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May 2019

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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In conversation with: Kirsty Lorenz

Thu 30 May, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome our Ladybank Station neighbour Kirsty Lorenz, for an evening presentation about her stunning work. Many of you will know Kirsty’s studio which is based on the station platform and will have seen examples of her work as you go past on the train. Find out more about her work at https://www.kirstylorenz.com/ Kirsty Lorenz is a visual artist for whom flowers are a central subject, depicting them in different ways and contexts through painting, drawing, mixed…

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June 2019

Flower landscapes in acrylic – developing a freer style

Sat 8 June, 9:30 am - Sun 9 June, 4:30 pm

By popular demand, we are offering another chance to work with artist Sharon Black and repeat the very successful workshop held in February. The workshop is targeted at people who would welcome some guidance in developing a freer style when using acrylic paints and inks. It is based on Sharon’s own vibrant, colourful style and experimental approach to painting. Some basic principles about using acrylics will be covered on day one – including materials, paints and mediums – and will…

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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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A Walk, a Draw, a Book, a Story

Sat 22 June, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome back Dominique Cameron for another one day workshop exploring and celebrating our local area. Anyone who knows her stunning work, seen here on her website, will know that she is immensely skilled at capturing the essence of a viewpoint at great speed. If you join this workshop, you are in for a hardworking but highly inspiring day. The workshop will involve walking in the landscape in and around Ladybank, drawing and writing. This will form…

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Alternative Watercolour techniques- Summer school

Tue 25 June, 10:00 am - Fri 28 June, 4:00 pm

Alternative Watercolour techniques Angus McEwan AWI RWS RGI RSW 10am-4pm each day 4 day course fee £195.00   We are delighted to offer another opportunity to work with one of Scotland’s foremost artists in watercolour. Angus McEwan has a well-deserved international reputation for his stunning work. His deep love of texture, weathered surface and subtle colour shines through his paintings.  You can see examples of his work at http://www.angusmcewan.com/McEwan/ The aim of this 4 day summer school is to realise the true potential…

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July 2019

The Message is in the Medium- Summer School

Tue 2 July, 10:00 am - Fri 5 July, 4:00 pm

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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East meets West – Summer School

Mon 22 July, 10:00 am - Thu 25 July, 4:00 pm

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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August 2019

Cyanotype on fabric and paper

Sat 24 August, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tutor: Kit Martin

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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