Rest in Pieces - Baby Chick Class

Beginner Workshop

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Rest in Pieces invites you to attend a 1-day beginner baby Chick taxidermy workshop.

Throughout the workshop you will be taught skills in skinning, fleshing, preserving, and mounting of a complete specimen. You will also be guided through the traditional torso building technique of soft body wrapping and learn to preserve the feet with injections.

At the end of the workshop you will walk away with a gorgeous Baby Chick mounted in a glass dome.

And of course we have a take home kit available to purchase so you can practice your newly acquired skills in your own time. 

The RIP team will take care of everything for you. All necessary tools along with your specimen, apron, snacks, drinks and your choice of wine or beer will be provided on the day.  

We have also added the option to pay the course fee in instalments to make life even easier! This feature is available at the checkout.

Would you like to book a take home kit?

Workshop + Kit contains the following:

- Frozen baby Chick

- Tools for skinning and mounting your specimen

- Products for cleaning, fleshing, and preservation

- Wooden base to mount specimen on

- List of instructions from the workshop

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 a specimen
  • How to inject the feet for preservation
What you will get
  • Your own specimen to work on
  • Create your own beautiful baby Chick from start to finish
  • Optional take home kit to work on your skills in your own time
  • All the tools required for the half day workshop
  • Snacks, refreshments and wine or beer
  • Spend time with like-minded people and a wonderful community

What to bring
  • Camera or camera phone
What to wear

Dress in layers to suit a Melbourne Warehouse climate

Appropriate for

Adults with a curious mind! If you are younger that 16 years we will need to chat to parent prior to the class being booked.

Refund Policy

If you have purchased an item from us and it arrives damaged we will need photo evidence and the item returned. 

We will then refund you or ship you out a replacement. 

If you have booked a workshop ticket we understand that sometimes you just can't make a class. The best thing to do is to
contact us as soon as you can to let us know. If you give us 2 weeks notice, we can
offer to transfer you to the next scheduled class. This will incur a $10 admin fee.

If you need to cancel, with two weeks notice or more we will refund the full price of the
workshop, minus $50 booking fee, less than two weeks and we will refund 50% minus
$50 booking fee.

Unfortunately we wont be able to offer refunds for cancellations or transfers received
last minute - the day before the workshop or on the day of the workshop.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Rest in Pieces or organised by Rest in Pieces must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Rest in Pieces.


I agree to give Rest in Pieces unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Rest in Pieces classes and events or on Rest in Pieces's premises. (For use of Rest in Pieces marketing materials).


See refund section


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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05 March 2020 • Rest in Pieces - Baby Chick Class

As always, Nat and the RIP team have delivered an amazing experience! Such a fun workshop and delicious food served.


04 March 2020 • Rest in Pieces - Baby Chick Class

This class was excellent - held in a beautiful warehouse with lots quirky taxidermy specimens lining the walls, the class was brilliantly prepared and guided us carefully through the taxidermy process. Nat created a wonderfully warm atmosphere, the group was friendly and supportive and we were even treated to drinks throughout the day and a delicious meal at lunchtime. Both beginners like myself and more experienced taxidermists both learned lots - I couldn't recommend these guys highly enough!


30 September 2019 • Rest in Pieces - Baby Chick Class

Excellent class, my chick looks pretty good for a first go

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