Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
Date: Saturday, August 22nd
Time: 12pm to 6pm
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
This class will introduce students to basic small bird taxidermy processes. Each
student will be provided with their own starling; a non native and invasive species,
which they will skin, flesh, tumble, and prep for mounting. Students will learn how
to mount a bird using its skull, make an armature, and learn how to preserve the
skin and pose it. Students will learn how to make a custom body for their specimens
using an old traditional taxidermy technique of wrapping a body. Using the carcass
for reference, students will learn how to build up and craft the bodies. Legalities of
working with birds and bird parts will also be discussed. A copy of the MBTA will be
brought to class and passed around to students. I will provide all specimens,
materials, and tools for the class. Each student will leave with his or her own
No harsh chemicals are used in class.
Gloves are provided.
All animals are disease/mite free.
Animals are sourced through roadkill, scraps from other taxidermists, donations, abatement/nuisance work, pet industry casualties, frozen feeders, and discards from the food service industry.
Katie Innamorato is one of our taxidermists in residence and is a professionally trained taxidermy artist. She is an active MART and Garden State Taxidermist Association member. Her work has been featured on the TV shows "Oddities and Odd Folks Home," displayed at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles and various other galleries. She was recently published in the book Taxidermy Art by Robert Marbury and featured on Vice. She has also done demonstrations and lectures at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and at The Institute Library in Connecticut.
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Brooklyn, NY 11215