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Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Next Available: Sat, 10 Aug 9:00AM
10.0 hours
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Rest in Pieces invites you to attend this very special, introductory Taxidermy Workshop. The course will take you on your own journey into this fascinating art form and will help you come to grips (literally!) with some of the techniques involved in creating taxidermy.

Throughout the day you will learn how to skin and preserve your little rat, as well as how to mount him into a beautiful but very greedy cheese fiend. Everything will be supplied on the day including your rat, all the necessary tools, an apron, snacks, lunch, great company, and your choice of wine, beer or soft drink which will be provided throughout. 

No previous taxidermy experience is necessary.

Would you like to book a take home kit for $100?

Workshop + kit contains the following:

- Frozen rat

- Tools for skinning and mounting your specimen

- Products for preservation

- List of instructions used on the day 

Please note: if you are flying in for the workshop and want a take home kit, you will need to have checked-in luggage as the sharp items will not be accepted in hand luggage.

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What you will learn
  • Get up close and hands-on with the art of taxidermy.
  • How to turn your specimen into a piece of art that is full of life and character!
  • The correct technique and process of skinning and preserving and mounting a standing specimen.
What you will get
  • Your own specimen to work on (of course, your creation is yours to take home at the end of the day!)
  • Lunch and Wine, Beer or Soft drink provided throughout
  • An amazing experience amongst like-minded people!

What to bring
  • Camera or camera phone
  • A strong tummy
What to wear

Dress in layers to suit a Melbourne Warehouse climate

Appropriate for

Adults with a curious mind. If you are under 18 please contact Nat to discuss prior to booking.


Rest in Pieces

Vendor since 2015

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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27 May 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

An amazing experience from start to finish -you could not find a better way to discover taxidermy. Nat and her team are knowledgeable and encouraging -delivering an unforgettable day. I can’t wait to do the next one!


25 May 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

The course was wonderful. Educational, inspiring and fun. Great format for learning, step by step guidance with explanations. I love my rat and am looking forward to the rabbit course. Thanks Nat and Jamie


21 May 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

WHAT a LEGENDARY day! I have just celebrated Eurovision 2019 with Maude the Rat, who (considering my first attempt at the art of taxidermy), looks beautiful. Nat and Jamie are fabulous hosts, teachers, and rescuers of bad stitching. I learned SO much, had lots of belly laughs, and can't wait for my husband to finish the laundry room so I can hone my basic skills with my own frozen rats!

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