Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

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Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

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Workshop + Kit

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Rest in Pieces invites you to attend this very special, introductory Taxidermy Workshop. The course will take you on your own journey into this fascinating art form and will help you come to grips (literally!) with some of the techniques involved in creating taxidermy.

Throughout the day you will learn how to skin and preserve your little rat, as well as how to mount him into a beautiful but very greedy cheese fiend. Everything will be supplied on the day including your rat, all the necessary tools, an apron, snacks, lunch, great company, and even a glass of celebratory bubbles!

While we have allowed 10 hours for the day we don't believe it will take this long. Of course, everyone works at their own pace but the sooner you finish the sooner you get to the glass of bubbles! : )

No previous taxidermy experience is necessary.

If you have a rat phobia we can provide a mouse but the rats have a very sweet face and are incredibly fluffy. Plus they are slightly larger than a mouse so they are easier to work on.

Would you like to book a take home kit for $80?

Workshop + kit contains the following:

- Frozen rat

- Tools for skinning and mounting your specimen

- Products for preservation

- List of instructions used on the day 

Please note: if you are flying in for the workshop and want a take home kit, you will need to have checked-in luggage as the sharp items will not be accepted in hand luggage.

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What you will learn
  • Get up close and hands-on with the art of taxidermy.
  • How to turn your specimen into a piece of art that is full of life and character!
  • The correct technique and process of skinning and preserving and mounting a standing specimen.
What you will get
  • Your own specimen to work on (of course, your creation is yours to take home at the end of the day!)
  • Lunch (includes a glass of bubbles and great company!)
  • An amazing experience amongst like-minded people!
  • Would you like to purchase a take home kit? Select "Workshop + Kit" when you book this course. (Just add $80.)

What to bring
  • Camera or camera phone
  • A strong tummy
What to wear

Dress in layers to suit a Melbourne Warehouse climate

Appropriate for

Adults with a curious mind. If you are under 18 please contact Nat to discuss prior to booking.

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24 July 2018 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

For anyone interested in taxidermy or just a love of the natural sciences, the incredible Natalie and her team deliver a highly engaging, detailed, insightful and respectful workshop in the art of taxidermy. This workshop was brilliantly run, with each part of the process broken down step by step, making it easy to follow and very enjoyable. Not only did I learn a huge amount from this course, but I had a tonne of fun too! I highly recommend this series of workshops and I can’t wait to sign up for my next course! Ten out of ten!


12 July 2018 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Fantastic introduction to taxidermy. Nat and Jason are knowledgeable and friendly teachers who were very accommodating making you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. They provoke inspiration in a relaxed atmosphere creating an entertaining learning experience. If you are considering attending a Rest in Pieces class, stop thinking and do it now! you will not be disappointed.


10 July 2018 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Chances are that if you are reading this review you are looking to book a course with RIP but are a little unsure. With the taxidermy course I took every part of the mouse was used, everyone was very respectful of the carcass, and Natalie was a wealth of information who made everyone welcome. I would defiantly recommend RIP if you are looking to get in to taxidermy.

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