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June 2019

Drawing as Impulse- Fraser Taylor

Saturday 15th June at 10:00 am - Tuesday 18th June at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

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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Flower landscapes in acrylic – developing a freer style

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

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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May 2019

In conversation with: Kirsty Lorenz

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

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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Lyrical landscape – the creative process

Saturday 25th May at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

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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Try for a Day – Chinese Brush Painting

Saturday 18th May at 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

After a very successful first workshop in February, we are delighted to offer another chance to discover the fascinating art of Chinese brush painting and try your hand at this expressive art form. This workshop is suitable for beginners or people who have painting experience but have never tried Chinese brush painting techniques before. No prior knowledge is necessary, you should simply be keen to learn and willing to hold a brush. All tools and materials used during the workshop;

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Beach Glass and Silver Pendant – Introduction to Jewellery Workshop

Saturday 11th 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

We are delighted to welcome back jeweller and teacher Sheila Roussel who will introduce you to some basic techniques in a fun, fast-paced workshop. This class is suitable for those who are new to jewellery making and would like to try something new, or for those who have some experience but would welcome a refresher. You can see examples of Sheila’s beautiful work on her website. At this workshop you will learn jewellery making techniques including sawing, texturing, soldering and;

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Full Steam Ahead – an Exhibition by Indigo Tracks

Saturday 4th May at 10:00 am - Sunday 5th May at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Indigo Tracks are a group of contemporary textile and mixed media artists. They meet regularly at Off the Rails Arthouse and work with paint, print, paper, textiles, stitch and more. You can see examples of their work on their Facebook page. All members have different skills and strengths and by working in a supportive group they are able to further develop their work. This exhibition is part of the Artline Open Doors weekend and is entitled ‘Full Steam Ahead’. The;

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April 2019

Nature Vivante/ Un Still Life- Kate Downie

Saturday 27th April at 10:00 am - Sunday 28th April at 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

A Film, Drawing and Monoprinting workshop Tutor – Kate Downie RSA 27th -28th April 2019 10-4pm Course fee: £110 for two days Nature Vivante/ Un Still Life This is the title of Downie’s forthcoming solo exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in the autumn of 2019. It is also the working title of this weekend workshop. The artist wishes to work with a great group of participants to delve into some exciting experimental filming, drawing and monoprinting practices and to support;

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March 2019

Mixed media, Monotype and Collage

Saturday 30th March at 9:30 am - Sunday 31st March at 4:30 pm

The Arthouse is delighted to welcome back Liz Myhill RSW, one of Scotland’s foremost artists, illustrators and printmakers. As you will see from her website, her work spans a huge range of subject matter and media and she has exhibited widely all over the UK. We are offering you a chance to work with her for an intensive and highly rewarding weekend of creativity and experimentation. You will explore working in a variety of different materials, seeing what each of them;

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Introduction to Mokuhanga (Japanese Waterbased Printmaking)

Saturday 23rd March at 10:00 am - Sunday 24th March at 4:30 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Tutor: Elspeth Lamb 23rd and 24th March 10-4.30pm Fee: £110 for 2 days inclusive of all woodcut tools and materials What is Mokuhanga ? Japanese woodblock printing is a technique which involves inking the block with watercolour paints and specialist brushes as opposed to the western form of printmaking which utilizes oil based solvent inks applied with rollers. It only differs slightly in technique from those prints we recognize by artists such as Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. It is an ideal;

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