Join us inside the curious setting of Moth Studios for a special evening class learning the process of entomology.
Sherene will teach you the basic techniques that entomologists practice when preserving these beautiful specimens. You will pin one Death’s head hawk moth each and then will be shown how to mount it into your own shadow box frame and everything you create in the class, you will get to take home with you at the end of the evening!
The Death’s head hawk moth (Acherontia atropos or styx) It is commonly found in the southern part of Europe and throughout much of Africa, (styx from Asia) from where it is considered to be a native species. Annually, it migrates to parts of Britain. Have you had the opportunity to see one? Maybe this class will be your first time. This particular moth is famous for the beautiful skull like pattern on its thorax and it has became an iconic specimen from its appearances in Dracula and Silence of the Lambs. This truly is a special workshop!
All tools, specimens and frames will be provided by Moth Studios. (Tools are not to be taken home with you, they are the property of Moth Studios)
There will be box frames for £12 available in the studio if you would like to protect the rest of the ‘practice’ butterflies that you pinned in the class at home.
Unfortunately we cannot offer you our usual tea, coffee & water refreshments due to Covid-19.
Specimens are obtained from sustainable sources. Stock received is from responsible breeders from the Lepidopterist Breeders Association, and donations from natural deaths in the wild.
Gift vouchers are available for this class.
*Please note that booking a class on our website, you will receive an e-ticket confirmation only (you don’t need to bring a physical ticket on the day of the class). If you are buying a workshop for someone else & require a personalised gift voucher to be posted out, or an e-voucher that you can print at home, please message us with another email, following your booking on the website.
Workshop attendee’s must:
Refunds and Exchanges:
Our refund and exchange policy is set as we are a small business and we have all of our materials, tools and set- up prepared way in advance according to numbers.
– No refunds on classes
– Exchanges only allowed with 24 hours notice.
– In the event of an exchange, please have your choice of exchange ready to transfer, and we will arrange depending on available seats at the time of exchange requests.
– Exchanges can also be used as shop credit.
– One exchange per customer per class.
10% Student discount. *Only applicable with a valid student ID card – Email us to get your unique code