Thursday, September 20, 2012

ADDITIONAL CLASS ADDED Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Sue Jeiven, London, Last Tuesday Society, September 27, 1-5

Due to popular demand, we have just added one additional "Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class" to the month-long Morbid Anatomy Presents lineup at The Last Tuesday Society.

The new class will take place next Thursday, September 27th at 1:00 PM. No former taxidermy experience is required, and you need bring nothing; you will leave with your own taxidermied mouse set in a tableau, and the skills to create your own in the future; past student projects can be seen by clicking here. It must also be mentioned that Sue is a passionate and amazing teacher, and we have had nothing but excellent feedback about her class.

Class size is limited to 15, and this class tends to sell out very quickly--the first two we announced are already sold out!--so if interested, I suggest you purchase tickets straight away. You can do so by clicking here. Hope very much to see you there!
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class  with Susan Jeiven
Dates: Thursday September 27 2012 
Cost: £60.00
Time: 1-5
Location: Last Tuesday Society, 11 Mare Street London E8 4RP

Anthropomorphic taxidermy–the practice of mounting and displaying taxidermied animals as if they were humans or engaged in human activities–was a popular art form during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The best known practitioner of the art form is British taxidermist Walter Potter who displayed his pieces–which included such elaborate tableaux as The Death of Cock Robin, The Kitten Wedding, and The Kitten Tea Party–in his own museum of curiosities.

We invite you to join taxidermist, tattoo artist and educator Susan Jeiven for a beginners class in anthropomorphic taxidermy. All materials–including a mouse for each student–will be provided, and each class member will leave at the end of the day with their own anthropomorphic taxidermied mouse. Students are invited to bring any miniature items with which they might like to dress or decorate their new friend; some props and miniature clothing will also be provided by the teacher. A wide variety of sizes and colors of mice will be available.

No former taxidermy experience is required.

Also, some technical notes:
  • We use NO harsh or dangerous chemicals.
  • Everyone will be provided with gloves.
  • All animals are disease free.
  • Although there will not be a lot of blood or gore, a strong constitution is necessary; taxidermy is not for everyone.
  • All animals were already dead, nothing was killed for this class. All mice used are feeder animals for snakes and lizards and would literally be discarded if not sold.
  • Please do not bring any dead animals with you to the class

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