Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Etched art

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Bømlo Art group organized a workshop last weekend with the multi-talented artist Jan Terje Rafdal. A big success, a full workshop of eager students and an engaging teacher. My aluminum plate, with the motif etched into it: a landscape from the northern part of Bømlo, where the naked rock faces meets the sea. And  a […]

write an opera!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Write an opera in 4 weeks! Based on the fantasy-book “The Shamer´s daughter”, the teacher-students at HSH in arts and craft and in music  are working together in this project. The process is quick, but thorough. Lots of things going on at all times. We are 3 teachers, guiding the 40 students through the creative […]

printing workshop

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

One of the fun projects that will go throughout the year, is visiting a arts and crafts class at one of the local schools. It will only be a short visit in each of the 4 groups during the year, where I show and tell a bit about printing. I notice that I am used […]


Saturday, September 6th, 2014

A fun day filled with painting and making art for the new Eidesvik-ship. It´s not being Christened until November, but arting takes time!And today 15 kids in the Eidesvik-club joined me in making the days brighter for the people who will be working onboard. Most of these kids have parents working onboard on one of […]

Student work

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

I have a student! A lady asked me if she could take private classes with me for a while, and today was our first day together. As a teacher, I´ve had plenty of students, but it feels a bit different having one student in your home.


Friday, March 21st, 2014

Weaving is the topic of the day. After a brief overview of all the different techniques of ways of fastening strings of yarn together, like tying, knotting, crocheting, knitting, weaving, etc, we visited  the local weaving crafts society. This is a bridal blanket. It was carried over the bridal couples arms on the way to the church […]

Costume workshop

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

This weekend I´ve been teaching a costume workshop for a bouquet of true theatre-lovers in Rogaland. Every other year Rogaland Teaterråd hosts workshops for their members in the amateur theatre-groups in the county. In the class I had 6 lovely ladies, all costume-makers in their theatre groups. Our challenge for the weekend was to each make […]

gluing and shrinking

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Third day of the workshop and I´m ecstatic to learn a technique I´ve wondered about for over 20 years. I know it doesn´t look like much in the pictures, but you can truly make astounding pieces of art this way. It´s all about knowing a bit about the qualities or qualifications of the different fabrics […]

pale pink granite

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

I made a silkscreen frame all on my own! Yes! This one´s motif is of the naked rock faces in pale, pale pink granite on the northern part of the most western/northern islands of Bømlo. After making the frame, it´s a good idea to leave it in the sunlight to fasten a bit extra. I´m […]

making a silkscreen

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The day has come! Finally I will learn how to make a silkscreen! Remember this girl? I used the same girl on my screen, quite a bit bigger than the mini wooden version, and much more precise in the lines. Unfortunately I don´t have any photos from the dark room where I had the light-sensible emulsion […]

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