Katie Innamorato, one of the country’s foremost fine art taxidermists will conduct a special taxidermy workshop at the Hive on Sept. 26, and provide local artists interested in preserving animal specimens a chance to learn basic techniques. Her class at the Hive, a rare Los Angeles appearance, will focus on teaching both new and advanced students the proper processes and techniques of small mammal taxidermy, using either a guinea pig or rat specimen. She will explain how to skin, prepare, preserve, mount, and position an animal using basic armatures and carved head forms. Students are also encouraged to bring in any props they may want to dress their specimen up, and each student will leave with his or her own finished mount.
Katie has been featured in prominent galleries across the country and has numerous television appearances and professional awards to her name. She also adheres to the highest moral standards, following strict ethical guidelines when acquiring specimens, focusing on roadkill and frozen feeder animals. The class well be held on Sept. 26th, from 8pm-midnight. For more information, visit
The Hive is located at 729 S. Spring St.
For more information, visit www.afterlifeanatomy.com, and check under the classes tab.