Classes are run from my home workshop in Pontywaun, South Wales. It’s just off the M4 (Junction 28) and easy to get to via public transport too
The classes are generally held on a Saturday starting at 10.30am but please check the event listings for any variations
End times will vary depending on how many people are attending, the size of your animal and if we hit any snags along the way. As a rule of thumb though, plan for about 4.30pm
Classes are kept small (maximum of 6 places) to ensure that each person gets plenty of attention and assistance when required
A buffet lunch is provided and you will leave with your completed piece at the end of the day
What animals can I choose?
I usually have a range of mice, rats and small rabbits in stock but occasionally can offer guinea pig, hamster and other more unusual specimens. You can make your selection during checkout and I always try my best to make sure you work on your preferred animal. However, if you book with very short notice it may not be possible to source your animal in time and it may be necessary to make a substitution (I’ll contact you beforehand if this is the case). Unfortunately I cannot offer larger animals on the beginner sessions due to the time restraints of holding the class in a single day.
For beginners, I would recommend starting on a rat as they are a nice sized animal to work with and generally turn out looking very good. Mice are cuter but can be a little fiddly at times due to the smaller size.
None of the animals used are killed specifically for the class. See my ethical policy for more details.