Rest in Pieces - Squirrels - Nuts about you!

Take Home Kit

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Hi Guys, 

If you are interested in purchasing a take home kit it will include: 

- Tanned and prepped Squirrel Skin 

- All the tools used in the 3 days 

- Sample finishing kit 

- Exclusive access to a death mask casting tutorial video by Allis 

- Optional access to at a reduced fee to a tanning tutorial by Allis 

- All the instructions for the 3 days 

The cost of the kit is $475 and we have the instalment billing plan available so that you can pay the kit off between now and the class date. 

We currently have 19 for sale as the California fires caused havoc with sourcing squirrels.  We have been really lucky to source Western Gray squirrels for the class and take home kits. They look like this

Tim from the Natural history museum in Los Angeles alongside Allis and her assistant Paloma and hand preparing and tanning each gorgeous specimen for us. We are very very lucky to be able to have access to such great specimens. 

I need to close bookings for these off in 2 days as we need to order all the special tools etc in time for class, so please jump on now as we can't offer kits on the 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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28 January 2019 • Rest in Pieces - Squirrels - Nuts about you!

I've done a few classes with Rest In Pieces now and have loved eveyone of them and this one was way above expectation in everyway! Nat and her team have gone above and beyond with the squirrel taxidermy class. The time and planning that would have gone it to this 3 day international class is astounding. To be able to have this opportunity is amazing and I can't thank Nat enough for bringing Allis over to teach us. The best three days! Highly recommend to anyone thinking about doing a taxidermy class!


28 January 2019 • Rest in Pieces - Squirrels - Nuts about you!

What an AMAZING feat for Allis /Nat and all the team to have brought to Australia. I learned so much more at an intermediate level - extra pearls to take me that much farther. Their method of teaching works, its professional and fun- we laughed a lot. Nat ensures there is amazing healthy food. The other students are diverse in their backgrounds and bring another special addition to this skill and fellowship.


28 January 2019 • Rest in Pieces - Squirrels - Nuts about you!

Thanks Nat for a great 3 day squirrel intensive.......very happy with my squirrel, the level of instruction & the food was amazing. The only (minor) problem was the heat & I can hardly expect nyou to provide the weather too. Thanks to all the people involved in the event.

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