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February 2019

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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Mixed media, Monotype and Collage

Sat 30 March, 9:30 am - Sun 31 March, 4:30 pm
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The Arthouse is delighted to welcome back Liz Myhill RSW, one of Scotland’s foremost artists, illustrators and printmakers. As you will see from her website, her work spans a huge range of subject matter and media and she has exhibited widely all over the UK. We are offering you a chance to work with her for an intensive and highly rewarding weekend of creativity and experimentation. You will explore working in a variety of different materials, seeing what each of them…

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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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May 2019

Woven Garden Structures

Sat 11 May, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This one-day workshop is for those whose gardens are coming to life at great speed and need some propping up!  We are very glad that Jane Wilkinson is able to offer another garden structures workshop and hope that those who missed it last year can join this time round. The garden structures course will be an introduction to the art of working in willow, its preparation and the appropriate use of the tools associated with the craft. You will be able,…

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Lyrical landscape – the creative process

Sat 25 May, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tutor: Sarah Knox

Sarah Knox is a well-established painter and printmaker based in Edinburgh. Her paintings are inspired by the spirit of place, and explore the poetry of dissolving form, atmosphere and light. Be inspired by the beautiful work on her website:  www.sarahknoxgallery.co.uk In this one-day workshop Sarah will help you to explore watercolour and show you how to reflect colour, atmosphere, space and light within landscape. Come with an open mind and experiment with paint, collage and pigments. It is a wonderful opportunity to…

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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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