Botanical Preservation Workshop - Chicago - Make a Deposit ($200 Total)


Botanical Preservation Workshop - Chicago - Make a Deposit ($200 Total)

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I’m so proud to introduce my first-ever plant-based specimen preservation class! Read details below!

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This workshop is suitable for folks who have always wanted to try taxidermy but aren’t sure if they can handle the “real deal” as well as being 100% vegan! And of course, it’s open to all taxidermy enthusiasts too. This class is taking place in Chicago on September 1st, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm.

Way back in elementary school, I used to collect autumn leaves and iron them between pieces of waxed paper with bits of crayon shavings. When I learned how to do taxidermy in 2012, I moved on to creating fluid-preserved specimens with fruit - a movement in preservation that I am proud to have pioneered!

This workshop will guide you through four botanically-based projects:

-Preserve flattened plant matter in your own hand-assembled flower press
-Learn to inject a non-buoyant fruit with fluid to preserve it in a jar
-Create a stunning display of citrus in a slice-and-slide-style project
-Arrange flowers in a small bouquet to store permanently in fluid

Tuition is $200 per person and includes all supplies and materials. Students will be guided step-by-step through all four projects and everyone will keep their finished specimens. Students will be provided with a small tool set and a flower press to keep as well as a follow-up email with aftercare instructions.

Other information: 
This class will be taking place at my private home in the Logan Square neighborhood Chicago, accessible by the Fullerton bus. Ample street parking is available free of charge. The week prior to the class date, the address and any other pertinent information will be emailed to the address you provide. The class will last approximately two hours.

All ages are welcome to participate in these classes. Students under twelve must be accompanied by a calm adult that can assist where needed. Students with special needs are also welcome - just let me know beforehand if you are signing a minor up for the class and/or if special accommodations are required.

To sign up and reserve your spot, please follow these instructions:

  • Add your desired class to your cart.

  • Fill out the form that pops up. You will need to provide a name, email address, and phone number for each student.

  • Each student needs to have a separate form filled out. If you are giving a ticket to the class as a gift, please provide the student’s information rather that your own.

  • When you are finished adding the desired tickets to your cart, proceed to checkout and pay your fee of $200 per ticket. Your registration is not complete and your spot is not reserved until you have submitted payment.

Terms and conditions: Tuition is nonrefundable unless the class gets cancelled by the teacher. If you make a payment but find you can no longer attend the class, you may forfeit your payment or transfer it to another person if you desire. Please notify me of any transfers or ask any questions you may have by emailing

Want a little time to save up? You may also place a deposit of $100 online and pay $100 in cash on the day of your class.

Discount codes issued to attendees of the Oddities and Curiosities Expo can be applied to your deposit and you will still owe a full $100 cash on the day of your class.