Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Course

Photo credit: Dafydd Owen

Photo credit: Dafydd Owen

Title: Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Course
Location: MadLab shop
Description: Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to antropomorphise their mice. Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, donning a top hat or a tricorn, we will transform your mice into a fun parody of human life.
Dates: 22 and 23 June, 2013
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Book: Saturday or Sunday

This course is being run twice over the weekend – please sign up for either Saturday or Sunday

The term taxidermy comes from Latin meaning ‘moving skin’. In this 4-hour workshop, students will learn how to skin and stuff a mouse, wire up limbs and learn the basics of preservation.

Anthropomorphic is the attribution of human characteristics onto animals, nature or inanimate objects. Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to antropomorphise their mice. Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, donning a top hat or a tricorn, we will transform your mice into a fun parody of human life.

About the Course Leader

Shannon Marie Harmon trained in taxidermy at the London Taxidermy Academy, where she now teaches various courses including mouse, hamster, guinea pig, bird, and rabbit taxidermy. Shannon also teaches anthropomorphic mouse courses at The Last Tuesday Society in London. She does taxidermy demonstrations at various parties and events, makes props for museums and theatre productions, and also offers private lessons. Shannon blogs about taxidermy on Of Corpse: Adventures in Taxidermy, as well as sells hand-made vintage-inspired fascinators incorporating victorian-inspired taxidermy at her online shop Forgotten Feline Taxidermy and Couture.

Photo by Dafydd Owen

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