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Death’s-Head Hawkmoth Halloween workshop

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Rejoice! The time of the Moth has returned – and just in time for Halloween! 


Join taxidermist Sherene Scott for the only workshop of its kind in the North East, learning how to preserve a number of specimens that you get to take home, including… the Death’s-Head Hawk Moth!


In this rare & intimate workshop, you’ll learn the basics in preparing, setting & preserving a series of enchanting insects. 


You’ll start with butterflies before moving onto the hauntingly beautiful Death’s-Head Hawk Moth (Acherontia Atropos), famous for the skull-like pattern on its thorax (and Silence of The Lambs, obvs). 


Even cooler, ALL curious creations you preserve get to come home with you – and last forever!


Each ticket includes:


  • 3 hour workshop with professional taxidermist Sherene Scott (aka THE MOTHER OF MOTH)
  • Your very own preserved Death’s-Head Hawk Moth to proudly display at home
  • Your own preserved set of enchanting butterflies to take home
  • Bubbles or beers! (Teas, coffee & water also available) 
  • Complimentary vegan cupcakes (because everything is better with cake)
  • A fun, encouraging safe space to meet like-minded souls!


FYI: Tickets go faster than a bat outta hell for these workshops. This one is super limited to eight spaces – so book early to avoid disappointment!


Where to find us:

You’re gonna love this… we’re teaming up with the badass ladies at Skullen Collective Ltd for this extra-special event! It’s a gloriously quirky venue under the Tyne Bridge at Newcastle’s Quayside, so dead easy to reach from the city centre! More details on how to find us here.


No creatures are killed for this art!

Moth Studios places utmost importance in ensuring all specimens are responsibly & legally sourced, logged, stored and mounted. We love animals and treat them with the respect they deserve in both life and afterlife.


Going forward, Moth Studios will be hosting smaller alternative experiences every few months. This is a truly exclusive opportunity to learn a new unusual skill, have fun, get into the Samhain spirit, and preserve your own part of natural history forever!


About Sherene Scott

With a vision to preserve the beauty of life and death, professionally trained & licensed taxidermist Sherene Scott created Moth Studios to bring this peculiar practice to other curious creatives. Member of the UK Guild of Taxidermists since 2010, all Sherene’s specimens are obtained & preserved lawfully, responsibly & respectfully. With a degree in Fine Art and qualification as a Youth Worker, Sherene has taught the art of taxidermy to beginners from all backgrounds for six years. Recognised as one of the top 10 young entrepreneurs of the North East, her work has also been published everywhere from BBC One to Buzzfeed. 


Extra information:

  • All tools, specimens and frames will be provided by Moth Studios. Box frames are available to purchase for £10 at the end of the workshop. Tools are property of Moth Studios and cannot be taken home with you. 
  • Allergy/dietary requirements? Please let Sherene know via email at least seven before the event.
  • A photographer will be present at this session. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let Sherene know via email. If you’re okay with this, you are consenting to Moth Studios distributing images to all social media platforms, website gallery/homepage, newsletters & other marketing purposes.
  • All specimens are obtained from sustainable sources: either from responsible breeders at The Lepidopterists’ Association or donations from natural deaths in the wild.
  • We cannot offer refunds and exchanges. All materials, tools & set-ups are prepared way in advance according to numbers. Due to the small and unique nature of our workshops and business, our refund and exchange policy is non-negotiable.
  • By booking a class on our website, you will receive an e-ticket confirmation. No physical tickets are required – simply show your e-ticket when you arrive on the day. 

Buying a workshop for someone else? We’re happy to sort out a personalised gift voucher to be posted out, or an e-voucher that you can print at home. Just drop Sherene an email with the details following your booking on the website.


October 23
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sherene Scott
07958 658 009


Skullen Collective Ltd.
10-12 Akenside Hill
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3XP United Kingdom
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