San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sunday 1 - 5pm
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.
Photo credit: Dafydd Owen
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.
When & Where
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.
Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/