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January 2018

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

Sat 20 January, 9:00 am - Sun 21 January, 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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November 2017

Land and Light: evening lecture with artist Georgia Rose Murray

30th November 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the second of our new series of ‘In Conversation with’ evening lectures, we are delighted to welcome Scottish artist and university lecturer Georgia Rose Murray. Georgia, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art in 2013. is steadily building an international reputation for her painting and teaching. Over the past three years, she has developed an outstanding body of work which reflects her deep interest in the landscape, ecology and spiritual impact of…

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Live music

Black Cat Jook Band

25th November 2017, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Vintage Americana Jug band music and ragtime Blues and Vaudeville What a treat for a dark November night! By popular demand, we welcome back Black Cat Jook Band for an evening of sparkling live music. This is a rare chance to see this unique band play an acoustic gig in the intimate surroundings of Off the Rails Arthouse, Ladybank Station. Not to be missed! Numbers are strictly limited, so admission is by ticket only. The band’s last gig here was a sell-out, so…

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Decorating and glazing hand-built ceramics

19th November 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This half-day workshop is either for those who have completed the workshop in hand-built ceramics on 4 November at Off the Rails, or who have to hand fired but unglazed ceramic pieces they would like to finish. We are delighted that local artist and teacher Andrew Parry is able to share his expertise in ceramics with us. The workshop, which we are calling Day 2, will begin with discussion about some of the techniques, materials and equipment needed for successfully decorating fired and…

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Pre-Christmas Sale of Fused Glass

18th November 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to host another special one-day selling exhibition of fused glass, made entirely by a group which meets regularly at the Arthouse. A wide range of items will be on show, including decorations and gifts. A great start to your Christmas shopping, just as the season gets underway.

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Art Space

7th November 2017, 6:30 pm - 11th December 2017, 8:30 pm

This is a six week evening course for young people from 14 to 18 who love art and design and would like to spend time experimenting with different materials and methods. It is perfect for you if you would like to complement artwork you are doing at school, or if you haven’t opted to study art just now and are missing it, or are building a portfolio for further study at college. It is also great if you would simply like…

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Hand-built Ceramics

4th November 2017, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

In a new venture for Off the Rails Arthouse, we are delighted that Fife-based artist, designer and teacher Andrew Parry is offering a workshop in hand built ceramics! Andrew will introduce you to techniques such as slab or coiled pots, ceramic sculpture and tile making and decorating (please note this course does not include not throwing on a wheel). It will be ideal for anyone who wishes to take their work into three dimensions for the first time, or enhance…

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October 2017

Two-day basketry workshop for beginners and improvers

28th October 2017, 9:30 am - 29th October 2017, 5:00 pm

We are delighted to offer another two-day Basketry Workshop is for beginners and improvers. It will help you try your hand (or extend your skills) at making a round willow basket. At this time of year, however, you will also have the chance to learn how to make a colourful, decorative rush plait and explore a technique for incorporating it into your basket. The rush is the soft Juncus rush grown in Norfolk especially for rush basketry. Rush weaving is an ancient craft and most rewarding to do – the ultimate…

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‘About Trees’ Watercolour workshop

22nd October 2017, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This one-day workshop is suitable for those who would like to try watercolour for the first time, or for those with more experience who would like to enhance their skills. It offers a chance to explore all aspects of trees, including leaves, bark and lichen, through this lovely medium.  Jane Murray, one of the artists involved in the ‘About Trees’ exhibition on at Off the Rails Arthouse will introduce you to some basic techniques, but thereafter, you will be free to develop any aspects…

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‘About Trees’ Creative Art Workshop, for children and adults

20th October 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This short workshop is the second of two which are for adults, but also for children over 7 accompanied by adults (over 18). If you are looking for a delightful October holiday activity then this is for you. It is inspired by the exhibition ‘About Trees’, showing at Off the Rails Arthouse at the same time. One of the artists, Renira Barnes,  invites you to create layered, mixed media drawings, paintings and prints, to make your own mini wood. You will start by using line then…

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