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Rest in Pieces invites you to attend a one on one taxidermy workshop.
Throughout the day we will share our knowledge of the dying arts so you can begin your journey into the art of taxidermy: taxis, meaning ‘arrangement’ and derma, meaning ‘skin’.
You don’t need to have any previous taxidermy experience to take part in this workshop. We will teach you basic rat anatomy while guiding you through the correct process of skinning, preserving and mounting your specimen.
There are different techniques used for mounting mammal and bird taxidermy. In this workshop, you will learn the technique of using polyurethane foam and wire to mount (recreate) the body of your rat.
At the end of the workshop, you will have created a beautiful piece of art that is full of character. We will show you how to pose your rat in a standing position. You are welcome to bring additional props to give your finished rat its own personality – at RIP we encourage creativity!
To end the day, we will help you mount your rat in a glass dome, so you can display your new specimen with confidence.
Everything will be supplied on the day including your rat, materials, an apron, lunch and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the day. (Note, alcoholic beverages are only available for students 18+)
Feeling inspired and want to continue working on your new taxidermy skills once you get home? When you register for the workshop you can book a take home kit as well.
Workshop + kit contains:
This unique opportunity is available between Monday - Thursdays 9am - 5pm.
To book, simply choose the workshop or workshop + kit then email us and tell us your preferred class date.
We will try to accomodate this and if for any reason we are unable to, we will work out a class schedule for you on a date that works.
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