Start Small: Stuffed Mouse

What worthwhile task can you learn in four hours? Computer programming? The basics of another language? Some sort of knitting perhaps?
Well, maybe. But while you’re doing any of the above, your mind would surely be wondering why you were learning that and not learning the art of Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy.

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.

Yes. And now you too can stuff your own mouse on a Wednesday afternoon in London.

All materials – including a mouse for each student – will be provided, and each class member will leave at the end of the day with their own anthropomorphic taxidermied mouse. 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. A wide variety of sizes and colours of mice will be available.
No former taxidermy experience is required.

Which is good, because I haven’t got any of that.

There are some general notes at the bottom of the page, including:

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

Which is the sort of specific request that immediately indicates that one or more students have done this before.


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