Rudiments students were introduced to the art of Batik by Mr. Hugh Mullen in a recent workshop held in the Art room. Batik is both an art and a craft, and it is a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there. Many thanks to Hugh for this very interesting demonstration.