Date: Sunday, April 12th
Time: 12pm to 7pm
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn.
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 finished mount.
Katie Innamorato is a Morbid Anatomy Museum Taxidermist in Residence. She has a BFA in sculpture from SUNY New Paltz, has been featured on the hit TV show "Oddities," and has had her work featured at La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles, California. She is self and professionally taught, and has won multiple first place ribbons and awards at the Garden State Taxidermy Association Competition. Her work is focussed on displaying the cyclical connection between life and death and growth and decomposition. Katie is a member of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists, and with all M.A.R.T. members she adheres to strict ethical guidelines when acquiring specimens and uses roadkill, scrap, and donated skins to create mounts.
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