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October 2021

Watercolour workshop – colour beginnings

Saturday 2nd October at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

This course is aimed at people with different levels of experience including beginners, or those who would welcome one–to–one support with a personal project. Working in watercolour, the course will appeal to artists who want to develop ideas and extend their creative approach. Sarah Knox returns to Off the Rails following a highly successful workshop in 2019. She is an established professional artist and experienced art teacher based in Edinburgh, known for her evocative paintings of the Scottish landscape, capturing;

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September 2021

Exploring Pastels

Saturday 25th September at 10:00 am - Sunday 26th September 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, in a workshop postponed from June 2020. 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;

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A Print at the Pub!

Tuesday 21st September at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Printmaking workshop at the Golf Inn Ladybank Tutor- Theresa Gourlay 21st September 2021 7pm Free To book a place please email Theresa – [email protected] Off the Rails Arthouse is venturing ‘oot and aboot’ to our local pub! No experience is necessary to join this free printmaking workshop, we will also provide all materials and equipment. The Golf Inn at Ladybank is a pub/restaurant and farmshop just a few metres along from the station. In the past many of our participants;

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Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock watercolour printing)

Saturday 18th September at 9:30 am - Sunday 19th September at 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

SAFE PRINTING WITHOUT A PRESS Due to popular demand, Elspeth Lamb is running another two-day Mohukanga (Japanese Woodblock printing) workshop at Off the Rails. Please note that social distancing protocols and hygiene arrangements will be in place throughout the day and class numbers will be limited to eight. You will be allocated a set of tools for your sole use during the weekend. Japanese woodblock prints are those images one associates with artists such as Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Utamaro and Hokusai,;

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August 2021

Railway Garden

Saturday 28th August at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

This one-day course is aimed at people with different levels of experience including beginners, or those who would welcome one-to-one support and want to develop ideas and extend their creative approach. Come and join Edinburgh artist Sarah Knox who is well-known for her atmospheric landscape painting and now is brimming with enthusiasm about her fresh refocus since lockdown as she began drawing plein-air in her garden and found inspiration in immediate surroundings and people. Sarah will take you outside to;

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Cyanotype on Fabric and Paper – additional day

Sunday 8th August at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Because the workshop on 7 August is now fully booked, Kit Martin is running an additional one the following day. 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;

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Cyanotype on fabric and paper

Saturday 7th 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

NOW FULLY BOOKED> ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY 8 AUGUST Following a very successful workshop in 2019, 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;

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June 2020

Midsummer Fused Glass Sale

21st June 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Our resident fused glass group would like to invite you to a day of sparkling, light-filled enjoyment, at a perfectly lovely time of year! Come and see the beautiful things that have been made and imagine how good they could look in your home or garden. All for sale at excellent prices.   Free entry

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Critique Day- Fraser Taylor

20th June 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Saturday June 20th 2020 10-4pm Fee:- £25 We are hosting our first special ‘Critique day’ at Off the Rails. It is open to anyone who has participated on a Fraser Taylor workshop (not necessarily at Off the Rails Arthouse – anywhere as long as Fraser was teaching the course) This one day vibrant critique will allow you to share your work with a supportive enthusiastic group of fellow artists/designers. You will receive constructive criticism, which will help you to identify;

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Try for a day – Chinese brush painting – Lotus

13th June 2020 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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