Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Class: Easter/Spring Equinox Edition

With Daisy Tainton, Former Senior Insect Preparator at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Sunday, March 17th (Special Easter/Spring Edition!)
Time: 1 – 4 PM
Admission: $65
***Tickets MUST be pre-odered by clicking here
This class is part of The Morbid Anatomy Art Academy

For this special edition, vintage egg displays will be available along with regular wooden shadowboxes of various shapes and sizes. Want something? Bring it! My selection is random!

1:18 scale is best when shopping for miniatures.

BEETLES WILL BE PROVIDED. Each student receives one beetle approximately 2-3 inches tall when posed vertically.

Today, join former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton for a special Easter/Spring-themed edition of Observatory’s popular Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop. In this class, students will work with Rhinoceros beetles: nature’s tiny giants. Each student will learn to make–and leave with their own!–shadowbox dioramas featuring carefully positioned beetles doing nearly anything you can imagine. A collection of miscellaneous dollhouse toys will be provided to finish your diorama.

Daisy Tainton was formerly Senior Insect Preparator at the American Museum of Natural History, and has been working with insects professionally for several years. Eventually her fascination with insects and love of Japanese miniature food items naturally came together, resulting in cute and ridiculous museum-inspired yet utterly unrealistic dioramas. Beetles at the dentist? Beetles eating pie and knitting sweaters? Even beetles on the toilet? Why not?

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