All classes are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated, we will cover steps used in taxidermy and pinning from start to finish. No harsh or dangerous chemicals will be used. 

Depending on the class, students will be able to pose the arms and legs/wings of their specimen to their liking and are encouraged to bring miniature props to decorate.

Private classes are available upon request; we can also accommodate special events, parties, weddings and more.

Workshops in Vancouver take place at Pretty Dead Taxidermy in Mt. Pleasant.

For booking and details, please follow the link to the Eventbrite page:



April 24 - Flying Squirrel Taxidermy

May 15 - Rat Taxidermy

May 18 - Butterfly Pinning

June 8 - Butterfly Pinning

July 10 - Pack Rat Taxidermy



"Jonna Lepeska is a kind and patient teacher. When I signed up for her taxidermy classes I had zero experience doing anything like it before but Jonna took me under her wing and showed me the ropes. The lessons she taught me were thorough, informative and most importantly, fun! I looked forward to each of our lessons to learn another new and valuable skill. I highly recommend anyone who is even remotely interested to take her classes. You won't regret it!" Karly Zouppas

"Jo is very knowledgeable. As a vegan I was hesitant about the rat taxidermy class but Jo was super patient and it definitely wasn't as gory or as scary as I was expecting! It's fascinating to learn about the anatomy and the techniques of taxidermy." Laura Montrose