Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Amber Maykut
Date: Saturday December 12th
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2461061
We invite you to join taxidermy artist Amber Maykut for a beginners class in taxidermy. All materials including an ethically sourced, already deceased mouse for each studentwill be provided. Everything involved in producing a fully finished mount, including initial preparation, hygiene and sanitary measures, fleshing, tail stripping, and dry preservation, will be demonstrated and practiced. Once properly preserved, the mice will be posed as the students desire. Each class member will leave at the end of class with their own taxidermied mouse. Students are invited to bring any miniature items with which they might like to dress or decorate their mouse; some props and miniature clothing may also be provided by the teacher.
Please note: No former taxidermy experience is required. No harsh or dangerous chemicals are used. Everyone will be provided with gloves. All animals are disease free and were were already deceased, no specimens are killed for the sake of taxidermy.
Amber Maykut is a Brooklyn-based taxidermy and entomology artist. She was featured on the Science Channel’s hit TV series Oddities, and has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, VICE magazine, Gothamist, TimeOut NY, New York Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, the Village Voice, and more. She was pictured on NYC subway billboards for her taxidermy vendor table at Williamsburg’s Artists and Fleas. She was the teaching assistant for Morbid Anatomy’s Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy classes in their original location, and wrote an essay on mouse taxidermy for The Morbid Anatomy Anthology. Amber attended Anderson’s Whitetail Taxidermy School in upstate New York, where she studied under Bill Anderson. She studied taxidermy dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she interns under senior preparator Tom Doncourt. As a member of the GSTA (Garden State Taxidermy Association) and of MART (Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists), she follows their ethical guidelines: none of the animals used to make taxidermy were killed for the sake of art. For more about Amber, visit www.hoardaculture.com