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April 2018

The Imagined, the Obscure and the Hidden – a Personal Response to Nature

Sat 28 April, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Many of you will know and admire the work of Susan Winton, Fife-based artist and teacher. We are delighted to welcome her to Off the Rails Arthouse for a one-day workshop which will invigorate your creative thinking and set you up beautifully for your spring and summer work. The workshop is not just about the representational – it’s about the opposite, the imagined, the obscured and the hidden, all vitally important in a piece of art. It will be based…

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May 2018

Summer Drawing and Painting for All!

Tue 1 May, 2:00 pm - Tue 5 June, 4:00 pm

A six week afternoon course for those wishing to get going with their summer artwork!  This follows on from Alison Cage’s very successful Tuesday afternoon classes which we have run for a couple of years.  It will suit those who would like to continue on after taking part in her previous courses, or who are ready to get started afresh in 2018 and explore their hidden talent.  This course will encourage you to take drawing into painting, but will also cater for those who wish to concentrate purely on drawing.…

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Into the Woods….

Sat 12 May, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A drawing workshop with Dominique Cameron. This is a workshop with a difference – not to be missed. Let Dominique tell you about it herself. ‘I am an artist based in Fife. My practice starts with walking as a means to explore different landscapes. I mark routes on maps which I return to repeatedly and which I draw, paint, converse, write and film. I am interested in knowing a place in its many guises of history, weather, time of year, light,…

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Two-day workshop in basketry for beginners, refreshers and improvers!

Sat 26 May, 9:00 am - Sun 27 May, 5:00 pm

Due to popular demand, we are offering a further weekend workshop for people of all abilities who would like to learn this ancient craft or improve existing skills. It is also for people who have taken a basketry course before but would like to go over the basics again. Jane Wilkinson will tailor the course so that you work at your own pace and to the level which suits you. There will be staggered start times for groups of different…

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June 2018

Discovering Drawing……….Fraser Taylor

Sat 9 June, 10:00 am - Tue 12 June, 4:00 pm

4 Day course Saturday 9th June- Tuesday 12th June 2018 10am- 4pm each day This workshop will examine a range of contemporary approaches to drawing; using various materials to generate images, which will investigate an extensive vocabulary of visual dynamics. Drawing will be used as a device to access ideas and explore chance and the unpredictable. The immediacy of drawing allows for experimentation and risky moves. The objective is that this workshop will allow us to share ideas and discuss…

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MESSENGER BAG from recycled coffee sacks- with Ruth Morris (ROOBEDO)

Sat 16 June

CUT AND SEW WORKSHOP 16th June 2018 10am-4pm £40 including materials. From recycled fabrics learn sewing techniques and tips and go away a more confident sewer with a fantastic bag to boot! Simply bring along a sewing kit, machine (if you have one!) and a packed lunch. You will be using donated Glenlyon coffee sacks and recycled car seat belts from Perth Auto Recyclers to create your very own fully lined and beautifully finished messenger bag. About Ruth… Since 1999 Ruth…

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Woven Garden Structures

Sun 24 June, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This one-day workshop is for those whose climbing plants have taken a wee shine to themselves and need a bit of 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. Please note that the workshop is being offered on a Sunday. The garden structures course will be an introduction to the art of working in willow, its preparation and the appropriate use…

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July 2018

Breaking the Boundaries– Experimental Printmaking Summer School with Kittie Jones

Mon 2 July - Fri 6 July

Breaking the boundaries- experimental printmaking Kittie Jones 10am-4pm each day Course fee- £225 This exciting week will take the theme of Boundaries as a starting point, thinking about the edges between town and country, as well as the contrasting ideas of home and journeys. Day one will focus on gathering information out and about in the varied landscapes around Ladybank. Students will be guided through different sketching methods, working with colour, tone and composition. Sketches made will then be used…

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Sat 14 July, 2:30 pm

CARVE is a fun and unique workshop that brings jewellery making together with unique and inspiring venues. Learn the skills to CARVE your unique ring or charm from jeweller’s wax and we’ll transform it for you from wax to silver. CARVE classes are run by Kate Pickering who has over 10 years of jewellery making experience. Kate has built a reputation for supporting and promoting the jewellery industry in Scotland through her jewellery incubator programme Vanilla Ink, her countrywide festival Scottish Jewellery Week,…

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Developing a Studio Practice- Fraser Taylor

Mon 30 July - Fri 3 August

Developing a Studio Practice Fraser Taylor Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August, 2018 10am-4pm each day Course fee- £225 The workshop will allow each participating artist or designer to develop strategies in advancing their studio practice. Work will be developed individually. There will be emphasis in building a community invested in sharing and discussing ideas. Course objectives; making, group critiques, visual research, developing conceptual enquiry, understanding material interests and appropriateness to practice, presentation and installation ideas, influences, identifying goals…

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