Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy

Photo credit: Dafydd Owen

Photo credit: Dafydd Owen

Title: Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Course
Location: MadLab
Description: Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to anthropomorphise 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: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February, 2014
Time: 1pm – 5pm

Additional session added due to popular demand: Saturday evening 19:00-23:00. Sign up below!

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 anthropomorphise 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

Margot Magpie is a member of the UK Guild for Taxidermists. She teaches mouse, hamster, guinea pig, bird and rabbit taxidermy across the UK, including the Last Tuesday Society in London. Her work has appeared on tour with Lana Del Rey, at the Science Museum and she has designed taxidermy fascinators for musician Amanda Palmer. She blogs about her thoughts and experiences at ofcorpsetaxidermy.wordpress.com

 

Booking

Saturday’s course has now sold out. We’ve added an extra evening session on Saturday due to popular demand (19:00-21:00). Book a place via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment!

You can book a place on Sunday via Eventbrite

We are also holding this course again on Friday 18 April

If you would like to be invoiced instead, please contact office@madlab.org.uk