Rest in Pieces - Skeletal Articulation

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Rest in Pieces - Skeletal Articulation

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Workshop + Full Kit

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Rest in Pieces invites you to attend Australia's first skeletal articulation workshop.

Gerard Geer one of Australia's leading skeletal artists has joined the R.I.P team and will take you on a very special exploration into skeletal articulation. 

The 2 Day Workshop runs from 3.00pm - 9.00pm on Saturday & 10.00am - 7.00pm on Sunday. 

Throughout the 2 day workshop you will get hands on with the process of skinning and articulation, as well as attend an informative seminar on specimen cleaning and preservation. 

At the end of the 2 day workshop, you will walk away with an insight into this fascinating art and you will each have a gorgeous mounted mouse skeleton housed in a glass dome. 

Everything will be supplied over the 2 days including the mice, tools, glass dome, apron, snacks, and wine.

No previous taxidermy or skeletal articulation experience is necessary to attend this class. 

Would you like to book a take home kit?

Workshop + Full Kit contains the following:

- Frozen mouse 

- Tools for skinning and skeletal articulation 

- Products for cleaning and preserving your specimen

- Beginners Dermestid Colony Kit (Including approximately 40 live specimens of assorted growth stages)

- List of instructions used during the 2-day workshop 

If you are flying from interstate and have bought the full take home kit you will need to have checked in luggage and enough room in your suitcase for the kit which is 19cm high, 30cm wide and 21cm long

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What you will learn
  • How to turn a specimen into a beautiful piece of art that is shockingly full of life and character!
  • Techniques and processes for skinning, preparing, cleaning, preserving, and articulating a mouse
  • How to manage and maintain a Dermestid (flesh eating beetles!!!) colony
What you will get
  • Your own specimen to work on (of course your articulated creation is yours to take home at the end of the workshop!)
  • A glass dome to protect your new creation
  • All the tools required for the 2-day workshop
  • Snacks, refreshments and wine

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

Dress in layers to suit a Melbourne Warehouse climate

Appropriate for

16+ with a curious mind - No previous taxidermy or skeletal articulation skills are needed for this class

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20 June 2018 • Rest in Pieces - Skeletal Articulation

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I've wanted to know how the skeletons I've seen have been prepared and constructed and now have a good understanding. The instructor (Gerard) was great and the course was well thought out and implemented.


17 June 2018 • Rest in Pieces - Skeletal Articulation

This is the second class I’ve done with rest in pieces. Have loved them both. Leart a lot and had a lot of fun. Will be doing more classes in the future.


13 June 2018 • Rest in Pieces - Skeletal Articulation

Gerard ran a really great course. He knows his stuff and was great fun to listen and talk to. I learned everything I’d hoped I would and feel competent enough to have a go at articulation myself with the take home kit. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning skeletal articulation.

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