Rest in Pieces - Taxidermy Workshop - ADELAIDE


We are pleased to be hitting the road and coming to RADelaide!

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 even a glass of celebratory bubbles!

While we have allowed 10 hours for the day we don't believe it will take this long. Of course, everyone works at their own pace but the sooner you finish the sooner you get to the glass of bubbles! : )

No previous taxidermy experience is necessary.

If you have a rat phobia we can provide a mouse but the rats have a very sweet face and are incredibly fluffy. Plus they are slightly larger than a mouse so they are easier to work on.

In order to finalise your booking, can you please provide the following information:

  • Dietary requirements?
  • What colour rat do you want? We will try our best to provide! Some commonly available colours are Black, Brown, Brown and White, Black and White, and Caramel.
  • Do you have a preferred name/nickname?
  • Tell us: How did you find out about Rest in Pieces?

Would you like to book a take home kit for $80?

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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Class Schedule

Saturday, November 18th 2017, 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

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!)
  • An amazing experience amongst like-minded people!
  • Would you like to purchase a take home kit? Select "Workshop + Kit" when you book this course. (Just add $80.)
  • Lunch (includes wine and great company!)

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

Dress in layers to suit an Adelaide 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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02 December 2017 • Rest in Pieces - Taxidermy Workshop - ADELAIDE

Many thanks to Rest in Pieces for bringing this class to Adelaide! I greatly enjoyed Nat's informal & fun teaching style and thought the cost was well worth it for the total experience of food, drink, tools & skills. I hope to do more classes in future.


26 November 2017 • Rest in Pieces - Taxidermy Workshop - ADELAIDE

Thank you so much to Rest In Pieces for such an amazing time at your Adelaide beginners taxidermy workshop. It met all my expectations and so much more. Nat and Jason were so welcoming and so much fun and well as informative and helpful. It was such a comfortable and supportive environment to explore this new hobby. Lunch, drinks, stories shared and company were wonderful and entertaining. I was impressed and ever so proud of the outcome of my efforts. This will most definitely go down in history as the most entertaining 'home made Christmas' to date! I can't wait to do some more courses when you head up to Brisbane. Thanks again everyone for such an amazing experience.


20 November 2017 • Rest in Pieces - Taxidermy Workshop - ADELAIDE

Amazing workshop. Lovely teachers and staff, very attentive to their students. If only if all schools and teachers were more like this one.

Rest in Pieces


Thanks for the great review Blake. 

It was awesome to