WIRED OPEN LABS 2019: TAXIDERMY FOR BEGINNERS
Let Natalie take you on a journey of discovery in a full day Introduction to the Art of Taxidermy.
Introductory class suitable for both complete beginners and those with some prior experience.
On the day, each student will be given their own rat to work on as they are guided step-by-step through
the correct techniques and processes for skinning, preserving and mounting a standing specimen.
When the class is over everyone gets their own standing rat to take home and an amazing experience to remember.
- Get up close and hands on with the art of taxidermy
- How to turn your specimen in to a piece of art that is full of life and character!
- The correct technique and process of skinning and preserving and mounting a standing specimen.
Who Should Attend?
Adults with a curious mind. If you are under 18 please contact us prior to booking.
What You'll Get
- Your own specimen to work on (of course, your creation is yours to take home at the end of the day!)
- All materials are provided, with an option to purchase take home kits as well.
- Fully catered experience with lunch and refreshments provided.
- An amazing experience amongst like-minded people.
What to bring
- Extra layers in case the space gets warm or cool.
- Camera or camera phone. And get ready to #thewiredlab #restinpiecestaxidermy and feel free to add @restinpiecestaxidermy as well as @TheWiredLab to your instagram.
- A strong tummy.
DATE & TIME
Saturday 7 September 2019
9:00am - 7:00pm
Jugiong Memorial Hall
299 Riverside Drive
Jugiong, NSW 2726
$650 per ticket (GST inc)
20 places available
Payment plans are now available for those wishing to purchase tickets this way.
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Take Home Kits are available for purchase on the day. The kit contains the following:
- Frozen Rat
- Tools for skinning and mounting your specimen
- Products for preservation
- List of instructions used on the day
CREATIVE KIDS - NSW GOVT $100 VOUCHERS
The Wired Lab is a registered provider of the NSW Government ‘Creative Kids’ Program, which entitles parents and carers of young people (18 years and under) to a $100 voucher towards creative activities. These vouchers will be active from 1st January 2019, and one voucher per child is available on an annual basis.
Most of our workshops are accessible to mature teens or children accompanied by an adult.
Parents and guardians of participants under 18 should contact us directly before enrolling.
To claim your voucher the parent/guardian needs to establish a Service NSW account and apply for a Creative Kids Voucher
Once your voucher is issued contact us to reserve your child's place in a workshop.
Please provide the child's full name, date of birth and the voucher number.
If the workshop place is more than $100, we will invoice you for the balance of the fee.
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
The Wired Open Labs workshops are presented in a range of venues where varying access needs can be met.
We have endeavoured to make our workshops as accessible as possible.
Please contact us with any other specific access needs before purchasing a ticket to ensure we meet your requirements.
'STAY & PLAY' PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SIR GEORGE JUGIONG - 10% DISCOUNT
The Sir George recently built an artisan bakery and luxury accommodation units within their historic stables precinct. Both are testament to respecting our heritage while incorporating the new. Upon registering a booking in July for a workshop based in Jugiong, The Wired Lab will email you a 'stay and play' 10% discount code valid until the end of the month, which you can use to book accommodation at The Sir George.
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Natalie Delaney-John started Australia’s first ever taxidermy workshops in 2014. She quickly recognised a need for greater access to the dying arts – ‘dying’ both in terms of skill sets no longer being taught in this country as well as a safe space to engage in dialogue on topics surrounding death.
Through the expansion and popularity of her curriculum it has become clear that the bookishness of modern science and the elitism of academia can often serve to isolate people or prevent access to this rich and rewarding knowledgebase.
Natalie’s unique education model has seen her and her team tour nationally and internationally. Together they have taught people from all walks of life including those with a curious mind through to museum staff, teaching faculty, lecturers and academic students.
The current suite of knowledge includes:
- Skeletal Articulation
- Entomology (butterfly and moth pinning and preservation)
This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The Wired Lab is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
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