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6th June 2020 at 9:30am - 4:30pm

Watercolour workshop – a world of beginnings

We are delighted to welcome back Sarah Knox to Off the Rails Arthouse following a highly successful workshop last year. An artist and experienced art teacher based in Edinburgh, Sarah is known for her evocative paintings of the Scottish landscape, capturing the atmosphere and the fall of light on a place using fluid gestural brushstrokes and subtle restrained colour palettes. This course is aimed at people with different levels of experience including beginners, or those who would welcome onetoone support with a personal project. Working in watercolour, the course will appeal to artists who want to develop ideas and extend their creative approach.

The workshop will start with Sarah talking about her working process and other influences. She will talk about colour, demonstrate watercolour techniques and discuss the contrast of approach with collage, pastels, acrylic and oil. You will work individually, but with support from Sarah and will have a chance to discuss and share ideas. Sarah will lead an experimental approach showing you how to develop your work by reimagining and rescaling ideas.

You will need to bring a sketchbook, loose leaf studies (with a selection of your quick monochrome or colour landscape / seascape sketches or visual sources such as photographs) with to a view to developing these on the day. Sarah will provide a rich resource of materials but please bring any favoured brushes, pencils, watercolours and watercolour paper.

Do take a look at Sarah’s work on her website. She exhibits widely and is one of 15 artists representing Scotland this year at the international watercolour exhibition Fabriano in Acquarello 2020. In August this year, she has a solo exhibition at Dawyck Botanical Gardens.

‘Marrying oil paint’s depth of hue with watercolour-style fluidity, Sarah Knox’s impressionistic paintings and prints gorgeously conjure coastal and mountain vistas, often of the Highlands and Hebrides…’ The Scotsman, Pittenweem Arts Festival.

Cost £55, including some materials, tea and coffee

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6th June 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm
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Off The Rails Arthouse
Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom
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