Violet Eyes Entomology

Violet Eyes Entomology

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2020
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  • 6 Classes
  • 26 Students
  • 13 Reviews
13 Reviews
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Jason Penfold grew up in country Australia, where his love for natural history began to grow. Surrounded by plants, animals and stones, his imagination and strong connection to nature has always been a passion.


Jason's love for stones and minerals was nurtured through a family passion for Lapidary, which goes back two generations. Guided by his grandma, he has fond memories of foraging for semi precious stones in his hometown of country New South Wales. 


In 2012, Jason began teaching himself how to preserve and pin various butterflies, moths and arachnids. A continued, self-driven education in entomology has lead Jason to work with museums across Australia and the USA, as well as private collectors, on various projects and additions.


Now living in Melbourne, Australia, Jason's art practise marries his love of Lapidary and Entomology into small scale sculptures enveloped in rich symbolism and archetypal meaning.


Having previously taught Entomology in Australia and internationally, Jason now brings his own series of Entomology workshops to the public, spreading the great wonder and happiness that working so closely with nature brings.

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5.0 (13 reviews)
20 April 2021Beginner Entomology
Such a beautiful class. I have always wondered how entomology was done and now I have a great base of knowledge. Thank you Jason.
20 April 2021Beginner Entomology
Jason's entomology class was fantastic, engaging, fun and informative. He broke down the process so it was simple and showed a variety of different methods so each student could find the method they preferred. I highly recommend!!
19 April 2021Spiders and Scorpions
I absolutely loved The Spiders and Scorpions class! Jason is such a wonderful teacher. He created such a fun, inclusive and interesting workshop. I learn't so much about scorpions and spiders and he was so good at breaking the steps down that at no point was it difficult or overwhelming. I walked away with new skills that I will definitely be using again in the future and I got to set and keep 2 spiders and 2 scorpions. They are beautiful specimens to add to my collection. I really want to do his other courses and I recommend them to everyone!
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- Missed classes. Please note that Violet Eyes Entomology does not offer refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for missed classes.

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