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April 2020

Concrete//Poetry : caught by hand

Saturday 18th April at 10:00 am - Sunday 19th April at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Sat 18 + Sun 19 April: 10am-4pm both days PLUS Fri 15 May: 6-8pm  £98 + £10 for materials* per person: £108 total is for 2 full days plus final 2-hour session. *Materials cost covers clay, slip/glazes, tools and kiln firing A 2-day workshop with artist Jill Skulina and writer Rebecca Sharp: sculpting visual poetry into ceramic objects. Forms of visual or ‘concrete’ poetry play with the physical layout and other visual elements of words, to communicate meaning through the;

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May 2020

Play as Form-Fraser Taylor

Saturday 16th May at 10:00 am - Sunday 17th May at 5:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2020 10-4pm each day Course fee £95 (possibly a small materials charge) Play as form In an era of uncertainty, political instability and environmental concern, our need for optimism, escape and invention is being realised through play. Learning through the playful act of drawing, engaging with experimentation, embracing the unexpected and the economy of drawing, participants will challenge risk and chance. This two day workshop will encourage the act of observational drawing as an;

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Lifedrawing One-day Workshop

Saturday 23rd May at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

This workshop is open to people working at all levels. The workshop will begin with some short warm up poses, moving on to twenty to thirty-minute drawings. Theresa will demonstrate different techniques and you will be encouraged to try different approaches. We will look at strategies to achieve correct proportion in various poses. Theresa will offer advice throughout, discussing progress, aims and any specific queries with individuals. In the afternoon session we will decide together whether to do one, two;

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Bookbinding Workshop with Cass Barron

Thursday 28th May at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Create a hand-bound leather / pleather  journal in this creative workshop with bookbinder Cass Barron We are delighted to welcome Cass Barron, expert bookbinder and teacher to Off the Rails Arthouse. Cass is based in Edinburgh and you can find out more about her on both her website and facebook page.   Many artists are interested in learning about making books as a way of showing their work or by personalising sketchbooks. The choice is yours. This is an afternoon introduction;

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June 2020

Watercolour workshop – a world of beginnings

Saturday 6th June at 9:30 am - 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 back Sarah Knox to Off the Rails Arthouse following a highly successful workshop last year. An artist and experienced art teacher based in Edinburgh, Sarah is known for her evocative paintings of the Scottish landscape, capturing the atmosphere and the fall of light on a place using fluid gestural brushstrokes and subtle restrained colour palettes. This course is aimed at people with different levels of experience including beginners, or those who would welcome one–to–one support;

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Try for a day – Chinese brush painting – Lotus

Saturday 13th June at 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Another in our series of introductions to the delightful, fascinating art of Chinese brush painting. This a great chance to try your hand at this expressive art form. Many people who have undertaken previous workshops have enjoyed them hugely and have found them beneficial to their own work, as you can see from the testimonials below. This workshop is suitable for beginners or people who have painting experience but have never tried Chinese brush painting techniques before. You might also;

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Exploring Pastels

Saturday 27th June at 10:00 am - Sunday 28th June 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. 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 and internationally and is a highly experienced;

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