's recent exhibit at UArts:

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