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April 2018

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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Introduction to Jewellery Workshop – Make a Pendant or Earrings –

Sat 24 February, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This class is suitable for those who have not made jewellery before and would like to try something new. We are delighted to welcome jeweller and teacher Sheila Roussel who will introduce you to some basic techniques in a fun, fast-paced workshop. It will also suit you if you have made jewellery before and would like to refresh or enhance your skills You can see examples of Sheila’s beautiful work on her website https://www.sheilaroussel.co.uk/ During the workshop you will learn some jewellery making…

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In conversation with Marian Leven

Thu 22 February, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

We are privileged to welcome one of Scotland’s foremost painters to speak with us as part of our series of evening lectures. Marian Leven, RSA, RSW who lives and works in Tayport, will speak about the development of her work from student times to the present and will talk about the range of influences within her paintings. In her artist biography for the Tatha Gallery she states: ‘My painting is concerned with Scottish landscape and seascape, an expression of the harmony, balance and emotional interaction I experience…

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Tapestry workshop: Creating with Colour

Sat 10 February, 9:30 am - Sun 11 February, 4:30 pm

Another chance to work with textile artist Fiona Rutherford and enjoy exploring the wonderful world of tapestry weaving. Fiona’s tapestries have been exhibited widely across the UK and internationally and are held in major public exhibitions. Her tapestries are highly narrative, infused with stories, poems and music drawn from everyday life. They contain simple abstract imagery infused with a love of colour that stems from her early childhood years in India. You can see examples of her beautiful work here. This…

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More Drawing and Painting for All!

Tue 6 February, 2:00 pm - Tue 27 March, 4:00 pm

How about celebrating the return of the light by sharpening up your drawing and painting skills? This eight session course 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 further their skills 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…

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One-day introductory course – Woven fruit bowls, lanterns and hearts!

Sun 4 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 Sunday. 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 fruit bowl, followed by willow lanterns for your garden or this time, woven hearts for St Valentine’s Day! You will learn to use the tools of the basket maker and the art of soaking and preparing willow and…

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Doilies of Domestic Delight

Sat 3 February, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This is a workshop with a difference. It has two purposes: firstly, to allow you to learn the craft of crochet (or improve existing skills) and secondly to take part in a creative conversation about how traditional domestic skills relate to women’s place in society. This will be a relaxed, cosy winter warmer of a day and will feature crochet, talking, tea, firesides and cakes. Artist Jill Skulina will focus on designing and making decorative doilies, those humble but fun objects…

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