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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Ravishing Rodents of All Hallow's Eve

An intimate afternoon of taxidermy with Afterlife Anatomy at The Convent Philly.

Join taxidermist Katie Innamorato of  Afterlife Anatomy at The Convent Philly  for an intensive workshop perfect for beginners and taxidermy enthusiasts! You'll work to create your own piece of beautiful taxidermy, while learning all of the essential techniques and processes behind the age-old and evermore popular craft. Katie's practice is ethical, highly-skilled, and creative. 

This workshop will introduce students to basic small mammal taxidermy processes. Each student will be provided with his or her own rat, which they will skin, flesh, preserve, split, and prep for mounting. Students will be using custom forms created for the main sections of the bodies. Then they will use the carcass for reference and build limbs and further fine tune the forms. 

There are two ticket types:

  • $200 Taxidermy rat ONLY.
  • $300 Taxidermy rat + shadow boxes and props.

All specimens, materials, and tools will be provided and each participant will leave with his or her own beautiful finished mount*.

Katie Innamorato is a professionally trained taxidermy artist that teaches all over the United States. She has teamed up with The Field Museum for an educational video on The Brain Scoop, taught classes for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and worked with the SVA in NYC for some classes as well. She has been featured on the TV show "Oddities," displayed pieces at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, and profiled in the book Taxidermy Art. She has also been awarded ribbons at state and world level professional taxidermy competitions.

*An important note regarding animal sourcing:

We make every effort to practice the most ethical approach to the art of taxidermy. Nothing is ever killed for the work or classes taught by Katie. Animals used in her workshops are sourced through roadkill when legal, abatement or nuisance removals, and scraps from other taxidermists.

A signed liability waiver is required from all attendees

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