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July 2021

Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock watercolour printing)

Saturday 31st July at 9:30 am - Sunday 1st August at 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

SAFE PRINTING WITHOUT A PRESS We are delighted to welcome back Elspeth Lamb for a two-day workshop in Japanese Woodblock printing. Please note that social distancing protocols and hygiene arrangements will be in place throughout the day. Please check here for further details. Japanese woodblock prints are those images one associates with artists such as Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Utamaro and Hokusai, who produced beautiful prints of luminous colour around 150-200 years ago during the Japanese Edo (present- day Tokyo) period. This;

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August 2021

Cyanotype on fabric and paper

Saturday 7th August at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

NOW FULLY BOOKED> ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY 8 AUGUST Following a very successful workshop in 2019, we are delighted to welcome back Kit Martin for another day of cyanotype. This is a full day workshop introducing you to the cyanotype process and provides an opportunity to experiment with printing onto fabric and paper. It is suitable for textile designers, painters, photographers and anyone else who might be interested in this fascinating, versatile process. Beginners are welcome, but you will also;

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Cyanotype on Fabric and Paper – additional day

Sunday 8th August at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Because the workshop on 7 August is now fully booked, Kit Martin is running an additional one the following day. This is a full day workshop introducing you to the cyanotype process and provides an opportunity to experiment with printing onto fabric and paper. It is suitable for textile designers, painters, photographers and anyone else who might be interested in this fascinating, versatile process. Beginners are welcome, but you will also benefit if you are looking for a refresher in;

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Railway Garden

Saturday 28th August at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

This one-day course is aimed at people with different levels of experience including beginners, or those who would welcome one-to-one support and want to develop ideas and extend their creative approach. Come and join Edinburgh artist Sarah Knox who is well-known for her atmospheric landscape painting and now is brimming with enthusiasm about her fresh refocus since lockdown as she began drawing plein-air in her garden and found inspiration in immediate surroundings and people. Sarah will take you outside to;

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September 2021

Exploring Pastels

Saturday 25th September at 10:00 am - Sunday 26th September at 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

We are delighted to welcome Lyn Evans to Off the Rails Arthouse for the first time, in a workshop postponed from June 2020. Lyn is a well-known artist, formerly of Fife but now based in the Lake District. She is particularly well-known for her landscape and natural form work and is inspired mostly by the more unusual colours of nature. Take a look on her website and you will be inspired too! She has exhibited widely both in the UK;

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October 2021

Watercolour workshop – colour beginnings

Saturday 2nd October at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

This course is aimed at people with different levels of experience including beginners, or those who would welcome one–to–one support with a personal project. Working in watercolour, the course will appeal to artists who want to develop ideas and extend their creative approach. Sarah Knox returns to Off the Rails following a highly successful workshop in 2019. She is an established professional artist and experienced art teacher based in Edinburgh, known for her evocative paintings of the Scottish landscape, capturing;

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