There’s something about re-creating the created, capturing a moment in time to create something special and meaningful.
It’s the art of taxidermy. Yes, taxidermy is an art. You have to know how animals appear and behave, how they react to a specific situation and then you have to re-create that moment in time. There’s a lot that goes into that, the preparation, knowing the anatomy and being confident with the supplies you use.
While all of us our born with certain skills that help us in a particular occupation or journey, taxidermy is rarely ever one of those skills. There’s a lot of skills that are needed to be a great taxidermist.
Hundreds of hunters visit Timberland Taxidermy every year as it’s one of the most popular taxidermy businesses in the state. Award-winning taxidermist Shawn Dawson is the owner and is one of the most recognized taxidermist in the country.
Shawn’s experience and training make him a commodity that others seek to improve their own taxidermy skills. Shawn has over 18 years experience and teaches taxidermy courses in his studio.
Shawn is a well known taxidermy judge, one of the biggest critics to those looking to win competitions for their work. For taxidermist that want to compete, there’s no better source to practice their craft and learn.
Mr. Dawson has been a certified taxidermy judge in the Oregon State Show (2009, 2016), Kansas State Show (2010, 2011), Idaho State Show (2010, 2012), Illinois State Show (2012, 2013), Nebraska State Show (2012, 2013) and the Minnesota State Show (2014, 2015).
Many students prefer Shawn’s taxidermy workshops due to the level of experience he has. Not only is he a certified taxidermy judge by The National Taxidermy Association, Shawn
The biggest advantage of working with Shawn is the one-on-one training. Mr. Dawson provides taxidermy training for beginners and advanced users.
One thing you rarely see in taxidermy schools is special one-on-one attention with courses specifically designed to help you where you need it the most. Why is this important?
For one, Shawn works within your skill set and his taxidermy course works around your skills. You’ll be learning in a friendly environment with one of the leading taxidermy instructors in the country.