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Saturday  29th June 2019 at my studio in Wellington -  SOLD OUT

Saturday 13th July 2019 at my studio in Wellington - SOLD OUT

Saturday 27th July 2019 at Studio One in Auckland - SOLD OUT

Saturday 14th September 2019 at Highwic House in Auckland - SOLD OUT

Saturday 21st September 2019 at Zealandia in Wellington - SOLD OUT.  Second date to come so please email steve.moorhouse@visitzealandia.com for a spot on the wait list

Saturday 5th October 2019 at Highwic House in Auckland - SOLD OUT

If you would like to join the wait list for future classes, please email Antoinette at antoinette_ratcliffe@yahoo.com


(Classes start at 10am and usually finish up around 5pm)


what you need to know.

In the classes we discuss the ethics involved in taxidermy, the health and safety aspects, and I will show you how to make your own piece. This classes are usually mixed species (small to medium sized birds, rat and large mice) which is great for beginners as you'll have an idea of how to work on both.

Preferably you'll source your own specimen, but if you do get caught short hopefully I can supply some too depending on what I've been able to collect (just let me know in advance). 

Once you have enrolled (details in 'how to book'),  I'll email you regarding how to store your specimen, as well as some considerations you may want to think about before you attend in regards to the finishing of the piece (mounting etc).

One week prior to the class, I will email enrolled students detailing further information about class preparation, and what to expect on the day.


For more information click here, or feel free to email me about the class at antoinette_ratcliffe@yahoo.com 


how to book.

Wellington class bookings can be made via my online store here unless otherwise stated.

Auckland class booking need to be made through Studio One here unless otherwise stated.

For private tuition bookings, please email me direct here.

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