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November 2019

Beach Glass and Silver Pendant – Introduction to Jewellery Workshop

Saturday 9th November at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Following the success of this workshop in May, we are offering another chance to work with jeweller and teacher Sheila Roussel who will introduce you to some basic techniques in a fun, fast-paced afternoon. You can see examples of Sheila’s beautiful work on her website. This class is suitable for those who are new to jewellery making or who have some experience and would like to try something new. At this jewellery workshop you will learn some jewellery making techniques;

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Sip and Paint with Sharon : BYOB

Friday 8th November at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

  Fancy creating a fabulous piece of art in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere? No experience needed! And if you fancy relaxing just that wee bit more, it’s a Friday night, I’ll have the glasses ready and the nibbles out! You just need to bring along your favourite tipple and we’re away! We provide all the materials – paint, canvas, brushes and an apron in case it gets a bit messy. You just bring you, perhaps a friend or two and;

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Sip and Paint with Sharon : Coffee, Cake and Canvas

Thursday 7th November at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

  Fancy creating a fabulous piece of art in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere? No experience needed! And there’s tea or coffee and scrumptious homemade cake too, just to keep you going…Yum. We provide all the materials – paint, canvas, brushes and an apron in case it gets a bit messy. You just bring you, perhaps a friend or two and away we go! In this session we’ll be painting an Autumnal Scene. Don’t worry if you’re not arty or can’t;

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October 2019

Ways of Making and Thinking

Monday 21st October at 10:00 am - Friday 25th October at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Fraser Taylor Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 2019 10-4pm each day The intention of this 5 day course will be to strike the right tone between structured demonstration and free experimentation, guiding the participants towards something that feels equal parts committed play and enlivened inquiry. Above all there will be a commitment to the deep practice of looking and responding visually. The class with allow each participant to develop strategies in advancing their own studio practice. Work will be;

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Charcoal Drawing Workshop with Nichola Martin

Saturday 19th 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

We are delighted to welcome for the first time Nichola Martin, an award-winning artist based in Fife.  A skilled draughtsman, she prefers to work in charcoal and oils and is highly sought after for paintings requiring a high level of technical detail. You can see examples of her stunning work on her website. Nichola is also a highly experienced teacher and runs regular workshops and classes across the country. This one-day workshop will consist of drawing from still-life using charcoal. ;

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Collagraph and Carborundum Printing Workshop

Friday 11th October at 10:00 am - Sunday 13th October at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

We are very happy to welcome back expert printmaker and teacher Elspeth Lamb for a three-day intensive workshop in these fascinating printing techniques, which will extend your knowledge and skills.  Read on to find out more about them and what you will learn while you are taking part. 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;

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September 2019

Fun Felt Making Workshop with Aileen Clarke Crafts

Saturday 14th September at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Aileen Clarke, based in Fife, will be very well known to many of you as the designer and maker of the most delightful felt pieces. You can see examples of her beautiful artworks on her here. This one day workshop is a fun opportunity to try out some basic feltmaking techniques. It is suitable for beginners, or for those with some experience who wish to refresh or enhance their skills. Morning In this session you will make a wet felted;

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August 2019

Cyanotype on fabric and paper

Saturday 24th 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

Following last year’s very successful workshop, 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 benefit if you are looking for a refresher in this;

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July 2019

East meets West – Summer School

Monday 22nd July at 10:00 am - Thursday 25th July at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

East meets West : a fusion of eastern and western printmaking. Elspeth Lamb 10-4pm each day 4 day course fee- £195 Japanese woodblock printing (Mokuhanga) is a technique which involves inking the block with watercolour paints and specialist brushes as opposed to western forms of printmaking which mostly utilize oil based inks applied with rollers. Today, Mokuhanga only differs slightly in technique from those prints we recognize by artists such as Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. The ‘greener’ philosophy of Mokuhanga being;

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The Message is in the Medium- Summer School

Tuesday 2nd July at 10:00 am - Friday 5th July at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Claire Heminsley Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th July 10-4pm 4 day course fee £195 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.   The success of the workshop ‘The Message is in the Medium’ held in March has prompted Claire to expand it into a 4;

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