Rest in Pieces - Squirrels - Nuts about you!

3-Day Workshop

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We are pleased to announce that Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy in Los Angeles has joined forces with Rest in Pieces to bring you the first Australian instalment of our international skills exchange program. 

Allis is an award-winning taxidermist based in Los Angeles, California. Recently, she was named 'Third in the World' at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships for her African Jacana.

If you are an existing RIP student who has completed the beginner taxidermy workshop and the Rabbit workshop then you will qualify for this unique and challenging class.

Throughout the 3 day workshop you will learn an extensive range of skills. You will begin the workshop with a fully tanned skin and work through all the hands on processes to finish off with a gorgeous Squirrel holding a little acorn.  You will also attend 2 seminars on moulding & casting as well as finishing for a complete end to end experience. 

As usual, the RIP team will take care of everything for you. All necessary tools along with your specimen, apron, food, drinks, and even wine will be provided on each day. 

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What you will learn
  • Day 1 - Anatomy 101, Rehydration of a tanned skin, wrapping a body and limbs from a tracing, moulding and casting & ear liner creation
  • Day 2 - Form creation, test fitting, clay work on the paws, fitting & sewing
  • Day 3 - Posing, facial sculpting and refinement, pinning and finishing demonstration
What you will get
  • Your own tanned skin to work on
  • All the tools required for the 3-day workshop
  • Lunch, snacks, refreshments, and wine
  • A full 3-day intermediate experience
  • Spend time with like-minded people and a wonderful community

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

Dress in layers to suit a Melbourne Warehouse climate

Appropriate for

Intermediate R.I.P students who have completed the Rabbit Workshop


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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Refund & Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes you just can't make a class. The best thing to do is to
contact us as soon as you can to let us know. If you give us 2 weeks notice, we can
offer to transfer you to the next scheduled class. This will incur a $10 admin fee.

If you need to cancel, with two weeks notice or more we will refund the full price of the
workshop, minus $50 booking fee, less than two weeks and we will refund 50% minus
$50 booking fee.

Unfortunately we wont be able to offer refunds for cancellations or transfers received
last minute - the day before the workshop or on the day of the workshop.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Rest in Pieces or organised by Rest in Pieces must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Rest in Pieces.


I agree to give Rest in Pieces unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Rest in Pieces classes and events or on Rest in Pieces's premises. (For use of Rest in Pieces marketing materials).


See refund section


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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07 February 2019 • Rest in Pieces - Squirrels - Nuts about you!

Absolutely loved this class! We were incredibly lucky to have the chance to work on squirrels and luckier still to have the talented Allis teaching us! As always, the hospitality and guidance of the Rest In Pieces crew was on point. Looking forward to more RIP + Prey team ups!!


03 February 2019 • Rest in Pieces - Squirrels - Nuts about you!

Excellent class. A LOT covered in the three days, always with expert support available when needed. Carefully planned and organised class. Very happy with skills acquired and final product made. Loved it.


01 February 2019 • Rest in Pieces - Squirrels - Nuts about you!

Squirrels - Nuts about you! was an absolutely amazing experience. 3 full on days of learning and getting to know the community of people who love art, animals and taxidermy! Allis of Prey Taxidermy is a fantastic teacher, full of enthusiasm, humour, sass and of course detailed knowledge. Allis Paloma and Sofiya gave thorough attention to all students and that really helped sink in the concepts + actions of making the squirrel. P.S The food is absolutely delicious!