Rest in Pieces

Rest in Pieces

Northcote, VIC 3070
Member since 2015
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  • 103 Classes
  • 1383 Students
  • 271 Reviews

Taxidermy - Taxis 'arrangement' + Derma 'skin'

Natalie Delaney-John has traveled far and wide to learn the art of taxidermy and has been mentored by some of the world's best and most awarded taxidermists. She is the proud founder of Rest in Pieces, which launched Australia's first taxidermy workshops, conducts talks and has just released the Revival Kit so that you can learn this beautiful art in the comfort of your own home.

In 2016 the R.I.P team expanded to bring you Skeletal Articulation and Intermediate Taxidermy classes. Next year is set to see the team expand even further with the addition of Death Moth Entomology classes, a Taxidermy Taster class and Advanced classes.

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17 August 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

The relaxing social atmosphere helped balance the quick paced overwhelming information this class is for all walks of life whether you want a quirky class to pass the day or if you're interested in becoming a professional this is the perfect introduction into the world of taxidermy


16 August 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Thank you Rest in Pieces for the wonderful workshop. Definitely a unique and fun experience and I can’t wait to come back and complete another workshop. Thanks Nat & the team x


14 August 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

If you’re trying to decide whether do take this workshop - stop wondering and start clicking book now. When I was gifted my seat at this class for my birthday, I was nervous, having never done anything like this before. The pamphlet said there would be wine, so I got an Uber. I followed the cacti planters down the alleyway to the door with the skull on it and that was the beginning of one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had this long, cold winter. Greeted with fresh coffee and snacks on arrival, Jaime helped everyone relax and feel comfortable in the space, which was adorned with beautiful specimens in every nook. Most of the students had come alone but it didn’t take long for everyone to start chatting about how they found themselves spending their Saturday skinning and reconstructing a baby rat. We took our seats at the workshop table and Nat introduced herself to the class and shared her inspiring story. She then encouraged us each to share our own. Then we met our specimens; each cold, lifeless rat designated to a specific student, all with names of their own. It didn’t take long for my nerves to thaw and soon enough my little Demelda was skinned and washed and resting in a beaker of metho... then it was time for lunch! (Which by the way was epic, but I digress...) After lunch and a little sip of vino, it was time to rebuild our little friends and sew them back up... Nat was such an incredibly patient and helpful teacher and baby Demelda turned out nowhere near as deformed as I had expected. I just realised I’ve started an essay... so I’ll just wrap up by saying this experience is worth every penny and if I could it rate six stars I would.

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