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.
Have you ever wanted to learn bird taxidermy from one of the worlds best?
Now is your chance, as Allis was recently, she was named 'Third in the World' at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships for her African Jacana.
Her list of local awards is also endless..... In fact, look at this photo of her cleaning up in the California Association Taxidermy show.
If you are an existing RIP student who has completed the beginner taxidermy workshop and the Baby Chick workshop then you will qualify for this unique and challenging class.
Throughout the 2 day workshop you will learn an extensive range of skills. You will begin the 2 days by skinning your specimen and will learn hands on skills so as to complete a gorgeous open wing mynah in one of two poses.
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.
- Day 1 - Anatomy 101, handling, skinning, fleshing, eye measurements & form creation
- Day 2 - Preservation, wiring, sculpting the skull, sewing, open wing posing, grooming & finishing Demonstration
- Your own specimen to work on
- All the tools required for the 2-day workshop
- Lunch, snacks, refreshments, and wine
- A full 2-day intermediate experience
- Spend time with like-minded people and a wonderful community
- Camera or camera phone
- A strong tummy
Dress in layers to suit a Melbourne Warehouse climate
Intermediate R.I.P students who have completed the Baby Chick or Partridge Workshop
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.
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.
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.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
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.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
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.