Hi @Marius ! Pleasure to read you. What a diverse portfolio you have there! I've been working as a bioengineer together with artists and designers over the years and it's inspiring when people like yourself take on the challenge of working with biology
Mycelium can give you fluffy camembert like skin, or also a rougher surface with fibers. When pressing it can also get quite hard and cold. Bacterial leather feels most like skin, if you don't dry it too much and if you keep it thin rather than thick. So this means harvesting it sooner than recommended in most guides. So I would experiment with it a bit (it's easy to work with) and try several growth times.
There's workshops now and again around Brussels, but none planned right now as far as I can see. Maybe soon!