Science Lab

Dying to Know - Rat Taxidermy

Online Demonstration

Live via Zoom
Over 20 people have attended this class


The Rest in Pieces Team invites you to attend our third Dying to Know - A live demonstration of rat taxidermy.

Rest in Pieces founder and taxidermist, Natalie Delaney-John, will share her knowledge of the dying arts so you can begin your journey into the art of taxidermy: taxis, meaning ‘arrangement’ and derma, meaning ‘skin’.

Nat will teach you basic rat anatomy while guiding you through the correct process of skinning, preserving and mounting a specimen.

You will learn the techniques on how to complete this fascinating process at home, will have the opportunity to ask questions and will have the option to purchase the e-book or the book. 

Once the session is complete you will be invited to join the Dying to know exclusive facebook page where you can add pictures of your creations and continue to pick our brains. 

If you can't attend the live session, you will have access to a filmed version for 10 days after the event. 

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What you will learn

  • The process of Rat Taxidermy

What you will get

  • A live demonstration of the process of taxidermy

What to bring

  • A pen and paper and a beverage of choice

What to wear

What ever you feel comfy in

Appropriate for

Anyone with a curious mind!

Rest in Pieces

481 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 (4 reviews)
Catherinerated it
02 Sep 2021
Great to review the skills I have learnt so far and pick up some extra knowledge, it's great to be able to keep learning through lockdown.
Laurarated it
31 Aug 2021
This class was just amazing! I had no idea what I was going into, I wasn't even sure if I was going to be able to watch taxidermy being done but I loved it and walked out feeling so confident that I could go home and do my own rat taxidermy. Nat was so informative and the class was easy to follow, I never felt lost. I highly highly recommend!!
Charlotterated it
31 Aug 2021
Nat, your courses are awesome. The presentation is down to earth, informative and non threatening. Nat makes you feel like you can do taxidermy, regardless of what you might do wrong and what skills you have. The follow up support is welcome and makes you feel like you have a team of experts and friends behind you to keep you going.
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Cancellations & Refunds

Rest in Pieces's refund policy is moderate.

  • Refund: You may claim a refund, if you cancel up to 14 days before class starts. A AU$50.00 fee applies.
  • Transfer: If you cancel up to 14 days before the start date of the original class, you may transfer to a different class date or another class altogether from the same vendor. A AU$10.00 fee applies.
  • Credit Note: You may cancel up to 14 days before class starts and receive a credit note. A AU$10.00 fee applies.

After these times, no changes will be allowed.

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


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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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