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June 2018

MESSENGER BAG from recycled coffee sacks- with Ruth Morris (ROOBEDO)

Sat 16 June

CUT AND SEW WORKSHOP 16th June 2018 10am-4pm £40 including materials. From recycled fabrics learn sewing techniques and tips and go away a more confident sewer with a fantastic bag to boot! Simply bring along a sewing kit, machine (if you have one!) and a packed lunch. Off the rails Arthouse has sewing machines if you don’t have your own! You will be using donated Glenlyon coffee sacks and recycled car seat belts from Perth Auto Recyclers to create your very…

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Discovering Drawing……….Fraser Taylor

Sat 9 June, 10:00 am - Tue 12 June, 4:00 pm

4 Day course Saturday 9th June- Tuesday 12th June 2018 10am- 4pm each day This workshop will examine a range of contemporary approaches to drawing; using various materials to generate images, which will investigate an extensive vocabulary of visual dynamics. Drawing will be used as a device to access ideas and explore chance and the unpredictable. The immediacy of drawing allows for experimentation and risky moves. The objective is that this workshop will allow us to share ideas and discuss…

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May 2018

Two-day workshop in basketry for beginners, refreshers and improvers!

Sat 26 May, 9:00 am - Sun 27 May, 5:00 pm

Due to popular demand, we are offering a further weekend workshop for people of all abilities who would like to learn this ancient craft or improve existing skills. It is also for people who have taken a basketry course before but would like to go over the basics again. Jane Wilkinson will tailor the course so that you work at your own pace and to the level which suits you. There will be staggered start times for groups of different…

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Into the Woods….

Sat 12 May, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A drawing workshop with Dominique Cameron. This is a workshop with a difference – not to be missed. Let Dominique tell you about it herself. ‘I am an artist based in Fife. My practice starts with walking as a means to explore different landscapes. I mark routes on maps which I return to repeatedly and which I draw, paint, converse, write and film. I am interested in knowing a place in its many guises of history, weather, time of year, light,…

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Summer Drawing and Painting for All!

Tue 1 May, 2:00 pm - Tue 5 June, 4:00 pm

A six week afternoon course for those wishing to get going with their summer artwork!  This follows on from Alison Cage’s very successful Tuesday afternoon classes which we have run for a couple of years.  It will suit those who would like to continue on after taking part in her previous courses, or who are ready to get started afresh in 2018 and explore their hidden talent.  This course will encourage you to take drawing into painting, but will also cater for those who wish to concentrate purely on drawing.…

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April 2018

The Imagined, the Obscure and the Hidden – a Personal Response to Nature

Sat 28 April, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Many of you will know and admire the work of Susan Winton, Fife-based artist and teacher. We are delighted to welcome her to Off the Rails Arthouse for a one-day workshop which will invigorate your creative thinking and set you up beautifully for your spring and summer work. The workshop is not just about the representational – it’s about the opposite, the imagined, the obscured and the hidden, all vitally important in a piece of art. It will be based…

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HOW TO MAKE AN OMELETTE- An exhibition and performed gallery talk

Sun 8 April - Sun 15 April

HOW TO MAKE AN OMELETTE- An exhibition and performed gallery talk Exhibition       10am – 5pm daily      FREE Gallery Talk    Saturday 14th April. 2pm & 5pm    £5        Sunday 15th April. 2pm & 5pm    £5   Chris Duffy from The Auchtermuchty Food Museum tells the story of how the purchase of a battered cookbook in 1983 snowballed into a journey of obsessive collecting. In How to make an Omelette he shares items from the collection…

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March 2018


Sat 17 March, 9:30 am - Sun 18 March, 4:30 pm

Off the Rails Arthouse is delighted to welcome internationally renowned artist and textile designer Jilli Blackwood for a two-day workshop which promises to challenge and inspire you and invigorate your work. This workshop follows a very successful and entertaining evening presentation which she gave at the Arthouse in September. Jilli will be discussing and developing the making of a thread, a yarn, but she prefers to call them tendrils because they are more than a thread. The processes Jilli will be teaching and demonstrating are…

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Introduction to Pinhole Photography

Sat 10 March, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tutor: Kit Martin

This is another of our ‘how to’ workshops. It will allow you to explore first principles of photography and learn how to make stunning images using the simplest of equipment. We all spend so much time staring at screens and consuming digital images. For this workshop you will be slowing right down, beginning with making your own camera. You will learn about the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black and white prints in…

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February 2018

Woven breadbaskets and bowls

Sun 25 February, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

By popular demand, we are delighted to welcome back Jane Wilkinson for another one-day introduction to the art of willow weaving, again on a February Sunday.  This is a great workshop for those who are new to this skill. This time we are thinking of shared meals with family or friends (think of long summer meals in the garden) and will focus on making breadbaskets and other small bowls. You will learn to use the tools of the basket maker and the art of soaking and…

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