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March 2019

The message is in the medium- Claire Heminsley

Sat 9 March, 10:00 am - Sun 10 March, 5:00 pm

The message is in the medium Claire Heminsley 10-5pm 2 day fee £95 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.   This 2 day workshop will explore the possibilities of incorporating a message within a textile piece. We will develop ideas, which convey a message…

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Shoreline – Mixed Media Workshop

Sat 2 March, 9:30 am - Sun 3 March, 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome back internationally renowned artist Lara Scouller to Off the Rails Arthouse for a workshop exploring natural form on the theme shoreline. Lara will arrange natural materials gathered along the Fife coast including shells, skulls, feathers, seaweed and crustaceans to create a sense and feel of the shoreline – and you can also contribute a relevant found item big or small to be incorporated into the still life. Over two days Lara will guide you through the…

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February 2019

CREATIVE CARTOGRAPHIES: Mapping imaginative landscapes

Sat 23 February, 10:00 am - Sun 24 February, 4:00 pm

CREATIVE CARTOGRAPHIES: Mapping imaginative landscapes Rebecca Sharp Creative/Writing course Sat 23 + Sun 24 Feb 2019 Two day course fee- £85  In this (very) creative writing course, you will develop innovative techniques for creating detailed imaginative worlds with originality and depth. We’ll explore elements in all forms of writing – poetry, prose, performance and creative non-fiction – with a particular focus on map-making. Beginners and seasoned writers and artists will be supported; all that’s required is an interest in the…

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One-day introduction to woven bowls

Sat 16 February, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Here is another chance for a one-day introduction to the art of willow weaving, this time on a cold and frosty February Saturday. The course is perfect for those thinking that winter will never end and who are longing to get back into the garden. You will start by making an attractive nut bowls, and if you are still feeling St Valentines romance vibe, woven hearts! You will learn to use the tools of the basket maker and the art of soaking and preparing willow and will have the opportunity…

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Try for a day – Chinese brush painting

Sat 9 February, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tutor: Chi Zhang

  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 would like to explore Chinese brush painting techniques. 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 will be supplied. Using Chinese soft brushes, ink and colours, you will be shown how to achieve…

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Flower landscapes in acrylic – developing a freer style

Sat 2 February, 9:30 am - Sun 3 February, 4:30 pm
Tutor:

This workshop is targeted at people who would welcome 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 also include tips on composition, colour mixing and paint techniques. There will be demonstrations and plenty of opportunity to try various techniques and be…

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December 2018

GREENWOOD SPOONCARVING 2

8th December 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Following on from our last workshop, this will be a refresher for your skills and also an opportunity to refine and develop, as well as being open to those new to the craft. During this intensive day, you’ll have the opportunity to make both a spoon and a spatula, although you may wish to concentrate on producing a single, more finished piece to take home. You’ll leave with a thorough understanding of the process, and may even have produced something…

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November 2018

CARVE

18th November 2018, 2:30 am - 4:30 pm

Another chance to take part in CARVE – a fun and unique workshop that brings jewellery making together with unique and inspiring venues. Learn the skills to CARVE your unique ring or charm from jeweller’s wax and we’ll transform it for you from wax to silver. CARVE classes are run by Kate Pickering who has over 10 years of jewellery making experience. Kate has built a reputation for supporting and promoting the jewellery industry in Scotland through her jewellery incubator programme Vanilla Ink,…

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Festive Willow Crafts

17th November 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Get in the mood for the festive season with a creative, fast-paced event. Get together with some friends and enjoy a one-day class which will introduce you to the art of willow weaving. If you have some experience, this will also allow you to develop your skills and ideas. Jane Wilkinson, the tutor will help you to make attractive festive decorations such as wreaths, woven Christmas trees and even reindeers, while learning how to use the tools of the basket maker and the art of…

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Ukulele group

13th November 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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We are starting a weekly group at Off The Rails Arthouse for up to 10 ukulele players who wish to improve their existing skills. The group will be tutored by Ewen Campbell, an experienced ukulele musical arranger and performer. The sessions are best suited to intermediate ukulele players that know a good range of chords, can strum a few strumming patterns and understand the basic theory of finger picking and TAB. The weekly sessions will be tailored to suit intermediate…

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