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 for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
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.