Islington Arts Factory
2 Parkhurst Road, N70SFGet Directions
Don't Go To Ikea this Christmas, don't give your loved ones (or hated ones) something you've bought – give them something you've made
Xmas Themed Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy
Nov 25th 6pm & Dec 11th - 11am / £50 or two for £70
In this gentle introduction to the ancient craft & art of Taxidermy you will learn how to skin, prepare and stuff your very own mouse and present in anthropomorphic fashion – bring your own Christmas & Saintly Props – or use our own.
White Crowned Robin
Nov 26th -11am
Learn The Art & Craft of Taxidermy & stuff a bird & take it home under our expert tuition, choose a one day course for a small bird. Over the course of the class learn the complete process of how to prepare and stuff a bird before taking it home with you to live forever in the bosom of your family. This course is suitable both for the complete beginner and those who already know how to stuff mammals and wish to start work on birds. All courses take place in our Islington Workshop and are taught by expert taxidermist Tonja Grung, if you would rather stuff a different type of bird or have one in your freezer you would like to bring to work on please contact us. If you wish to mount you crow on anything special please bring it with you - e.g. a perch, a costume, a human skull
Nov 27th - 12pm /£50
Create your very own Christmas tree decorations – learn to set and prepare a Lepidoptera (Butterfly) Specimen and place it within a bauble & make two more to hang from you very own tree – or give as gifts to your admiring friends and family
Nov 27th - 4pm
Let The Whole World Know It's Christmas at Yours, Create a Stunning Christmas Wreath with us, containing a very special taxidermic twist, combining feathers, bones and who knows what else to hang on your own door or give as a gift
Wing TaxidermyNov 28th
In this class our celebrated Taxidermist - Tonja Grung - will introduce you to the art of taxidermy - the simple way.
You will learn how to skin & preserve a couple of bird wings - and take them home with you. The wings are suitable for all manner of things - they make beautiful fascinators to add to your hat, or pin them on clothes, sew them on your stuffed puppy, or just play with them... An ideal introduction to the art and craft of taxidermy - The wings used are likely to be either corvids (crows, magpies, jays etc - shot for pest control) or game birds like pheasant, partridge or mallard - with the wings discarded by butchers