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In this one day workshop you will learn the proper way to make your very own naturalistic or anthropomorphic taxidermy rat. Walter Potter, the known king of victorian anthropomorphic taxidermy, is the inspiration for the resurgence of this once popular hobby of arranging taxidermy animals into human-like positions and dressing them up in clothing and/or with accessories and props.
Students will learn everything they need to know to create their very own finished piece. This class covers all details from start (raw specimen) to finish (mounted specimen) and will leave with the basic knowledge for what they need to create their own pieces in the future. All specimens are ethically souced. Ticket price includes all tools and materials for use in class.
Please do not bring your own deceased animals to class.
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This one day workshop will be taught at Pandora's Box in York City Centre. Transportation is not provided and is your responsibility.
Sensitive people may not be able to handle this course. You are the best judge of your ability.
Live animals are never used! Refunds will not be provided. In the event of complicated and extenuating circumstances a credit towards a future unfilled class will be issued.
A break approximately halfway through the class will be provided. You can bring snacks/beverages in and there are toilet facilities and a sink. We are located near many sandwich shops and bakeries.
Outside observers can not be accommodated as our space is limited. If you'd like to purchase a ticket for observation only, you can purchase one for £30. Please contact us to schedule as an observer.
If you'd like to photograph the class but not take part, please contact us ahead of time to purchase an observer's ticket and make arrangements.
Students must be at least 11 years old to participate and under 18 requires a parental signature on release forms. If your child is under 14 we ask that you or another appointed adult stay at least until you and the teacher are confident in your child's ability to stay focused, use the tools safely and handle the graphic nature of such a class. If you disregard these points during ticket purchase, we cant be held responsible and no refund will be issued.
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