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October 2019

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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Living in Colour, an Exhibition by Four Fife Artists

Saturday 5th October at 11:00 am - Sunday 6th October at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

A weekend positively sizzling with colour! Sheila Page, Alison Cage, Sharon Black and Laura Appéré invite you to join them for a one evening and two-day exhibition of their vibrant, exciting work. Subject matter varies but the common factor is a visual celebration of living form and a delight in experimenting with media and technique. Drawings and paintings will be on show and there will be cards and prints for sale. Free entry. Friday 4 October – evening reception with;

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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

Getting lost- an exhibition

Friday 30th August at 6:00 pm - Sunday 1st September at 5:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Friday 30th August  Opening night 6-8pm Saturday 31st August    11am-5pm Sunday 1st September  11am-5pm   ‘Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.’ Rebecca Solnit – from A Field Guide to Getting Lost In the summer of 2018 a group of 10 people from different individual landscapes, came together to make work with Fraser Taylor to test ideas;

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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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June 2019

Alternative Watercolour techniques- Summer school

Tuesday 25th June at 10:00 am - Friday 28th June at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

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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Platform

Saturday 22nd June at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

The new season of Platform Sessions kicks off with poets Jon Plunkett & Judith Taylor with music from The New Ordnance Survey Players.  Entry is £5 on the door. To book a place please email [email protected] All welcome. Born among the granite and drumlins of Ireland, JON PLUNKETT now lives and writes in Scotland. He is a widely published slam winner and collaborator, often working with musicians and artists to present poetry in new ways. Jon is founder of The Corbenic Poetry Path;

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A Walk, a Draw, a Book, a Story

Saturday 22nd 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 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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