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For the safety of our staff and your fellow students, while inside our premises, we ask that you observe all health and safety measures requested by staff. This may include wearing a mask, following social distancing requirements, and/or showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. Students should not attend classes if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if they have been advised to self-isolate.
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from AU$900.00

Intermediate Taxidermy - Rabbit - Melbourne

2-Day Workshop

Next Available: Sat, 26 Mar 9:00AM (AEDT)
10 hours x 2 Days
Over 10 people have attended this class

Description

Rest in Pieces invites existing students from the 1-day Beginner Rat Taxidermy class or participants who have completed the DIY Revival Kit to join our 2-day Intermediate Rabbit Workshop.

Throughout the 2-day Workshop (9 - 7pm both Saturday and Sunday) we will lead you further down the taxidermy rabbit hole, building upon and refining your skills in skinning, fleshing, preserving, and mounting a complete specimen. You will also be guided through the traditional torso building technique of soft body wrapping and learn some of the basics of warm water maceration and beetle feeding. 

At the end of the 2-day workshop, you will walk away with a gorgeous rabbit in your choice of one of three poses: standing, sitting or lying down. 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, apron, food, drinks, and even wine will be provided on the day.


Would you like to book a Take Home Kit?


Workshop + Kit contains the following:

- Frozen Rabbit 

- Tools for skinning and mounting your specimen

- Products for cleaning, fleshing, and specimen preparation

- List of instructions used during the 2-day workshop 


Please note: if you are flying in from interstate and want a Take Home Kit, you will need to have checked in luggage as many of the sharp items will not be accepted in hand luggage.

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What you will learn

  • Techniques and processes for skinning, fleshing, preserving, body wrapping and mounting your specimen over 2 days
  • Warm water maceration techniques for skull cleaning and watch the Dermestid (flesh eating beetles!!!) in action
  • Choose to mount your specimen either standing, sitting, or lying down

What you will get

  • Your own specimen to work on
  • Create your own beautiful Rabbit from start to finish
  • Optional Take Home Kit to work on your skills in your own time
  • All the tools required for the 2-day workshop
  • Lunch, snacks, refreshments, bubbles and wine
  • A full 2-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

Existing R.I.P students who have completed the DIY Revival Kit or the Beginner Mouse Taxidermy Class


Rest in Pieces

424 Reviews

Taxidermy - Taxis 'arrangement' + Derma 'skin'

Natalie Delaney-John has travelled 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, demonstrations and now sells DIY kits so that you can learn this beautiful art in the comfort of your own home.


Since 2016, the Rest in Pieces team has expanded further into the 'dying arts', offering new classes and workshops aimed at preserving and presenting natural specimens. 

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5.0 (5 reviews)
Maree
16 November 2021Intermediate Taxidermy - Rabbit - Melbourne
Loved making a cute rabbit! Relaxed pace and much easier than the rat or baby chick classes.
Ruby
14 November 2021Intermediate Taxidermy - Rabbit - Melbourne
The RIP team provide the best possible learning experience. They are dedicated, passionate and great teachers who go out of there way to make sure everyone has everything they need and is supported in every way. Thanks Nat and Team!
Vanessa
03 May 2021Intermediate Taxidermy - Rabbit - Melbourne
This is my 4th Rest in Pieces class. There's even more value than meets the eye. You'll be welcomed into this niche artform by meeting people from all walks of life & be guided by people dedicated to the craft. They understand everyone has a different way of learning, and are happy to help every step of the way. For those that have dabbled in taxidermy before, this class is the perfect opportunity to skill up and meet new people. They fed us restaurant quality meals, better than home cooking, and free never ending drinks.
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Refund Policy

If you have purchased an item from us and it arrives damaged, we will need photo evidence and the item returned.  We will then refund you or ship you out a replacement. 


If you have booked a workshop ticket 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 two weeks notice, we can offer to transfer you to the next scheduled class. This will incur a $10 admin fee. Transfer requests made with less than two weeks notice will incur a $50 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 won't be able to offer refunds for cancellations or class transfers received "last minute" - the day before the workshop or on the day of the workshop. 


COVID-19: If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have been advised to self-isolate by government mandates, please let us know as soon as possible and we can offer to transfer you to a future class. In these instances, "last-minute" requests for transfers will be allowed, but will attract a $50 admin fee. 



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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:

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' premises. (For use of Rest in Pieces marketing materials).

3.) REFUNDS

See refund section.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

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. Class cancellations may occur where necessary, for example where class bookings do not meet minimum numbers.

5.) COVID-19

Students agree not to attend classes if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if they have been advised to self-isolate in line with government restrictions. 

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