Introduction to Taxidermy Workshop

  • Pandora's Box 21 Colliergate York, YO1 8BN United Kingdom

 

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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. You can pose yours in a natural or life like position. 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 sourced. Ticket price includes all tools and materials for use in class.
Refunds will not be provided but in  the event of illness or complicated extenuating circumstances a credit towards a future unfilled class will be issued.
 The necessary details.   
This one day workshop will be taught at Pandora's Box in York City Centre. 
Sensitive people may not be able to handle this course. You are the best judge of your ability. Live animals are never used!  Please do not bring your own deceased animals to class.  
 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 (except in the case of a parent/guardian in the case of younger students) as our space is limited. 
If you'd like to purchase a ticket for observation or photography durin class please contact us ahead of time for to 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.