Caleb's Animal Artistry was founded by Caleb May, a working taxidermist with 29 years of experience in the taxidermy field.
Our taxidermy workshop is designed to give beginners the opportunity to learn everything that goes into accomplishing their mounts. You will have the opportunity to learn the trade with a working taxidermist in his own studio.
Our goal is to provide you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence to successfully begin your own career as a taxidermist or enjoy the art as a hobby from your own home.
We are a unique, non-accredited tuition-free workshop. Our workshop offers the hands on experience of working with another taxidermist - and you keep all of your work. This is what sets us apart from other taxidermy schools and creates a fun, stress-free environment for beginners to learn for themselves the art of taxidermy!
It was a great experience coming to Caleb's workshop. He is a true artist and teacher.
The class had a nice relaxed atmosphere where I made some good friends. I'd highly recommend coming to this workshop over any other school if you want to leave educated and confident.
My experience has not only been outstanding but above and beyond my expectation. I've learned more than just taxidermy but the art of taxidermy from tanning to bringing the animals back to life in its own habitat which I learned how to create.
I couldn't be happier with my decision to attend Caleb's workshop. Being able to attend a working studio provided an invaluable view into the everyday tasks needed to run a professional business.
The small class sizes meant everyone got the one-on-one time they needed while still have a great workspace.
Caleb's teaching style allows great flexibility with room for creativity and personal style. I would heartily recommend the school to anyone wanting to start their career in a fun, relaxed and highly professional way.
The decision to become a taxidermist has been a long journey for me. There are a lot of schools out there and I spent 2 years checking them out and trying to find one that best offered what I was looking for.
I met Caleb May and his family at a sports show and saw a guy that had strong family values and a lot of knowledge and experience. His ability to communicate with students and explain why certain methods are necessary is crucial to understanding this great form of art. While attending this class a student will learn that you are only limited by your imagination and not the teachings of the instructor. This is what I feel separates this school form the rest. Caleb has years of experience and isn't afraid to share it with his students. He also has the ability to listen to the ideas of his students and encourage you to be creative.
It has been a great experience attending this school and I feel it has a lot to offer anyone that wants to be a taxidermist either for a living or as a hobby.
Good luck! - Ron Hawkins (taxidermist)