Loads of chat and creativity at last week’s Art Cafe

We have lots of art books to source ideas from, as well as plenty of objects and materials to get creative with. We have top quality “Off The Rails” sketchbooks for sale.

We have lots of chatter. We have tea,coffee and biscuits. We have creativity.

We are the Art Cafe. Thursday evenings at Off The Rails Arthouse in Ladybank.

Sound interesting? Find out more at this link: https://www.offtherailsarthouse.com/event/off-the-rails-art-cafe/2022-04-14/

Art Cafe – free, open evening – 7th April

A special treat for this week only, the Art Cafe is free!

An open evening to show you all the things we have available at the Art Cafe on a Thursday evening. Objects to draw, materials to use, books to inspire, a wonderful selection of sketchbooks to fill, and of course a good chat and refreshments!

This is for everyone, working in any discipline e.g. drawing, knitting, making, painting, stitching….. anything!

Thursday 7th April 7-9pm.

Off the Rails Art Cafe


Art Cafe – drop in on Thursday evenings

Thursday evenings 7-9pm.  ( £5 per evening ) – no need to book, just turn up

Join us at the Off the Rails Art Cafe where you will have the perfect space and peace to focus on your creativity. The art cafe will be open to provide a suitable environment to work in, the opportunity to meet others from the local community with an interest in the visual arts, as well as offering tea and biscuits to help you on your creative journey!

This could be an ideal opportunity to develop your own practice, doodle in a sketchbook, or meet others to discuss events, exhibitions, or each other’s practice.

The art cafe provides an informal and inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy some time chatting or developing their own work.

Just turn up, there is no need to book.

Talking Heads

The amazing results from last weekends workshop An Introduction to Portraiture led by Katy McKidd Stevenson really showcase exactly what the Arthouse is all about. Fantastic creativity from all involved.

Lost in Summer

It may officially be Autumn, but that doesn’t stop us holding our Developing A Studio Practice Summer School with Fraser Taylor this week. In the world today, anything is possible!

We began with a detailed and encouraging review of our Getting Lost exhibition. A shared discussion looking at all the artwork really helped us all to put our thoughts into focus for the week ahead.

Getting Lost : opening night

Not even the weather could dampen the spirits, as the Getting Lost exhibition opened to the public. A fantastic number of guests and visitors enjoyed the creative artwork, as well as chatting to many of the artists involved, and enjoying the delights of asian street food (courtesy of Umis Kitchen). A very successful opening night – don’t forget the exhibition is open 11am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday

Experimental Fun with Cyanotype

Last Saturday, much experimenting and fun was had at the Arthouse trying out the Cyanotype process. Preparing and drying our papers and textiles, before exposing them to the sun and seeing what magic developed. Thanks to Kit Martin for sharing all her knowledge and enthusiasm.