Cat Skeleton Articulation Workshop - Atlas Obscura

Los Angeles, California

Cat Skeleton Articulation Workshop

A rare opportunity to learn an unique practice led by Ryan Matthew Cohn of Oddities Flea Market.

Join Atlas Obscura and the Oddities Flea Market for a special workshop, part of our Illumination of Wondrous Arts and Curious Crafts event. 

Delve deep into the fine art of cat skeleton articulation with a master of this unique skill, Ryan Matthew Cohn. As a purveyor of all things odd and curious, it makes perfect sense that he has developed the skill of taking the inert bones of a feline and breathing life into them. This process takes patience, precision and a little dash of hot glue. He does not offer this workshop experience very often, so this is a great opportunity to learn directly from an expert. 

In this intensive workshop, you will have the opportunity to pose and piece together a complete cat skeleton, learning how to finesse the bones and create an expressive design. You will be provided with all the supplies: a real skeleton, the base, and required tools for building your skeleton.

Each student will leave the class with a fully finished piece! 

All skeletons are ethically and humanely sourced. Ryan goes to great length to assure this.


Ryan Matthew Cohn is best known for his educated opinions and consultation on the Science Channel show "Oddities". However, it is Ryan's ability to prepare, create, craft, and provide unparalleled attention to detail in this subject matter that makes him a true artisan. Aside from his artistic accolades, Ryan specializes in rare and unique antiques and artifacts predominantly relating to science, anatomy and natural history.

About the Illumination of Wondrous Arts and Curious Crafts Event

A series of workshops, presented by Atlas Obscura in partnership with The Oddities Flea Market, that celebrates unique artists and their passion for interesting crafts. The event is a chance to spend part or all of the day leaping into the deep end to explore your creativity in unexpected ways. In addition to cat skeleton articulation, there are workshops in Small Creature Taxidermy with Amber Maykut, Victorian Mourning Hair Relics with Karen Bachmann and special Portrait sittings with famed photographer Karen Jerzyk. 


  • Students must arrive 20 minutes prior to the start time. 
  • All materials are included as part of the workshop.
  • If you purchase tickets for two workshops then lunch is included. 


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