Those folks over at Bazaar certainly know how to keep the weird going. And yet, we can’t help but be endeared to every new (and strange) offering they come up with. Their latest? A hands-on workshop on how to do your own bird taxidermy. Yes, that’s right. Now you, too can stuff your own bird– and we don’t mean for Thanksgiving. On May 31st, Bazaar will welcome award-winning and nationally acclaimed rogue taxidermist Katie Innamorato for a full six hours of skinning, fleshing, and mounting. Each student will leave the class with a completed project (that is, a mounted bird) to take home. If your animal cruelty alarms are going off, fear not: Innamorato will only be working with European starlings, an invasive species often abated by wildlife management departments across the country. All materials are ethically sourced or recycled and will be provided for each student. There’s no experience necessary (thank goodness), so this is perfect for both those who’ve got several stuffed and mounted species under their belts, and those who’ve never even considered such a thing– which we’re kind of guessing is most of you.
Bazaar’s bird taxidermy workshop takes place May 31st from 12pm-6pm. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Cost is $275. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.bazaarbaltimore.com.