Modelling, casting and other techniques

Insect taxidermy – setting butterflies with Tonja Grung

Ref: S1D09663

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£143.00
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About this course


Learn how to prepare, set and preserve butterflies and take them home with your very own setting board to practise on.

Course Description

Learn how to prepare, set and preserve butterflies and take them home with your very own setting board to practise on. You will have ten butterfly specimens to set before going on to mount two pre-set specimens in a frame.

Butterflies are beautiful and entrancing things and have long had a place in the imagination, craft and art of the world. All specimens are ethically sourced from butterfly farms where the eggs are used for breeders.

For many years humans have been preparing, setting, mounting, framing and then selling butterflies. It is a comparatively simple art that you will be able to master over the duration of this one day course. You will then be able to perfect your skills at home – or simply enjoy the specimens you take with you.

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

Included

  • The cost of providing all materials including butterflies.

What students need to bring

  • An apron.
  • Something to carry the items home in.
  • Anything you would like to decorate the inside of the frame.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Pencils, notepads, etc
  • Available from tutor:
  • Extra packs of butterflies
  • Set of butterfly tool kit

Tutors

Tonja Grung

Tonja Grung has studied and worked in rural science, art and design, education, furniture and structural welding. She now works as a full time and professional taxidermist in London on commissions ranging from a chameleon to a pelican.

Tonja also works on collaborations, private and commercial collections for education, museums and the film industry.

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