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Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy
Sun February 9th 2014
The term taxidermy comes from the Latin meaning ‘moving skin.' In this four 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.
Your tutor: Margot Magpie
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.
We have a limited number of parent/ guardian and child seats available at £70. You will work together on one mouse during the day. Parents/ Guardians need to be prepared to skin and gut if needed, and to supervise their child at all times (we'll be working with sharp scalpels). The extra £10 on the ticket will cover the cost of lunch.
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(Photo credit: Dafydd Owen)
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 courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!
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/