Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

Beginners Taxidermy

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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, a glass dome, snacks, lunch, great company, and your choice of wine, beer or soft drink which will be provided throughout. 

Instalment Billing is available at the workshop checkout! 

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 purchase an extra dome if you would like one for your take home kit. 

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
  • A glass dome to mount your specimen into at the end of the day

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.

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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03 March 2020 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

The workshop was amazing, informative, overwhelming and bloody exhausting - I loved it! It has seriously whet my appetite for taxidermy, while bringing home just how much I have to learn. Both Nat and Karen have the patience of saints. Nat is an excellent teacher and Karen the perfect workshop mum - providing refreshments and support with grace :) It was a great day in the company of fellow weirdos! Definitely worth the trip up from Tassie. I can't wait until my next workshop adventure. In the meantime I'm off the pet food shop to stock up on frozen rats....


01 March 2020 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

This was my second Rest In Pieces workshop and again I had a simply spectacular time! The taxidermy itself was a juicy challenge, but Nat's instruction was infallible, and the class' thirst to learn was tangible. A brilliant day, with a brilliant feed (including my dietary requirements catered to!) and brilliant company. I will be back and back again for sure. Thank you Nat, and of course Karen too!


01 March 2020 • Rest in Pieces Taxidermy Workshop

The absolute best decision I have made all year. This workshop covered every step of beginner taxidermy, from dead specimen right up to the moment the glass dome covers the finished product. Nat even discussed the legalities of owning different animal remains and answered questions. Each one of us left the class with our finished rats ready to be proudly displayed, but moreso, a new set of skills that we can apply to future projects. The atmosphere is educational, but also very relaxed and comfortable. It was almost a family atmosphere, despite only just meeting these people. Truly the best learning environment I have experienced in my life. I could not speak more highly of Nat and her team! It has barely been 24 hours and I have already reccomend this workshop to friends who share my fascination with taxidermy and skill building. Already booked in to come again and make a little friend for my rat. If you're thinking about doing a workshop by Rest in Pieces, do it! It is everything you could want it to be and more!!

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