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Rest in Pieces - Intermediate Taxidermy - Rabbit


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2 Day Workshop

2 Day Workshop and Kit



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Description

Rest in Pieces invites existing students from the 1-day beginner taxidermy class or participants who have completed the DIY Revival kit to join our 2-day intermediate Rabbit class.

Throughout the 2-day workshop we will lead you further down the taxidermy rabbit hole, building upon and refining your skills in skinning, fleshing, preserving, and mounting a complete specimen. You will also be guided through the traditional torso building technique of soft body wrapping and learn some of the basics of warm water maceration and beetle feeding. 

At the end of the 2-day workshop, you will walk away with a gorgeous rabbit in your choice of one of three poses: standing, sitting or lying down. You will also have the option of purchasing a take home kit to practice your newly acquired skills in your own time.

As usual, the RIP team will take care of everything for you. All necessary tools along with your specimen, apron, food, drinks, and even wine will be provided on the day.


Would you like to book a take home kit?

Workshop + Kit contains the following:

- Frozen Rabbit 

- Tools for skinning and mounting your specimen

- Products for cleaning, fleshing, and specimen preparation

- List of instructions used during the 2-day workshop 

We will also have standing domes for sale if you'd like to do your rabbit in a standing pose.

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

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What you will learn
  • Techniques and processes for skinning, fleshing, preserving, body wrapping and mounting your specimen over 2 days
  • Warm water maceration techniques for skull cleaning and watch the Dermestid (flesh eating beetles!!!) in action
  • Choose to mount your specimen either standing, sitting, or lying down
What you will get
  • Your own specimen to work on
  • Create your own beautiful Rabbit from start to finish
  • Optional take home kit to work on your skills in your own time
  • All the tools required for the 2-day workshop
  • Lunch, snacks, refreshments, and wine
  • A full 2-day intermediate experience
  • Spend time with like-minded people and a wonderful community

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

Dress in layers to suit a Melbourne Warehouse climate

Appropriate for

Existing R.I.P students who have completed the DIY Revival Kit or the Beginner Mouse Taxidermy Class

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Ro

11 June 2018 • Rest in Pieces - Intermediate Taxidermy - Rabbit

2-day intermediate rabbit taxidermy - another fantastic workshop, they just get better and better! It was great to be with a diverse group of people who share an interest in taxidermy (not my usual experience, where it's regarded as ghoulish and weird). Nat's teaching covered a lot of ground over the weekend, including fun new techniques for skinning, skin preparation and building a body with wood wool and thread. The reasonably intense pace of the weekend was manageable with loads of expert support from the lovely Sofiya and Jason, a perfect soundtrack for the many moods of taxidermy, plenty of drink breaks and two superb meals from Chef Fi, which were simply delicious. Overall, the workshop was fascinating, intense and great fun! Many thanks Nat, Sofiya, Jason, Chef Fi and Arun. Ro

Lyndie

10 June 2018 • Rest in Pieces - Intermediate Taxidermy - Rabbit

My third taxidermy course with the amazing Nat and her team. Can not recommend RIP more if you are looking to do something truely amazing. Looking forward to doing some more taxidermy in the future.

Lucy

06 June 2018 • Rest in Pieces - Intermediate Taxidermy - Rabbit

I had a fantastic weekend at Rest In Pieces! There was a great atmosphere and it was fun to hang out with likeminded people. Also, the food was delicious! The step-by-step teaching was very easy to follow and I came home with a beautiful rabbit. Choosing the pose for the bunny from a reference was a great part, because it helps to better understand anatomy and gives me the confidence to try new poses. Can't wait to practice at home and will definitely be back for more classes in the future!

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