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November 2017

Decorating and glazing hand-built ceramics

Sun 19 November, 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

Sat 18 November, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Hand-built Ceramics

Sat 4 November, 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

Sat 28 October, 9:30 am - Sun 29 October, 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

Sun 22 October, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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

Fri 20 October, 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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‘About Trees’ Creative Art Workshop, for children and adults

Thu 19 October, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This short workshop is the first 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…

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Exhibition: About Trees

Sat 14 October, 11:00 am - Sat 21 October, 5:00 pm

SHEILA PAGE, JANE MURRAY and RENIRA BARNES An exhibition not to be missed, especially if you are interested in how artists respond to the natural world. These three artists, who live in Fife and Northumberland will be showing a diverse selection of paintings, drawings and prints which reflect their shared interest in trees. They explore all aspects of trees, including woodland, leaves, bark and trees in the landscape. Each artist approaches the subject from strikingly different perspectives though always from the starting point of…

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September 2017

Lecture- Jilli Blackwood

Thu 28 September, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jilli Blackwood. My Creative Process – An Intimate Relationship A pilot Thursday evening lecture- Jilli Blackwood at Off the Rails Arthouse. Jilli will talk about the relationship between herself and the textile. Her confidence, courage, inspiration, motivation and over coming self – doubt.   Jilli Blackwood is an internationally renowned textile and fibre artist and designer who creates embroidered and woven paintings. She is an award-winning graduate of the renowned “The Glasgow School of Art”, achieving a First Class BA…

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Another Flowers in Watercolour Masterclass!

Sat 23 September, 9:30 am - Sun 24 September, 4:30 pm

By popular demand, we are delighted to welcome back Jenny Matthews for another masterclass. This follows a highly successful first workshop in June. Places are likely to be taken very quickly, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are free this September weekend. Jenny is one of Scotland’s foremost watercolour specialists in botanical subjects. Trained at Edinburgh College of Art in Drawing and Painting, including a period tutored by Elizabeth Blackadder, she has been a professional artist for 30 years.…

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