Held over two days (18th & 19th November 2017), this engaging and comprehensive workshop will see students get hands-on with the process of skinning and articulation. As part of the experience, students will also attend an informative seminar on specimen cleaning and preservation.
At the end of the two-day workshop, students will walk away with an insight into this fascinating art and will each have a gorgeous mounted mouse skeleton housed in a glass dome.
No previous taxidermy or skeletal articulation skills are needed. All are welcome.
Everything will be supplied including the mice, tools, domes, aprons, snacks and wine. Please click here and select whether you would like a take home kit. The cost of the two-day workshop is $680 (take home kits are an additional cost).
For more information on Rest in Pieces and this upcoming workshops, please visit the official website.
Such a great class full of like minded people. Had so much fun and learnt so much to boot. Already starting processing some skeletons at home with my new knowledge and skills.
The highlight of this amazing workshop was how much I learned & the people who where teaching it! heaps of relevant information was passed on in a manner that was easy to absorb, leading to everyone in the workshop leaving with an amazing skeletal mouse specimen. I bought a take home kit so that I can continue this practice at home and with everything that I learned I am confident I can recreate this practice at home. THANK YOU RIP!! YOUR AMAZING! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT WORKSHOP!!
I had a fantastic time at the skeletal articulation workshop. Gerard and Jason did an excellent job of making a friendly, relaxed atmosphere which felt more like hanging out with old friends than taking a class. The workshop was fun and interesting and the simple instructions made skinning the mice and putting their bones back together feel comfortable, natural and achievable. I went in with no expectations of the class and left happy and satisfied, with new friends and a refreshed interest in nature and anatomy. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone curious, and I hope to make it to more classes in the future.
If you're in for a challenge, try this class. Its a real eye opener into the world of taxidermy. Learning about the mouse anatomy and see how these tiny bones slot together is amazing. Gerard, you are a great teacher with a wealth of knowledge. Nat, your place is relaxing and homely (which helps to stay calm) Jason, the perfect host. I certainly left with a greater appreciation for taxidermy and know that too much glue is not always a good thing :) Look forward to future classes of RIP Thanks all, Manola