Mickey Alice Kwapis

taxidermy & craft

Chicago - Renegade Craft Fair - Butterfly Pinning Pre-Registration - May 13th & 14th

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Chicago - Renegade Craft Fair - Butterfly Pinning Pre-Registration - May 13th & 14th

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Learn how to pin a butterfly specimen (and keep it) in a lesson at my walk-up DIY entomology classroom at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago! All supplies are provided and people of all ages (especially kids!) and abilities are welcome. You get to keep your butterfly and your tools. Register online ahead of time and save $5 on the cost "at the door" of my booth!

Renegade Craft Fair’s Spring Pop-Up is taking place on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 and Sunday, May 14th, 2017 from 11 am until 6 pm each day. You can read more about the fair itself here: http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/chicago-pop-up

I am building a mini-classroom inside my booth, where I will be teaching butterfly preservation mini-lessons lasting around 10-15 minutes. Just buy a ticket, pop in at your convenience, pick out a sustainably farmed butterfly from a variety of beautiful specimens, and learn how to spread it under the guidance of a professional! There are no set start times, so students can come in at their leisure and work at their own pace. All ages are welcome and the price of the ticket includes the following materials to keep:

  • a butterfly
  • a spreading board
  • a set of pins
  • a set of glassine strips
  • an illustrated booklet on aftercare and repeating the process at home
  • ideas for what to do with butterflies once they’re mounted
  • a list of where to buy supplies
  • discount codes for those suppliers

The cost also covers instruction, so don’t worry - you’re not on your own here! All supplies (and the finished butterfly) will fit into our provided box, making it easy to put into a bag or purse to take home so there’s nothing bulky or fragile to carry around while you check out the rest of the fair.

Separate kits (with no lesson included) are also available for sale for $25 and include all of the physical items on the bulleted list above. They make a great gift! Shipping is not included and they must be picked up during Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago.

Reserve your spot (and any additional kits you may want) using the menu below. The day of the fair, simply come to our tent when you’re ready for your lesson and show a copy of your e-receipt (on your phone is fine) or your photo ID to us to check in. Walk-ins are welcome (and encouraged) the day of the fair, this is simply an opportunity to register ahead of time and save $5.

A directory of Renegade Craft Fair (including where to go to find our tent!), a reminder about the event, and any pertinent details will be emailed to you several days before the event. No refunds will be given but you may transfer your spot to a friend. All lessons purchased on this page must be started by 6 pm on Sunday, May 14th and all kits must also be picked up by that time. Any other questions can be sent through my contact form. See you there!

Pre-registration will close on May 10th. Tickets for lessons and butterfly kits will be $30 each the day(s) of the event. Buy early and save! Participants may be required to sign a waiver before their lesson begins.

Note: I can't change the sales tax settings on this item through my official site but if you'd like to purchase a tax-free ticket or kit through Chase QuickPay, Venmo, the Cash app, or PayPal Friends and Family those apps do not charge sales tax. Please email hello@mickeyalicekwapis.com to make those arrangements.

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Mickey Alice Kwapis is a Chicago-based taxidermist, jeweler, and person who does a lot of stuff. All site content ©2011-2017 Mickey Alice Kwapis and Niche Lab LLC. Questions? Use the contact form.