WIRED OPEN LABS 2020: TAXIDERMY FOR BEGINNERS (BABY CHICK)
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 baby chick 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 chick 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 #restinpieces and feel free to add @restinpieces as well as @TheWiredLab to your instagram.
- A strong tummy.
- To avoid waste, please bring your own water bottle and keep cup!
DATE & TIME
Saturday 16 May 2020
9:00am - 7:00pm
Jugiong Memorial Hall
299 Riverside Drive
Jugiong, NSW 2726
$650 per ticket (GST inc)
24 places available
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Take Home Kits are available for purchase on the day. The kit contains the following:
- Baby chick
- Tools for skinning and mounting your specimen
- Products for preservation
- List of instructions used on the day
Please note: if you are flying in for the workshop and want a take home kit, you will need to have checked-in baggage as the sharp items will not be accepted in hand luggage.
FREE DROUGHT SUBSIDY PLACES
Our Drought Subsidy Program provides fully subsidised (FREE) places to many of our creative workshops. These places are available to any resident of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network footprint, directly or indirectly affected by the drought. If you think you’re eligible please submit a simple EOI form via email and we will confirm your place in this workshop shortly.
This initiative is made possible by a Murrumbidgee Community Grant, which is an initiative of Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (Murrumbidgee PHN) and part of the Australian Government’s ‘Empowering our Communities’ funding.
Please click here to read more about this initiative.
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. 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.
Anna Schoo | The WIRED Lab | firstname.lastname@example.org
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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