Walk, Draw, Book and Story

Wonderful work carried out at Off the Rails Arthouse on Saturday. Called “A Walk, A Draw, A Book, A Story”, and led by Dominique Cameron.

Who knew a walk through Ladybank could be so inspiring!


Reflecting on Drawing as Impulse

The final day of Fraser Taylor’s Summer School gave all participants the chance to reflect on all we have achieved individually and as a group. Creativity of course, but also a great deal of encouragement and emotional support.

And as the dust settles, the early summer sun shines through the window and the Arthouse returns to peaceful serenity.




Summers here!!

Our first Summer School of the season is underway.

Fraser Taylor’s “Drawing as Impulse” summer school is off to a flyer with much sketching and mono-printing.

Ta-da, Fraser demonstrating the magic of monoprinting
Large scale monoprints adorning the Arthouse staircase

Acrylics in full bloom

Colourful palette

Last weekend was not so pleasant outside weather-wise, but lots of flowers were in full bloom within the cosy walls of the Arthouse.

Sharon Black’s weekend workshop on Flower Landscapes in Acrylic was well attended, and considerable talent and creativity was shared by all. Much tea and cake also went down a treat.



Watercolours in tune!

Sarah Knox demonstrating various watercolour paints and papers

Our “Lyrical Landscapes” workshop led by Sarah Knox, was a great success last Saturday. Huge amount of information, learning and creativity all perfectly in tune within one busy day. As usual the magic of the Arthouse itself combined with the friendliness and creativity of all participants resulted in a fabulous atmosphere for all concerned.

Creativity in full flow at the Arthouse

Arthouse in Bloom

Spring came early to the Arthouse this past weekend, with a very successful workshop on Flowers in Landscape – using Acrylics.

The workshop was tutored in fine fashion by local artist Sharon Black, and the creative output from the weekend was clear to all.


Ukulele News

Great news – we are starting up a weekly Ukulele group from Tuesday 13 November, 7 to 8.30 pm! The group will be tutored by Ewen Campbell, an experienced ukulele musical arranger and performer. (Click on the website link for more details about Ewen.) The weekly sessions will be tailored to suit intermediate players, with the aim of improving playing skills and technique, focussing on strumming patterns, chord shapes and progressions, fingerpicking and melody playing, multi-part playing and sometimes a bit of singing!

If this is of interest to you or someone you know, then please get in touch by email [email protected] or call Frank on 07845 463133 or Roy on 07856 892705