Antlered Guinea Pig or Rat Gaff Taxidermy Class
Sunday 5th of January
Time: 12 7 PM
This class is part of The Morbid Anatomy Art Academy
*** Offsite : Morbid Anatomy Museum ( New Space ) , 424 A 3rd Avenue ( Corner of 7th Streer and 3rd Avenue ), 11215 Brooklyn , NY
Subway , 4th Av - 9th Street ( R - F - G )
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 little sculpted antlers. 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, artist and Rogue Taxidermist, is a member of the M.A.R.T. or Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists. She is professionally and self taught in taxidermy; winning awards and ribbons every year at the GSTA. She explores the commercial relationships between animals and our society and her work questions the idea of bringing nature inside. She also examines the cyclical connections between life and death, and growth and decomposition. As with all M.A.R.T. members she adheres to strict ethical guidelines when acquiring specimens. She uses roadkill, scrap skins from other taxidermists and the garment industry, and donated skins to create her artworks; almost every part of the animal is utilized.
Her work has been featured recently on the new Science Channel show, "Odd Folks Home," on the hit Science and Discovery Channel TV show, "Oddities," and exhibited at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
Morbid Anatomy Museum ( New Location ) (View)
424 A 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215