Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

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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 your choice of wine, beer or soft drink which will be provided throughout. 

No previous taxidermy experience is necessary.

Would you like to book a take home kit for $100?

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 and Wine, Beer or Soft drink provided throughout
  • An amazing experience amongst like-minded people!

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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17 August 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

The relaxing social atmosphere helped balance the quick paced overwhelming information this class is for all walks of life whether you want a quirky class to pass the day or if you're interested in becoming a professional this is the perfect introduction into the world of taxidermy


16 August 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Thank you Rest in Pieces for the wonderful workshop. Definitely a unique and fun experience and I can’t wait to come back and complete another workshop. Thanks Nat & the team x


14 August 2019 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

If you’re trying to decide whether do take this workshop - stop wondering and start clicking book now. When I was gifted my seat at this class for my birthday, I was nervous, having never done anything like this before. The pamphlet said there would be wine, so I got an Uber. I followed the cacti planters down the alleyway to the door with the skull on it and that was the beginning of one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had this long, cold winter. Greeted with fresh coffee and snacks on arrival, Jaime helped everyone relax and feel comfortable in the space, which was adorned with beautiful specimens in every nook. Most of the students had come alone but it didn’t take long for everyone to start chatting about how they found themselves spending their Saturday skinning and reconstructing a baby rat. We took our seats at the workshop table and Nat introduced herself to the class and shared her inspiring story. She then encouraged us each to share our own. Then we met our specimens; each cold, lifeless rat designated to a specific student, all with names of their own. It didn’t take long for my nerves to thaw and soon enough my little Demelda was skinned and washed and resting in a beaker of metho... then it was time for lunch! (Which by the way was epic, but I digress...) After lunch and a little sip of vino, it was time to rebuild our little friends and sew them back up... Nat was such an incredibly patient and helpful teacher and baby Demelda turned out nowhere near as deformed as I had expected. I just realised I’ve started an essay... so I’ll just wrap up by saying this experience is worth every penny and if I could it rate six stars I would.

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