Rat/ Guinea Pig with Wings Gaff Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
Date: Sunday, August 23rd
Time: 12pm to 6pm
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
This class will teach students the basics of small mammal taxidermy and
incorporate rogue/gaff elements. Each student will be provided with a specimen
and prepped bird parts. They will learn how to mix and match parts and how to
secure pieces onto their mount. We will make armatures and learn how to carve
their own head forms. Students encouraged to bring in any props they may want to
dress the animal up in. Everything will be provided and each student will leave with
his or her own finished mount. (If rats are used student will be shown how to
properly and safely remove the tail bones and meat completely.)
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
We use NO harsh or dangerous chemicals.
Everyone will be provided with gloves.
All animals are disease free.
Bringing a snack and drink is encouraged.
Please bring your own boxes/bags to carry mounts home.
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. Nothing is ever killed specifically for our classes.
The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a non-profit institution. We survive on your donations. If you like what we do and want to support us, please consider making a donation along with your ticket price!
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424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215