Anthropomorphic Chick Taxidermy Class with Susan Jeiven

taxidermyclassdec20_smallDate: Tuesday, December 20th
Time: 7 PM-11 PM
Admission: $60
Presented by Morbid Anatomy
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This class is part of the Morbid Anatomy Art Academy

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.

On Tuesday December 20-the first night of Hanukkah!-please join Morbid Anatomy and taxidermist, tattoo artist and educator Susan Jeiven for a beginners class in anthropomorphic chick taxidermy with a special holiday theme. All materials-including a chick for each student-will be provided, and each class member will leave at the end of the day with their own anthropomorphic taxidermied chick. 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.

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.
  • Please do not bring any dead animals with you to the class

You can contact Sue with any more questions by clicking here.

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