Internationally Renowned  Artist Returns To Her Roots

Rosi Robinson spent much of her childhood holidays at Shambellie saying at Glenharvie and West Maryfield, New Abbey.

Author of three books on Batik and exhibited in Japan, China, Europe, USA and Canada as well as throughout the UK, Rosi’s work has also featured on TV.


Rosi will be delivering a two day class at Shambellie on 15th and 16th April.  Rosi said:-


“My brother John has kept me informed of the work to see Shambellie reborn, so I am delighted to be able to come and teach Batik.  Although this is an ancient art going back thousands of years, I use it to create very contemporary images.”


Ann Hill BEM Vice Chair of the Trust added:-


“Rosi is a world expert on the contemporary use of Batik on fabrics and we are lucky to have been able to fit into her busy schedule.   Batik painting uses hot liquid wax with a variety of tools, creating texture by crackling and spattering the wax, and applying colour on both cotton and paper.  It is a fascinating technique”.


Shambellie is also running Easter holiday classes especially for primary aged children who will have the opportunity of joining story teller Suzi Briggs to help find all the Scots Word Pixies who have hidden themselves in the house and then write their own stories at a special Scots Story Seed Workshop.    There are also classes on Natural Weaving and Cyanotype pictures with Keith Walker and Andy Brooke and Helen Walsh making Felted flowers.


Shambellie is also celebrating Easter on Saturday 8th with an activity afternoon for children.

You can find out more about these classes and how to book at www.shambelliehouse.org

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