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February 2019

Flower landscapes in acrylic – developing a freer style

Sat 2 February, 9:30 am - Sun 3 February, 4:30 pm
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This workshop is targeted at people who would welcome guidance in developing a freer style when using acrylic paints and inks. It is based on Sharon’s own vibrant, colourful style and experimental approach to painting. Some basic principles about using acrylics will be covered on day one – including materials, paints and mediums – and will also include tips on composition, colour mixing and paint techniques. There will be demonstrations and plenty of opportunity to try various techniques and be…

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Try for a day – Chinese brush painting

Sat 9 February, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tutor: Chi Zhang

  Discover the fascinating art of Chinese brush painting and try your hand at this expressive art form. This workshop is suitable for beginners or people who have painting experience but would like to explore Chinese brush painting techniques. No prior knowledge is necessary, you should simply be keen to learn and willing to hold a brush. All tools and materials used during the workshop will be supplied. Using Chinese soft brushes, ink and colours, you will be shown how to achieve…

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One-day introduction to woven bowls

Sat 16 February, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Here is another chance for a one-day introduction to the art of willow weaving, this time on a cold and frosty February Saturday. The course is perfect for those thinking that winter will never end and who are longing to get back into the garden. You will start by making an attractive nut bowls, and if you are still feeling St Valentines romance vibe, woven hearts! You will learn to use the tools of the basket maker and the art of soaking and preparing willow and will have the opportunity…

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CREATIVE CARTOGRAPHIES: Mapping imaginative landscapes

Sat 23 February, 10:00 am - Sun 24 February, 4:00 pm

CREATIVE CARTOGRAPHIES: Mapping imaginative landscapes Rebecca Sharp Creative/Writing course Sat 23 + Sun 24 Feb 2019 Two day course fee- £85  In this (very) creative writing course, you will develop innovative techniques for creating detailed imaginative worlds with originality and depth. We’ll explore elements in all forms of writing – poetry, prose, performance and creative non-fiction – with a particular focus on map-making. Beginners and seasoned writers and artists will be supported; all that’s required is an interest in the…

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March 2019

Shoreline – Mixed Media Workshop

Sat 2 March, 9:30 am - Sun 3 March, 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome back internationally renowned artist Lara Scouller to Off the Rails Arthouse for a workshop exploring natural form on the theme shoreline. Lara will arrange natural materials gathered along the Fife coast including shells, skulls, feathers, seaweed and crustaceans to create a sense and feel of the shoreline – and you can also contribute a relevant found item big or small to be incorporated into the still life. Over two days Lara will guide you through the…

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The message is in the medium- Claire Heminsley

Sat 9 March, 10:00 am - Sun 10 March, 5:00 pm

The message is in the medium Claire Heminsley 10-5pm 2 day fee £95 Message [mesij] n indirect communication from one person to another; errand; inspired teaching, revelation; moral or social teaching. Medium (pl media, mediums) [meedi-um] n material in which an artist works; substance within which objects exist or through which a force is transmitted.   This 2 day workshop will explore the possibilities of incorporating a message within a textile piece. We will develop ideas, which convey a message…

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Introduction to Mokuhanga (Japanese Waterbased Printmaking)

Sat 23 March, 10:00 am - Sun 24 March, 4:30 pm

Tutor: Elspeth Lamb 23rd and 24th March 10-4.30pm Fee: £110 for 2 days inclusive of all woodcut tools and materials What is Mokuhanga ? Japanese woodblock printing is a technique which involves inking the block with watercolour paints and specialist brushes as opposed to the western form of printmaking which utilizes oil based solvent inks applied with rollers. It only differs slightly in technique from those prints we recognize by artists such as Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. It is an ideal…

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April 2019

Nature Vivante/ Un Still Life- Kate Downie

Sat 27 April, 10:00 am - Sun 28 April, 4:00 pm

A Film, Drawing and Monoprinting workshop Tutor – Kate Downie RSA 27th -28th April 2019 10-4pm Course fee: £110 for two days Nature Vivante/ Un Still Life This is the title of Downie’s forthcoming solo exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in the autumn of 2019. It is also the working title of this weekend workshop. The artist wishes to work with a great group of participants to delve into some exciting experimental filming, drawing and monoprinting practices and to support…

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June 2019

Drawing as Impulse- Fraser Taylor

Sat 15 June, 10:00 am - Tue 18 June, 4:00 pm

Tutor- Fraser Taylor 15th – 18th June 2019, Saturday to Tuesday Course fee for 4 days: £195 10-4pm each day   “It is the impassioned impulse which swells these drawings”.  Henri Matisse, French, 1869 – 1954   This class will examine a range of contemporary approaches to drawing; using various materials to generate personally motivated images. We will work individually, collaboratively and consider site specific installations. Concepts and practice will pivot around the physical and physiological tensions set up between…

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