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August 2021

Railway Garden

28th August 2021 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

8th August 2021 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

7th August 2021 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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Watercolour workshop – a world of beginnings

6th June 2020 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 Sarah Knox to Off the Rails Arthouse following a highly successful workshop last year. An artist and experienced art teacher based in Edinburgh, Sarah is known for her evocative paintings of the Scottish landscape, capturing the atmosphere and the fall of light on a place using fluid gestural brushstrokes and subtle restrained colour palettes. This course is aimed at people with different levels of experience including beginners, or those who would welcome one–to–one support;

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May 2020

Bookbinding Workshop with Cass Barron

28th May 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Create a hand-bound leather / pleather  journal in this creative workshop with bookbinder Cass Barron We are delighted to welcome Cass Barron, expert bookbinder and teacher to Off the Rails Arthouse. Cass is based in Edinburgh and you can find out more about her on both her website and facebook page.   Many artists are interested in learning about making books as a way of showing their work or by personalising sketchbooks. The choice is yours. This is an afternoon introduction;

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Lifedrawing One-day Workshop

23rd May 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

This workshop is open to people working at all levels. The workshop will begin with some short warm up poses, moving on to twenty to thirty-minute drawings. Theresa will demonstrate different techniques and you will be encouraged to try different approaches. We will look at strategies to achieve correct proportion in various poses. Theresa will offer advice throughout, discussing progress, aims and any specific queries with individuals. In the afternoon session we will decide together whether to do one, two;

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Play as Form-Fraser Taylor

16th May 2020 at 10:00 am - 17th May 2020 at 5:00 pm
Off The Rails Arthouse, Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2020 10-4pm each day Course fee £95 (possibly a small materials charge) Play as form In an era of uncertainty, political instability and environmental concern, our need for optimism, escape and invention is being realised through play. Learning through the playful act of drawing, engaging with experimentation, embracing the unexpected and the economy of drawing, participants will challenge risk and chance. This two day workshop will encourage the act of observational drawing as an;

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