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May 2019

Try for a Day – Chinese Brush Painting

Sat 18 May, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tutor: Chi Zhang

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

Sat 11 May, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Sat 4 May, 10:00 am - Sun 5 May, 4:00 pm

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

Sat 27 April, 10:00 am - Sun 28 April, 4:00 pm

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

Sat 30 March, 9:30 am - Sun 31 March, 4:30 pm
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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)

Sat 23 March, 10:00 am - Sun 24 March, 4:30 pm

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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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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