Rest in Pieces is excited to announce that Gavin Burland the Manager of Technical Operations at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science has joined the team.
Together we will be launching Australia's first 2-day beginner Corrosion Casting Workshop.
The workshop will run from 12:00pm - 8:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am - 6:00pm on Sunday.
Throughout Day 1 you will get hands on and learn how to prepare and identify the anatomy, tie off and resin inject a sheep's heart. You will also attend an informative seminar on the history of corrosion casting and learn how to chemically macerate your specimen.
On day 2 you will prepare your own pre-macerated specimen for mounting and will learn the basics of installation.
At the end of the workshop you will walk away with a deeper knowledge of this fascinating scientific process and your very own gorgeous corrosion cast heart in a glass dome.
You will also have the option of purchasing a take home kit to practice your newly acquired skills in your own time.
As usual, the RIP team will take care of everything for you. All necessary tools along with your specimen, dome, apron, snacks, drinks, lunch and even wine will be provided throughout.
No prior Plastination or Corrosion Casting skills are necessary.
Would you like to book a take home kit?
We have 2 take home kit options listed. Each kit includes:
- Frozen pluck (specimen)
- The tools and chemicals for either all of the corrosion casting OR corrosion casting and installation into a glass dome (Please refer to the ticket type for details)
- The full list of instructions of the 2 day workshop
If you are flying from interstate and have bought the full take home kit you will need to have checked in luggage.
We will also be able to advise you of the dimensions of the take home kits in the week prior to the course.
- Techniques and processes for the preparation of your specimen, tying off and injecting the arteries
- How to chemically macerate your pluck (specimen)
- How to clean your macerated specimen for mounting into a gorgeous glass dome
- Your own specimen to work on (of course your mounted corrosion cast is yours to take home at the end of the workshop!)
- All the tools required for the workshop
- Dinner, light Lunch, snacks, refreshments and wine
- A glass dome to protect your new creation
- Camera or camera phone
- A strong tummy
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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.