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English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya
The Observatory
Brooklyn, NY
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English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya
In this class, students will create a fully finished mount from an English sparrow. An awfully cute, yet highly invasive species commonly seen in city and country alike, this class will cover introductory basic techniques used for small bird taxidermy. Each student will begin with their own sparrow, which they will proceed to skin, flesh, and mount in the pose of their choice. A selection of anthropomorphic and naturalistic props will be provided, although attendees are also welcome to bring their own, allowing the student to customize their bird. Students will create forms and poses using the technique of wrapping (a very traditional method of creating forms for small animals). We will also discuss the various methods of maintaining feet, beaks, and the delicate nature of grooming feathers.  Reference images will be provided, though students are more than welcome to provide their own props and inspiration. We will also discuss federal and state bird laws, as well as the MBTA (a copy of which will be provided).



Divya Anantharaman is a Brooklyn based artist whose taxidermy practice was sparked by a lifelong fascination with natural mythology and everyday oddities. After a journey filled with experimentation, numerous books, and an inspiring class (Sue Jeiven's Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class at Observatory!) and other professional training, she has found her calling in creating sickly sweet and sparkly critters. Beginning with mice and sparrows, her menagerie grew to include domestic cats, woodchucks, and deer. Recently profiled on Vice Fringes, the New York Times, and other publications, she will also be appearing in the upcoming season of Oddities-and is definitely up to no good shenanigans.
www.d-i-v-y-a.com

Also, some technical notes:

We use NO harsh or dangerous chemicals.
All materials are provided, including gloves.
Student will leave with a fully finished mount, and the knowledge to create small bird taxidermy pieces on their own.
All animals are disease free.
Although there will not be a lot of blood or gore, a somewhat strong constitution and/or maturity is necessary.
All animals were already dead, nothing was killed for this class/animals are ethically obtained.
Please do not bring any dead animals with you to the class.

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The Observatory (View)
543 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States


Categories

Arts > Other
Arts > Visual
Education > Classes
Education > Other
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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