Silk Painting Workshop with Jean Robertson February 2018

by Emily Bunbury

Silk Painting Workshop with Jean Robertson, 16th - 18th February
Friday, 16th - Sunday, 18th

Create unique wearable art in the beautiful surrounding of Lisnavagh House

Silk Painting is easy, it’s fun and you get startlingly beautiful results.

During a specially designed programme of classes you will be introduced to the gentle and relaxing art of hand painting on silk. Participants of all skill levels will design and hand paint a silk scarf which they will be able to take home and wear with pride.

Silk painting is the art of applying special dye to silks. The process begins with a luxurious base of precious white silk fabric. The purity and the intensity of colour that emerges during the painting process is truly amazing. No experience is necessary and all materials are included.

Groups are kept to limited numbers for maximum tuition.

To book a Silk Painting Retreat at Lisnavagh please email Jean at or visit   Peace is at the heart of the ethos at Lisnavagh House & Gardens. Each weekend retreat offers unique and private surroundings with big fires crackling in the oak panelled library and the dining room.

When Jean has finished putting your through your paces in the Silk Painting Workshop you can experience a multitude of delights as you unwind, curling up on a sofa with a good book, taking a snooze in the blissful quiet of your bedroom, soaking in a luxurious bath with no time pressure, or sipping tea as you take in expansive views of the pleasure grounds.

Meals are included with the cost of your stay. Our menus are vegetarian and are both delicious and satisfying. In the Lisnavagh Kitchen, Emily & Joanne take great interest in nutrition and wholly believe in the power of food and how we should eat with the seasons, using organic ingredients from local suppliers and the Walled Garden at Lisnavagh.

Lisnavagh House offers a variety of accommodation to suit your needs. There are seven individually styled bedrooms in Lisnavagh House for you to choose from and each room price is based on a two-night stay single occupancy, including exclusive and private use of Lisnavagh House and gardens, up to eight hours of tuition and organic breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for the duration of your stay. Alternative accommodation is available in the Stables Courtyard. Visit to view retreats and accommodation.