Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Next Available: Sat, 07 Jul 9:00AM
10.0 hours x 1 Classes

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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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Class Schedule

Saturday, May 12th 2018, 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

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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16 May 2018 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

What a perfect way to spend a day. Great people from all walks of life coming together to share stories and experiences and learn a new skill. Nat and Jason who ran the workshop were knowledgeable , professional as well as simply stated terrific hosts. I wasn't sure what to expect from the workshop but it exceeded any expectations I had. The day flew by and I walked away with a new skill and some new friends. Highly recommend Rest in Pieces


16 May 2018 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Amazing! Had the best day. Great learning, Great people Lots of laughs & interesting conversations Can’t wait to go back and do another class. Natalie and Jason are fantastic teachers and so free and open with sharing their knowledge.


28 March 2018 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Rest In Pieces offers a unique opportunity for absolutely anyone to learn the basics of taxidermy. Nat presents the class with straightforward instructions and quirky humour. The entire process is broken down into easy steps and everyone is allowed to work at their own pace and complete each step before the whole class moves onto the next. It's a long day but it's broken up by a nice leisurely lunch and ends with celebratory bubbles. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to attending another class (or three) in the future.

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