Collagraph and Carborundum Printing Workshop with Elspeth Lamb

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

Invented in the early nineteenth century in Europe and developed in the USA during the 1930’s to the present day, a collagraph print is essentially made from a plate constructed from card, thin metal or wood using a collage of materials to create a relief texture. The term collagraph refers to the relief materials assembled […]

Poetry Platform 2: The art of ekphrasis.

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

This one-day workshop will comprise a short introduction to ekphrastic poetry, looking at a few examples from Homer to present day, followed by a series of interactive and fun-packed writing exercises designed to help poets connect with a work of art or visual stimuli on a deeper and more personal level.  The emphasis in this […]

£55

Earth Pigment Workshop with Jan Hendry

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

A half-day introduction to using natural earth pigments. Use stone tools to make paint from colourful earths and rocks, experiencing materials and processes used by artists for thousands of years.  All materials and equipment are provided, all you need to bring is painting clothes and a notebook and pen if you want to take notes.  […]

£35

Poetry Platform 3: Flipping the Script: poetry + dramatic writing

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

Exploring the theatrical potential of poetry, and the poetic potential of play-text. Not strictly Dramatic Poetry (which is a form in itself) – we’re being experimental! We’ll be unpicking selected dramatic scenes to re-work into poems – and vice versa: we’ll reimagine poems as short scenes from a play, learning some techniques of dramatic writing and stagecraft, expanding poetic devices and language into action […]

£45

Poetry Platform 4: Occasional Poetry

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

It’s perhaps the honour that every poet dreads – the request to provide a poem for an occasion.Be it a wedding, a civil partnership, a birth, a naming ceremony, an anniversary or indeed a funeral, at these times of significance, people who may not always have considered poetry as their ‘thing’ discover a need for […]

£55.0

Beyond print, line and texture

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

Join Katie from print and design studio tablet+HAAR for a day of working in an experimental, free flowing way using simple relief printmaking techniques. We will layer pattern, line and texture without fear of getting it wrong or making it perfect to create a collection of papers that can be used for collage, mixed media […]

£55

Two days of making and conversation with Fraser Taylor

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

Two day workshop fee:- £110 This lively intensive workshop will allow each participant to develop strategies in advancing their practice. You will be required to bring existing work with you which will be discussed in a one on one with Fraser establishing a way of moving the work forward. The course will encourage a fast-paced […]

Dynamic Drawing Art Course – Soft Pastel & Oil Pastel

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

This course will have four weekly classes ending on 28th March 2023. This course of four weekly classes can either be a follow-on from the initial six-week Dynamic Drawing in Graphite, and Charcoal or a standalone course. Hayley Mills the tutor, is an established professional Scottish wildlife and landscape artist who lives and has her […]

£80

Making light visible – Painting and Place, with Sarah Knox

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

This watercolour workshop is aimed at people with different levels of experience, and those who would welcome one-to-one support with a personal project. Working in watercolour, the workshop will appeal to artists who want to develop ideas and extend their creative approach. We welcome back artist Sarah Knox who has run popular interactive watercolour workshops […]

£60.00

A Journey into Bookbinding with Cass Barron

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife

Join well-known Edinburgh based bookbinder Cass Barron for a day of creative bookbinding that will equip you with the skills to make two book structures – a great opportunity to try your hand at this wonderfully addictive craft and leave with a set of books that make for great sketchbooks, journals and personalised gifts! Throughout […]

£65