Frederik Ruysch Wet Specimen Workshop

Wet specimen by Dutch anatomist Frederik Ruysch (left) and Mark Batelli (right).

Workshop with Mark Batelli, Wet Specimen Restorer at Obscura Antiques
Sunday, July 13th
Time: 1:00 PM
- 6 PM
Admission $100 (Limited to 8 students)
Purchase tickets here

Presented by Morbid Anatomy

*** Offsite at the Morbid Anatomy Museum ( New Location ) : 424A 3rd Ave (Corner of 7th St), Brooklyn, NY 11215

In this workshop, artist and wet specimen restorer Mark Batelli will teach students how to preserve and prepare specimens in an educational, allegorical and artful manner inspired by the work of Dutch anatomist Frederik Ruysch (1638 – 1731). Students will be provided with their choice of a gopher or frog, a selection of other non living objects with which to embellish the jar, and all other necessary materials to creating a finished piece. They will also learn how to handle fresh and preserved specimens, the materials involved, different kinds of preservation, potential hazards and the different materials to choose from. Each student will leave with a fully finished piece and the knowledge to make their own pieces in the future. Mark will also speak about the history of wet specimens and different preparators and methods with a special focus on Dutch master Frederik Ruysch whose allegorical and highly ornamental displays (see image) serve as the inspiration for this class.

Brooklyn based artist Mark Batelli works as a wet specimen restorer at Obscura Antiques, with a history as a traveling DJ and artist, digerati and a nomadic Boheme through the western world from California to Greece.


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